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Cloud insurance: How much protection does it provide?

You have insurance for your house, your car and maybe your boat. Why not buy insurance for your cloud storage?

  • Premiered: 08/22/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Tech Target: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud Storage TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Cloud Security TBA SLA
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How to become an internal hybrid cloud service provider

Working on a hybrid cloud project? Mike Matchett explains the steps an organization should take to become an internal hybrid cloud service provider.

  • Premiered: 03/31/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA CSP TBA cloud services TBA cloud services provider TBA Automation TBA Security TBA Cloud Security TBA application performance TBA Performance
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Nearline cloud storage: How to choose a service provider

According to analyst Mike Matchett, customers should evaluate the cost and effectiveness of a hybrid cloud implementation when selecting a provider to store their nearline data.

  • Premiered: 07/18/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Nearline TBA cloud services provider TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA CIO TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA Migration TBA cloud data migration TBA Public Cloud TBA cloud tiering TBA cold storage TBA Snapshot TBA Snapshots TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA analytics TBA Remote Office TBA ROBO TBA IBM TBA Oracle TBA Virtual SAN
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4 Ways to Simplify the Move to Cloud-Based Services

Experts share tips for how midmarket businesses can avoid integration, accessibility and security challenges associated with cloud-based services.

  • Premiered: 09/22/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA Storage TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA Jeff Kato TBA cloud infrastructure
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For Lowest TCO and Maximum Agility Choose the VMware Cloud Foundation Hybrid SDDC Platform

The race is on at full speed.  What race?  The race to bring public cloud agility and economics to a data center near you. Ever since the first integrated systems came onto the scene in 2010, vendors have been furiously engineering solutions to make on-premises infrastructure as cost effective and as easy to use as the public cloud, while also providing the security, availability, and control that enterprises demand. Fundamentally, two main architectures have evolved within the race to modernize data centers that will create a foundation enabling fully private and hybrid clouds. The first approach uses traditional compute, storage, and networking infrastructure components (traditional 3-tier) overlaid with varying degrees of virtualization and management software. The second more recent approach is to build a fully virtualized data center using industry standard servers and networking and then layer on top of that a full suite of software-based compute, network, and storage virtualization with management software. This approach is often termed a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

The goal of an SDDC is to extend virtualization techniques across the entire data center to enable the abstraction, pooling, and automation of all data center resources. This would allow a business to dynamically reallocate any part of the infrastructure for various workload requirements without forklifting hardware or rewiring. VMware has taken SDDC to a new level with VMware Cloud Foundation.  VMware Cloud Foundation is the only unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud, which brings together VMware’s compute, storage, and network virtualization into a natively integrated stack that can be deployed on-premises or run as a service from the public cloud. It establishes a common cloud infrastructure foundation that gives customers a unified and consistent operational model across the private and public cloud.

VMware Cloud Foundation delivers an industry-leading SDDC cloud infrastructure by combining VMware’s highly scalable hyper-converged software (vSphere and VSAN) with the industry leading network virtualization platform, NSX. VMware Cloud Foundation comes with unique lifecycle management capabilities (SDDC Manager) that eliminate the overhead of system operations of the cloud infrastructure stack by automating day 0 to day 2 processes such as bring-up, configuration, workload provisioning, and patching/upgrades. As a result, customers can significantly shorten application time to market, boost cloud admin productivity, reduce risk, and lower TCO.  Customers consume VMware Cloud Foundation software in three ways: factory pre-loaded on integrated systems (VxRack 1000 SDDC); deployed on top qualified Ready Nodes from HPE, QCT, Fujitsu, and others in the future, with qualified networking; and run as a service from the public cloud through IBM, vCAN partners, vCloud Air, and more to come.

In this comparative study, Taneja Group performed an in-depth analysis of VMware Cloud Foundation deployed on qualified Ready Nodes and qualified networking versus several traditional 3-tier converged infrastructure (CI) integrated systems and traditional 3-tier do-it-yourself (DIY) systems. We analyzed the capabilities and contrasted key functional differences driven by the various architectural approaches. In addition, we evaluated the key CapEx and OpEx TCO cost components.  Taneja Group configured each traditional 3-tier system's hardware capacity to be as close as possible to the VMware Cloud Foundation qualified hardware capacity.  Further, since none of the 3-tier systems had a fully integrated SDDC software stack, Taneja Group added the missing SDDC software, making it as close as possible to the VMware Cloud Foundation software stack.  The quantitative comparative results from the traditional 3-tier DIY and CI systems were averaged together into one scenario because the hardware and software components are very similar. 

Our analysis concluded that both types of solutions are more than capable of handling a variety of virtualized workload requirements. However, VMware Cloud Foundation has demonstrated a new level of ease-of-use due to its modular scale-out architecture, native integration, and automatic lifecycle management, giving it a strong value proposition when building out modern next generation data centers.  The following are the five key attributes that stood out during the analysis:

  • Native Integration of the SDDC:  VMware Cloud Foundation natively integrates vSphere, Virtual SAN (VSAN), and NSX network virtualization.
  • Simplest operational experience: VMware SDDC Manager automates the life-cycle of the SDDC stack including bring up, configuration, workload provisioning, and patches/upgrades.
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  • Isolated workload domains: VMware Cloud Foundation provides unique administrator tools to flexibly provision subsets of the infrastructure for multi-tenant isolation and security.
  • Modular linear scalability: VMware Cloud Foundation employs an architecture in which capacity can be scaled by the HCI node, by the rack, or by multiple racks. 
  • Seamless Hybrid Cloud: Deploy VMware Cloud Foundation for private cloud and consume on public clouds to create a seamless hybrid cloud with a consistent operational experience.

Taneja Group’s in-depth analysis indicates that VMware Cloud Foundation will enable enterprises to achieve significant cost savings. Hyper-converged infrastructure, used by many web-scale service providers, with natively integrated SDDC software significantly reduced server, storage, and networking costs.  This hardware cost saving more than offset the incremental SDDC software costs needed to deliver the storage and networking capability that typically is provided in hardware from best of breed traditional 3-tier components. In this study, we measured the upfront CapEx and 3 years of support costs for the hardware and software components needed to build out a VMware Cloud Foundation private cloud on qualified Ready Nodes.  In addition, Taneja Group validated a model that demonstrates the labor and time OpEx savings that can be achieved through the use of integrated end-to-end automatic lifecycle management in the VMware SDDC Manager software.

 

By investing in VMware Cloud Foundation, businesses can be assured that their data center infrastructure can be easily consumed, scaled, managed, upgraded and enhanced to provide the best private cloud at the lowest cost. Using a pre-engineered modular, scale-out approach to building at web-scale means infrastructure is added in hours, not days, and businesses can be assured that adding infrastructure scales linearly without complexity.  VMware Cloud Foundation is the only platform that provides a natively integrated unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud with end-to-end management and with the flexibility to provision a wide variety of workloads at the push of a button.

In summary, VMware Cloud Foundation enables at least five unparalleled capabilities, generates a 45% lower 3-year TCO than the alternative traditional 3-tier approaches, and delivers a tremendous value proposition when building out a modern hybrid SDDC platform. Before blindly going down the traditional infrastructure approach, companies should take a close look at VMware Cloud Foundation, a unified SDDC platform for the hybrid cloud.

Publish date: 10/17/16
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Weaveworks Launches Commercial Availability of Weave Cloud

Weaveworks, the makers of Weave networking, monitoring and management for containers and microservices, today announced the general availability of Weave Cloud, a software-as-a-service that allows DevOps teams to connect, monitor and deploy containers and microservices to accelerate the delivery of cloud-native applications.

  • Premiered: 11/17/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: Business Wire
Topic(s): TBA Weaveworks TBA DevOps TBA containers TBA container TBA microservices TBA Cloud TBA Jeff Byrne TBA Cloud Security TBA Security
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Hyper-convergence meets private cloud platform requirements

Infrastructure choice and integration are fundamental to capitalizing on all that a private cloud environment has to offer your organization.

  • Premiered: 12/05/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA HCS TBA hyperconverged TBA hyperconvergence TBA hyper-converged TBA hyper-convergence TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA Availability TBA Security TBA Cloud Security TBA ROI TBA Open Source TBA HCI TBA hyperconverged infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA SDS TBA software-defined TBA software-defined storage TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Microsoft TBA VMWare TBA VMware Cloud Foundation TBA virtualized TBA Virtualization TBA OpenStack TBA IaaS TBA Amazon AWS TBA AWS TBA Amazon
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Overcome problems with public cloud storage providers

Security and compliance concerns are chief obstacles to public cloud storage adoption, as IT managers are hesitant to have their critical data reside outside the data center.

  • Premiered: 03/03/17
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Data Center TBA scalable TBA scalability TBA secondary storage TBA Backup TBA Archiving TBA analytics TBA cloud adoption TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA compliance TBA SLA TBA AWS TBA Amazon TBA Amazon AWS TBA Microsoft Azure TBA Google TBA Google Cloud TBA Data protection TBA API TBA S3 TBA SSL TBA IO latency TBA latency TBA Deduplication TBA Compression
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Use the cloud to enhance the functions of primary storage

Learn some of the best ways to leverage public cloud as a storage tier to complement primary storage and make data centers more efficient.

  • Premiered: 05/04/17
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA Primary Storage TBA Public Cloud TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA Simple Storage Service TBA Elastic Block Storage TBA Amazon EBS TBA Cloud Security TBA Security TBA Availability TBA Cloud Storage TBA Backup TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Archive TBA cloud tiering TBA hybrid storage TBA IOPS TBA High Performance TBA SAN TBA SAS TBA latency TBA SATA TBA SATA drives TBA Migration TBA automated storage tiering TBA NVDIMM TBA SSD
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Hybrid cloud technology gets the most out of primary storage workloads

Learn what to look for in a hybrid cloud platform so you can take advantage of the scalability, agility and cost benefits it has to offer primary storage.