A conversation with IT leaders who are transforming their data centers with the hybrid cloud

When Will We Standardize the Internet of Things?

Our Bob Violino recently did a fascinating post on a new Ovum study. In short, clouds were expected to be the biggest vehicle for middleware in 2015. It’s worth reading the entire post, but here’s what grabbed me: Read More

Ovum Study: Cloud will be Among the IT Trends to Dominate Integration and Middleware Agenda in 2015

Cloud computing will be one of the key trends—along with digitalization, mobility and the Internet of Things—driving the growth of the middleware and integration software markets in 2015, according to a new report from research firm Ovum. Enterprises will spend an estimated $16.3 billion on middleware software in 2015, an increase of 9% on a year-on-year basis, according to Ovum’s recently published 2015 Trends to Watch: Integration and Middleware report. Read More

The Cloud Comes First…But Not Always Fast

The U.S. federal government has been pushing a Cloud First policy for the last few years, primarily with the aim of lowering costs. How’s it been going? I came across a report compiled this summer by Accenture Federal Services, which finds that “three years since the Policy was first issued, cloud is becoming a part of the fabric of agencies’ missions and an essential component of achieving broader strategies and becoming a digital government.” Read More

Containers in the Cloud

Container technology is getting a lot of attention these days, and you can expect to hear a lot more. In one of the latest developments, VMware announced technology integrations with Docker, Kubernetes—the open-source container orchestration project managed by Google—Mesosphere and Pivotal Cloud Foundry to simplify enterprise container deployment and management. Read More

Bring On The Cloud For Mission-Critical Apps -- And Bring On A Cohesive Strategy Too

The cloud is being widely adopted for applications central to business success – that’s the word from a recent Forrester Consulting survey, which finds that 81 percent of 300 technology and business leaders worldwide either are using or are planning to use mission-critical apps on the cloud in the next two years, from business intelligence, to enterprise management, to web content and experience management solutions. Read More
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VMware vCloud Air Helping Balance Enterprise Maintenance and Innovation

Enterprises face a nearly constant tension between pushing the entrepreneurial envelope and keeping their business steady and stable. VMware vCloud Air can help companies balance maintenance and innovation in ways that can be financially and competitively rewarding. Here is a short video showing a few ways VMware vCloud Air can make a difference in your organization.

Time to Deploy Critical Business Apps in the Cloud?

Organizations are now deploying software-as-a-service (SaaS) for critical business applications, according to new research from Gartner Inc. The report, which looks at organizations' adoption and deployment of cloud services across SaaS, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) through 2017, shows that global buyers of cloud applications cite cost, innovation and agility as reasons for adoption. Read More
Poll

What workloads/applications are you moving, or considering moving, to the cloud?

Cloud native and mobile applications
100% (4 votes)
Dev/Test workloads
0% (0 votes)
Disaster recovery
0% (0 votes)
Enterprise applications, such as ERP, CRM
0% (0 votes)
Packaged applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint
0% (0 votes)
Not sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 4

I'm New To The Cloud. Where Should I Start?

Over on CIO.com, Sharon Gaudin wrote an excellent article outlining a plan to build a successful hybrid cloud. Her schematic addresses questions that should be considered, and highlights some major benefits for moving to a hybrid cloud. Read More

Cloud Evolution: Cost Center to Innovation Hub

When asked why they moved to the cloud, we’ve grown accustomed to CIOs saying things like, “security, cost savings, investment, scalability, etc.” After all, these answers are fair, reasonable, and entirely predictable. Without those components (particularly security), businesses would not function, customer-satisfaction would be compromised, and innovation would be non-existent. Read More
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Poll
What workloads/applications are you moving, or considering moving, to the cloud?
Cloud native and mobile applications
100%
Dev/Test workloads
0%
Disaster recovery
0%
Enterprise applications, such as ERP, CRM
0%
Packaged applications, such as Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint
0%
Not sure
0%
Total votes: 4
Enterprises face a nearly constant tension between pushing the entrepreneurial envelope and keeping their business steady and stable. VMware vCloud Air can help companies balance maintenance and...
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