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February 13, 2017
Rubrik plans a first-quarter software update to enable its Cloud Data Management platform to support physical Windows servers, software-based encryption and customized reports.
February 03, 2017
IT pros at large businesses aren't willing to ditch their on-premises VDI for DaaS technology. A hybrid approach to desktop delivery could be the answer, however.
February 02, 2017
Aerohive shifts gears with Wi-Fi for small businesses that feature cloud-based management software, Cisco considers the true cost of a data breach and Arista beefs up visibility.
January 06, 2017
More cloud resources from more cloud providers means more management headaches. If 2016 was the year of the multicloud, 2017 is the year to get serious about management.
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Choosing the right vRealize Orchestrator design option will determine how effective your environment runs. This chapter excerpt can help you make the right decision. Continue Reading
AWS rolled out nearly two dozen new services at AWS re:Invent 2016, and conference attendees were quick to react to all things cloud during the keynote addresses. Continue Reading
Most experts and vendors agree a hybrid cloud bridging on-premises clouds with public clouds is the most popular way to go for cloud storage. This handbook examines the tools and technologies required to make hybrid cloud implementation work.
Hybrid cloud implementation requires a sound management strategy that starts with determining which applications and data will reside on premises and those that will live in the cloud. IT administrators also need to carefully select the right public cloud service and determine how it matches with the private, on-premises cloud.
A hybrid cloud can consist of multiple private and public clouds. Key tools for the cloud are virtual or physical appliances, virtual switches and hybrid cloud management products. There are numerous appliance choices in the market, but hybrid cloud management tools are still evolving. Managing a hybrid cloud implementation has become the trickiest part of the model.
IT administrators need to determine if they want a "single pane of glass" approach to cloud management tools or to use a collection of specialized tools that are designed for a specific operation in the cloud. A consolidated management tool is best when you need to manage budgets across multiple providers or identities of users who access images running in multiple clouds. Specialized tools are good when specific weak spots need to be addressed. Often, a combination of specialized programs and custom coding is key; while, in other cases, a cloud software platform is a better option.
In general, a hybrid cloud is a more complex model to manage. IT administrators need to find a public cloud provider that supports the on-premises cloud API so that migrating virtual images between the private and public cloud is easier. They also need to find a cloud vendor that has the same cloud stack and cloud API for both clouds or find a third party that has software that can be tailored to migrate virtual images between the two types of cloud.Continue Reading
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Hybrid cloud management continues to be a challenge for IT. Providers have stepped up to address those challenges with public cloud-like, on-premises systems -- but hurdles remain. Continue Reading
Buyers must evaluate hybrid cloud management tools carefully, knowing their team's needs and experience level, to choose the most beneficial option for their platform. Continue Reading
Selecting hybrid cloud management tools is a complex task. Buyers must consider a long list of criteria such as costs, APIs, support and third-party involvement. Continue Reading
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With hybrid cloud becoming increasingly common, VMware created a tool to extend the management layer across cloud platforms. Continue Reading
The global head of the Oracle practice at TCS says focusing on customer-facing applications is critical when planning an Oracle hybrid cloud architecture. Continue Reading
Microsoft OMS features 'solution packs' that track resource usage, which can help administrators plan for future capacity needs. Continue Reading
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The growth of the multicloud environment among enterprises is fueling the need for management tools that reduce complexity and redundancy. Continue Reading
TechTarget survey results highlight the growth of IT performance management tools that provide automated feedback to problems with applications, server virtualization and the cloud. Continue Reading
The creation of too many VMs and the continued existence of unused VMs plague modern IT infrastructure. This three-part guide looks at the ongoing battle against virtual machine sprawl, with a focus on strategies and tools for tracking VM lifecycles. Servers can be virtualized so easily, a reality that is both a blessing and a curse. Unneeded VMs waste an organization’s resources and can create licensing complications. To combat these inefficiencies, IT teams should put specific controls in place and adopt strategies that prevent VM sprawl. This guide emphasizes the importance of business policies that require users to justify the need for and duration of a VM. Without reasonable controls in place, VMs will proliferate and, over time, diminish the effectiveness of a virtualized infrastructure.
While many organizations have adopted sound practices for deploying virtual machines, they have not succeeded in effectively managing these virtualized environments. As a result, they are confronting server sprawl and losing the full benefit of their virtualization investments. Products exist to address this issue; some are from major virtualization vendors and others from third-party vendors. Combined with firm policies, these products can assist admins in managing VM sprawl, if not stopping it altogether.Continue Reading