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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 contain both virtual and hardware appliances. These appliances will automate the way in which VMs provision their IPs and DNS. They’re designed to work with a number of private cloud companies, including: VMware Microsoft HP Cisco As well as a few others. The idea is that the Infoblox DDI can p... (more)

How Red Hat is Becoming the Platform of Choice for the Private Cloud

Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been gaining steam among the enterprise for quite some time. There are four key areas in which Red Hat Enterprise has made its presence known as a major player: physical deployment, traditional virtualization implementations, public cloud scenarios and private cloud platforms. The agility that Red Hat Enterprise offers to the data center via open stack resources makes a compelling case among all of the other options. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons it’s becoming the platform of choice for the private cloud: Physical deployment. The purpose o... (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)

RHEV is Gaining Ground

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has provided data centers with open source solutions that allow them to virtualize, integrate, scale and manage workloads. RHEV not only offers traditional virtualization that the data center needs, but it also serves an on-ramp for data centers into OpenStack. By enabling enterprises across the board to be able to move workloads around on their existing infrastructure, all without losing performance or harming service levels, RHEV has made a big difference. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack Red Hat, of course, is a primary contribu... (more)