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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 regularly. 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 here: 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. ... (more)

Is Oracle Hardware Dead?

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 growth phase. 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)

@ThingsExpo: Five Ways Cisco’s Internet of Everything Will Change the Earth’s Trajectory

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)

Infoblox Moves to Make Private Cloud Management Easier

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)

Top Five Virtualization Performance Myths

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)