Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for
8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise,
the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going.
While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many
early proponents predicted it would be, we are now to a place where cloud
solutions are seen as viable for most organizations, and are being utilized
Accordingly, it’s worth taking a look at the state of today’s cloud
computing options and making some guesses about where we’re going from
Prominence. While cloud computing has made significant inroads in recent
years, we’re only going to see this intensify. With the growth of major
data centers on a global scale providing cloud service, more and more
organizations are going to move some or all of their needs to the cloud.
No one who’s followed Oracle in the past few years could honestly suggest
that their hardware efforts haven’t staggered. In the fourth quarter of
last year, for example, hardware revenue was down 3% to $714 million year
over year. While total hardware revenue including support stayed stead, the
decline in actual hardware product revenue has been happening for some time.
This happens at a time when many competitor hardware offerings are in a
So, is it the end for Oracle hardware? That’s the big question. There is
evidence to suggest that Oracle hardware may be under... (more)
Cisco has been ridding itself of consumer products for some time, which is
why it was surprising to see Cisco at the International Consumer Electronics
Show this year. According to CEO John Chambers, however, the new IoE
(Internet of Everything) plan at Cisco is set to change the trajectory of
everyone on Earth, in both the consumer and the professional arenas.
Here are some ways IoE is going to impact the world:
Bigger than anything that’s come before. Now, don’t get the wrong idea:
Cisco isn’t going to sell IoE to consumers directly. But Internet of
Everything will impact our d... (more)
Network address management ought to be, according to the conventional wisdom,
a problem that’s been solved long ago. Yet, when you add in complexities
like a private cloud infrastructure, everything isn’t always as easy as it
seems at first blush. DDI (the management of DNS, DHCP and IP addresses) can
be problematic at times, and even the larger providers of cloud solutions,
such as OpenStack, don’t always have the answers that you need.
The Infoblox DDI
Infoblox is doing what they can to make the process smoother and more
manageable. The Infoblox DDI series of appliances will co... (more)
Making the most of your virtualized environment means monitoring performance
and making changes to optimize performance. The fact is that there are a
number of things that can hamper performance in a virtualized environment,
and if you’re not looking at all of them you can find yourself with an
unexpected performance bottleneck.
Accordingly, here are some of the most common virtualization performance
myths of which you need to be aware:
Performance monitoring and capacity planning are the same thing. Performance
monitoring and capacity planning complement one another, but they wo... (more)