Analysis of VMware and AWS Deal: Who Really Wins?

Last week we heard about VMware on AWS offering coming next year [1]. VMware is providing their software stack on baremetal servers in AWS. What does VMware and its customers get out of the deal? Short answer: Proximity to AWS and its cloud services! vCloud Air already provides a VMware based cloud in datacenters setRead More

Cloud Managed Datacenter: The Path to Cloud Based IT

Over the last two decades, we have seen three major shifts in the IT and application development industry: infrastructure, application delivery, and application development.  I’ll look at these three trains that are colliding now and make a case for why we need cloud managed datacenters today and why it is the only way private cloudsRead More

Cloud Managed Datacenter: The Next Disruption in IT

Going beyond SDDC and Hyper-convergence! Enterprise IT has been going through a lot of changes over the last decade given the shift of IT from virtualized environments to a private or public cloud, containers, new orchestration layers, new application description formats and the conversion of appliance-based service delivery to virtual appliances running on your infrastructure.Read More

Virtual Machine High Availability

High availability of virtual machines (VM) is a critical requirement for enterprises for running their key workloads. OpenStack-based cloud environments are geared towards horizontally scaled, resilient, cloud-native applications. These applications are built with an assumption that application instances may go down, and therefore have additional logic to deal with such failures. But for important legacyRead More

Rather than “death to software,” death to complexity through software!

These days we expect content and services anywhere at anytime on any device, and therefore IT organizations need to deliver them — emails, video, texts, tweets, music, games… all to your devices — smartphone, tablet, car, now refrigerators, shoot, and once in awhile even to your good old PC or laptop. We want choice basedRead More

What is your Cloud Strategy?

You are a CIO, a VP of Operations, or an IT manager. You could also be an Infrastructure Architect. You have been purchasing or using VMware products since it emerged in the early 2000s. You have lived and thrived through GSX, ESX, ESXi and beyond. You may also be the rarer breed that decided toRead More

How to Supercharge Your Application Deployment Model on Your Private Cloud

As an enterprise, deploying and maintaining your own cloud platform is not how you win the race. You win the race by building a great business focused on applications. But today, every company in industry is becoming an app company. To increase your competitiveness, you need to be able to rapidly develop and prototype newRead More

ZeroStack’s Cloud 55

Are you having trouble keeping up with all the buzz in the cloud infrastructure space? Follow these thought leaders on Twitter to stay on top of breaking news with various blogs and gripping articles. See the list of thought leaders below or subscribe to ZeroStack’s Cloud 55 group on Twitter. @MitchWagner @TManSpeaks @ArchitectCloud @cloud4computing @AWScloud @HPE_Cloud @AccentureCloud @Cloud_SDN @CloudBlogs @CloudproRead More

Micro Clouds: The Future of Cloud Computing

Data centers are the main engine behind today’s digital economy. More and more companies are looking to increase their differentiation by enhancing their offerings using more digital technologies. For example, many e-commerce sites offer recommendations and bundles to customers, when they buy a product. Similarly stores offer instant rebates on items that are on theRead More

The One Thing Every Computer Science Major Should Know

In college we learn a lot of areas related to computing including programming, compilers, architecture, networking, storage and operating system concepts. After graduation, one gets a job in industry and starts working on real world application development. Previously, it used to largely consist of a code repository, coding guidelines, build and test system maintained byRead More