Archive for March 2010
Well, if the inevitable outcome of reduced friction is to increase demand for IT resources, someone is going to have to do the capacity planning. In a sense, the impact of cloud computing will be to shift the tasks for IT operations from tactical resource provisioning to strategic resource planning — with an emphasis on achieving the most efficient, lowest cost infrastructure possible. This is a far cry from the “your mess for less” outsourcing that has previously been the outcome of cost focus — this is about creating an automated, immediate search for the lowest cost, most available, most appropriate computing resources needed to fulfill a provisioning request.
Very excited to announce that my company VMTurbo just relaunched our website.
Please take a look and let me know what you think of our virtual datacenter automation, virtual infrastructure health and performance management, and virtual infrastructure right-sizing solutions.
We also have a whitepaper available (registration required) that goes into detail about our unique supply-chain technology and why we think we’re poised to change the way virtual infrastructure is managed!
I’m going to be moderating a panel for the virtual conference Cloud Lab ’10 (formerly known as Cloud Slam) the week of April 19. The abstract of the talk is below. If you would like to be a panelist, please leave me a comment and let me know who you are and why you want to be on the panel. As you can see in the abstract, hoping to get a mix of investors, vendors, and end users. Keep in mind this is a virtual conference, so everything will be done via teleconference and webex.
The path from Virtualization 1.0 to Private Cloud: Risks, challenges, and opportunities
Server virtualization has gained widespread acceptance, with most IT organizations obtaining a substantial 1st wave of savings and operational efficiencies. However, obtaining the next wave of savings and business agility is predicated on building internal (private) cloud capabilities. To be successfully deployed, these private cloud environments must be equipped with a new breed of automation tools and management processes that can scale without increasing operational cost and complexity.
In this panel, a group of experienced end users, vendors, and investors discuss the risks, challenges, and opportunities associated with moving from Virtualization 1.0 to Private Clouds. Attendees will walk away with actionable recommendations that they can apply in their move to the Private Cloud.
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