Forget Multiple Hypervisors

The concept of managing multiple hypervisors in the data center isn’t new–companies have been doing so or thinking about doing so for some time. Changes in licensing schemes and other events bring this issue to the forefront as customers look to avoid new costs. VMware recently acquired DynamicOps, a cloud automation/orchestration company with support for multiple hypervisors, as well as for Amazon Web Services. A hypervisor vendor investing in multihypervisor support brings the topic back to the forefront.  To see the full article visit: http://www.networkcomputing.com/virtualization/240003355

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Private Cloud: An IT Staffer’s Guide To Success

Recently I wrote The Biggest Threat to Your Private-Cloud Deployment: Your IT Staff as a call to management to understand the importance of their IT staff and the changes that will be required to move to a cloud model. That post received some strong criticism from readers who took it as an attack on IT, which was not its intent. In this post I’ll cover the flipside of the coin, the IT staff perspective. To see the full article visit: http://www.networkcomputing.com/private-cloud/240003623.

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Chargeback/Trackback: Yes You Need It

You can’t fix, manage or justify what you don’t understand. IT chargeback/trackback not only helps end users understand their service utilization, but it also helps IT justify and prioritize spend. Measured service is a requirement of NIST’s cloud definition… To read the full article visit: http://www.networkcomputing.com/private-cloud/240003313

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The Biggest Threat to Your Private-Cloud Deployment: Your IT Staff

People are the No. 1 reason why private clouds fail. The traditional IT staff is a tactically driven, deeply technical group of hardware and software problem solvers who aren’t familiar with strategic IT thinking and don’t have time for it. They aren’t accustomed to aligning IT processes with business drivers. They’re more comfortable with explaining why something can’t be done than finding a way to make it happen. And they will be the downfall of your private cloud deployment.  To see the full article visit: http://www.networkcomputing.com/private-cloud/240002902.

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