Cloud Computing


How To Deliver IT as a Service via System Center 2012 Service Templates

Microsoft System Center 2012 can be used to provide IT as a service, especially in the deployment of application services. Here's how to set up service templates that can help you do it with consistency and repetitive predictability.

How To Protect Your VMs with vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is all too easy, as long as you take it one step at a time.

VMware Partner Exchange: New Cloud Credits, Partner Competencies Revamped

New partner incentives revolve around selling public and hybrid cloud services; also, partner competencies revamped to account for role-based learning and individual competency achievements.

VCE Adds Vblocks for Midsized, Remote Deployments

New Vblock versions sized for midsized and remote office deployments; specialized version for SAP HANA in-memory database also available.

Citrix Closes Mobility Management Gap with XenMobile

Citrix melds mobile application management technology from recent ZenPrise acquisition into new offering.

Is Virtualization Stalled On Performance?

Virtualization and cloud architectures are driving great efficiency and agility gains across wide swaths of the data center, but they can also make it harder to deliver consistent performance to critical applications. Let's look at some solutions.

VMware Debuts Horizon WorkSpace, Updates to Horizon Suite

VMware announced updates to its Horizon Suite, including a mobile component that provides for enterprise-grade device management.

Free Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Users

Microsoft training module available for free for a limited time; provides look into/comparison of Microsoft virtualization solutions for those already familiar with VMware's solutions.

Azure Storage Gains on Amazon S3 (Report)

A report by enterprise cloud storage provider Nasuni shows Microsoft's cloud storage competes and sometimes bests the competition in performance and other criteria.

New Office Arriving in March with Some Cloud Perks

Microsoft has confirmed that Office 2013 and Office 365 will be generally available in March.

LogMeIn Hops On Free Storage Cloud

Cubby provides 5GB, with a professional version allowing syncing across devices without the cloud.

Microsoft Cuts Price for Windows Azure SQL Reporting Services

Microsoft recently lowered the price for its Windows Azure SQL Reporting Services, which is used for business intelligence-type applications.

Office 365 Fortifies Cloud Connection

Microsoft announced new consumer, student and small business editions, and is fortifying its connection through newer cloud connections.

VMware Revenues Rising, But Job Cuts Looming

Virtualization and cloud behemoth VMware followed up good news of rising revenues in its latest earnings report with some bad news on impending layoffs.

Storage Advances Help Make VDI Reality

New innovations like automated tiered storage, thin provisioning, continuous snapshots and remote replication has companies reconsidering VDI.

HotLink SuperVISOR Centralizes VM Management

Version 2 has deeper integration with VMware tools, including vCloud Director and Amazon EC2 support.

Oracle VM 3.2 Now Manages SPARC Domains

Latest upgrade also adds MySQL Enterprise as a database repository option, plus a slew of new features and improvements.

VMware CTO Steve Herrod Steps Down

VMware CTO Steve Herrod blogged earlier today that he is resigning his post at the company.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Updated, Supports Hyper-V

Red Hat's latest 5 point release finally makes the Hyper-V connection and improves security and supports a wider variety of hardware.

Cloud Q&A: AvePoint Takes The Cloud Leap

AvePoint had a unique challenge: Redesigning DocAve to work with the cloud-based version of Microsoft Office. Another in an ongoing series of interview from Doug Barney.

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