Hybrid Cloud For Enterprises: Why, What, and How

There is a lot of talk about hybrid cloud these days, but the most important thing is to understand why customers need it in the first place. A close second is to know the various challenges in building a hybrid cloud solution. Why Hybrid Cloud A hybrid cloud is a cloud environment where an enterpriseRead More


How to Cut Your Public Cloud Cost by 50 Percent

Cloud has become the new platform for enterprises to build, test and run their applications. Public clouds like AWS have been a preferred choice for a lot of companies due to a wide variety of instance size options, storage options, and services. Any team within mid to large enterprises that is looking to quickly buildRead More


Never Build a Cloud: Buy, Rent or AirBnB It

I have been working with virtualization and cloud for almost a decade now. I spent more than half of it at VMware working on virtualization, hypervisor and datacenter management. The last few years, I have been busy at ZeroStack, building a unique cloud solution for application development teams. In the process, I have talked toRead More


Feeling overwhelmed with cloud choices?

Image courtesy Business Cloud News circa 2013 It is a given that public cloud is here to stay. People love that they don’t have to deal with infrastructure and operations. It is also a given that most of the workloads are on-premises right now, and many organizations want an on-premises cloud to run them. However,Read More


I’m busy, come back in a week!

Whether you are a parent, or just remember being a kid, you’ve heard this at some point. Even in these days of collaboration and teamwork, in a moment within a busy day, it is feasible to hear this at work. In information technology, a theme we are all hearing is this concept of agility. MakeRead More


WHAT IS CLOUD?

You might say, isn’t that an obvious question for 2016 and almost 2017? I thought it was six months ago when I was immersed in software-defined networking (SDN) and white box switches, but now that I am immersed in cloud here at ZeroStack, I can say it is a great question and many people stillRead More


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