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Talking Cloud with BMC

Dave Bartoletti starts a cloud conversation with Lilac Schoenbeck, Senior Manager, Cloud Computing Marketing at BMC. The two explore in more depth BMC's cloud offerings and the latest release of Cloud Lifecycle Manager.

  • Premiered: 06/27/11
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): Cloud Virtualization IaaS PaaS BMC Cloud Lifecycle Manager
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Taneja Group Market Profile – An Overview of the Cloud Market Vendor Landscape (Executive Summary)

Choosing a cloud vendor in today's market can be a challenge. This market profile from Taneja Group provides an objective review of current cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and management, platform-as-a-service (PaaS), end user computing (EUC), and public cloud IaaS offerings from eleven leading vendors and includes key takeaways for IT leaders to consider when selecting a vendor.

Attached is the executive summary only.  To get access to the FULL Taneja Group Landscape Report, you can download it from VMware directly.

Publish date: 02/28/13
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Many paths to the one cloud - IBM and VMware

IBM is riding a giant wave of cloud-buzz this week after announcing an official strategy of leveraging OpenStack for future private as well as public IBM cloud offerings - just today, March 5th, 2013. This is a significant announcement from IBM, as it declares a future architectural direction and will put OpenStack in the center of focus for a good portion of IBM's 400,000+ employees (a good chunk of who are developers) as well as IBM's tremendous development ecosystem (crossing such brands and products as Rational, InfoSphere, WebSphere, Informix, DB2, Lotus, Cognos, FileNet, etc.).

  • Premiered: 03/05/13
  • Author: Taneja Group
Topic(s): IBM VMWare Cloud OpenStack Private Public Platform PaaS IaaS
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Are You Making Money With Your Object Storage?

Object storage has long been pigeon-holed as a necessary overhead expense for long-term archive storage, a data purgatory one step before tape or deletion. In our experience, we have seen many IT shops view object storage more as something exotic they have to implement to meet government regulations rather than as a competitive strategic asset that can help their businesses make money.


Normally when companies invest in high-end IT assets like enterprise-class storage, they hope to re-coup those investments in big ways like accelerating the performance of market competitive applica-tions or efficiently consolidating data centers. Maybe they are even starting to analyze big data to find better ways to run the business. There are far more opportunities to be sure, but these kinds of “money-making” initiatives have been mainly associated with “file” and “block” types of storage – the primary storage commonly used to power databases, host office productivity applications, and build pools of shared resources for virtualization projects. But that’s about to change. If you’ve intentionally dismissed or just over-looked object storage it is time to take deeper look. Today’s object storage provides brilliant capabilities for enhancing productivity, creating global platforms and developing new revenue streams.


Object storage has been evolving from its historical second tier data dumping ground into a value-building primary storage platform for content and collaboration. And the latest high performance cloud storage solutions could transform the whole nature of enterprise data storage. To really exploit this new generation of object storage, it is important to understand not only what it is and how it has evolved, but to start thinking about how to harness its emerging capabilities in building net new business.
 

Publish date: 05/03/13
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HP ConvergedSystem: Solution Positioning for HP ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged Products

Converged infrastructure systems – the integration of compute, networking, and storage - have rapidly become the preferred foundational building block adopted by businesses of all shapes and sizes. The success of these systems has been driven by an insatiable desire to make IT simpler, faster, and more efficient. IT can no longer afford the effort and time to custom build their infrastructure from best of breed D-I-Y components. Purpose built converged infrastructure systems have been optimized for the most common IT workloads like Private Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization, Database and Desktop Virtualization (VDI).

Traditionally these converged infrastructure systems have been built using a three-tier architecture; where compute, networking and storage, integrated at the rack level gave businesses the flexibility to cover the widest range of solution workload requirements while still using well-known infrastructure components. Emerging onto the scene recently has been a more modular approach to convergence using what we term Hyper-Convergence. With hyper-convergence, the three-tier architecture has been collapsed into a single system appliance that is purpose-built for virtualization with hypervisor, compute, and storage with advanced data services all integrated into an x86 industry-standard building block.

In this paper we will examine the ideal solution environments where Hyper-Converged products have flourished. We will then give practical guidance on solution positioning for HP’s latest ConvergedSystem Hyper-Converged product offerings.

Publish date: 05/07/15
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All Your Clouds Belong to Us! EMC Federates Virtustream

Today EMC (the squared version) announced the acquisition of Virtustream, and the positioning of it as a new full EMC federation member alongside EMC II (storage, etc.), VMware, and Pivotal. Virtustream is all about managing mission-critical production workload-hosting clouds, and has both a software business selling management layer solutions and an IaaS business as a service provider. The obvious question is why do they need Virtustream when they have VMware who has been touting their journey to the cloud for ages?.....

  • Premiered: 05/26/15
  • Author: Mike Matchett
Topic(s): EMC Virtustream Cloud IaaS
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Hyperscale Cloud Vendors vs. Cloud-Enabled Data Protection Vendors

Cost alone should not be the deciding factor when deciding between a hyperscale cloud vendor or a cloud-enabled data protection provider.

  • Premiered: 11/06/15
  • Author: Jim Whalen
  • Published: Datamation
Topic(s): TBA datamation TBA hyperscale TBA Cloud TBA Data protection TBA Amazon TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Data Storage TBA Data Management TBA DP TBA Compute TBA Software as a Service TBA Saas TBA Infrastructure as a Service TBA IaaS TBA cloud data center TBA DP cloud TBA Barracuda TBA SMB TBA Backup TBA replication TBA VMWare TBA VM TBA Virtual Machine TBA Disaster Recovery TBA DR TBA Datto TBA WAN
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Hybrid cloud implementation preparation checklist

Get a complete listing of the resources, use cases and requirements that need to be taken into account before starting a hybrid cloud deployment project.

  • Premiered: 02/29/16
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Storage
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Cloud Storage TBA Hybrid Cloud Storage TBA Storage TBA Disaster Recovery TBA Disaster Recovery as a Service TBA DRaaS TBA SLA TBA QoS TBA Storage Performance TBA Availability TBA Security TBA VPN TBA IaaS TBA CAPEX TBA SDS TBA software-defined storage TBA Storage Management
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Transitioning the Data Center to a Hybrid Environment

As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.

  • Premiered: 04/19/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: CDW
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Storage TBA hybrid storage TBA Cloud Computing TBA Cloud TBA flexibility TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Saas TBA IaaS TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Automation TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA Mike Matchett TBA Hybrid
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Hybrid Data Centers Offer Best of Conventional and Cloud Technologies

As IT advances, organizations are adopting infrastructures that enhance agility and improve efficiency.

  • Premiered: 04/18/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: BizTech Magazine
Topic(s): TBA Hybrid Array TBA Data Center TBA cloud data center TBA Cloud Computing TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA flexibility TBA Cloud TBA Hybrid TBA Private Cloud TBA Virtualization TBA Saas TBA IaaS TBA converged TBA convergence TBA Automation TBA hybrid infrastructure TBA Mike Matchett
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Amazon Simple Storage Service spurs on-premises storage

Amazon S3 has been such a smashing success that it will likely become the third pillar -- after block and file -- of storage protocols.

  • Premiered: 06/06/16
  • Author: Jeff Kato
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Storage
Topic(s): TBA Jeff Kato TBA Amazon TBA Amazon S3 TBA S3 TBA Block Storage TBA File Storage TBA Storage TBA Simple Storage Service TBA IaaS TBA PaaS TBA Private Cloud TBA Cloud TBA cloud infrastructure TBA Public Cloud TBA API TBA NFS TBA Sun Microsystems TBA NAS TBA distributed data TBA Cloudian TBA Spectra Logic TBA Glacier
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IT management as a service is coming to a data center near you

IT management as a service uses big data analytics and vendors' expertise to ease the IT administration and optimization process. IT orgs must trust the flow of log and related data into an offsite, multi-tenant cloud.

  • Premiered: 10/18/16
  • Author: Mike Matchett
  • Published: TechTarget: Search IT Operations
Topic(s): TBA Data Center TBA Mike Matchett TBA Big Data TBA big data analytics TBA Multi-tenancy TBA Storage TBA Cloud TBA CAPEX TBA OPEX TBA Virtualization TBA Cloud Computing TBA hyperconverged TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Public Cloud TBA cluster TBA cloud cluster TBA Performance Management TBA IaaS
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IBM hybrid storage play acknowledges enterprise realities

The recent IBM hybrid storage push aims to court enterprise clients with resources on premises and in the public cloud - and offer something AWS doesn't.

  • Premiered: 11/03/16
  • Author: Taneja Group
  • Published: TechTarget: Search Cloud Computing
Topic(s): TBA IBM TBA hybrid storage TBA Storage TBA Amazon TBA Amazon AWS TBA Cloud Storage TBA all-flash TBA All Flash TBA Block Storage TBA Cleversafe TBA cloud object storage TBA replication TBA Amazon S3 TBA AWS TBA S3 TBA Panzura TBA Google TBA Microsoft TBA Public Cloud TBA IBM Spectrum TBA Virtualization TBA Jeff Kato TBA IaaS TBA SoftLayer TBA PaaS
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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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Information storage on the cloud is often the way to go nowadays

Base your decision on where to park your business's critical data and apps on where they can be most effectively accessed and used. For enterprises today, that's frequently the cloud.

  • Premiered: 11/05/18
  • Author: Jeff Byrne
  • Published: TechTarget: SearchStorage
Topic(s): TBA Cloud TBA container TBA microservices TBA Public Cloud TBA Hybrid Cloud TBA Saas TBA Software as a Service TBA IoT TBA Internet of Things TBA mobile TBA DevOps TBA data analytics TBA Amazon Glacier TBA Glacier TBA Azure TBA IaaS TBA Infrastructure as a Service
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When Comparing Cloud Alternatives, For the Best TCO Leverage VMware Cloud Foundation

In this paper we examine the relative costs and other advantages of four different cloud infrastructure approaches, two based on private or on-premises clouds and two on public clouds. These public and private approaches can in turn be combined to create a hybrid cloud deployment. The objective is to enable businesses to evaluate which cloud approach makes the most sense for them, based on differences in TCO and other relevant factors.

Public clouds are here to stay, given their large and growing adoption by businesses and consumers alike. Now well over a decade since AWS first launched its infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, public clouds have become a popular deployment choice for both new and legacy business applications. Based on Taneja Group research, nearly every business is now running at least some of its use cases and applications in one or more public clouds. Clouds offer customers greater agility and near-infinite scalability, in addition to a flexible pay-as-you-go consumption model.

However, a large majority of businesses have decided they cannot rely on public clouds alone to satisfy their IT needs. Instead, they see hybrid clouds as a better architectural choice, enabling them to realize all the advantages of a public cloud along with broader use case support and a more flexible deployment model. More than two-thirds of IT professionals who participated in two recent Taneja Group research studies favor hybrid clouds as their long-term architecture.

For the on-premises or private cloud component of a hybrid cloud, the majority of users are starting with VMware technology and typically use two different approaches: a traditional, integrated 3-tier architecture commonly called Converged Infrastructure (CI); or a fully software-defined approach based on Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). The 3-tier, CI approach utilizes loosely integrated compute, storage and networking resources, while the easiest and most comprehensive approach is based on VMware Cloud Foundation, a software-defined data center platform. Our analysis demonstrates that the software-defined VMware Cloud Foundation approach provides a simpler, more cost-effective approach to building on-premises or private cloud infrastructure.

Looking to the public cloud, businesses have a choice of whether to move all or just a subset of their on-premises workloads to the public cloud, and either run them there permanently or in hybrid fashion. We have analyzed the relative costs and advantages of two major ways to migrate and run workloads in the public cloud: moving on-premises workloads to a native public cloud infrastructure, such as native Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform; or moving them to a VMware Cloud Foundation-based public cloud, such as VMware Cloud on AWS or VMware Cloud Foundation offered as a service by one of the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) partners. As we’ll see, moving to a native public cloud infrastructure requires often significant upfront refactoring and migration effort, which gives the path to a VMware Cloud Foundation-based public cloud a major cost advantage.

Based on our in-depth costing and qualitative analysis of the two private and two public cloud approaches, we found that clouds based on VMware Cloud Foundation technology offer the lowest TCO over a three-year period. VMware Cloud Foundation-based clouds minimize risk by starting with proven and widely deployed VMware technology on premises and enabling full application compatibility and workload portability between your on-premises environment and your choice of one or more VMware-compatible public clouds. VMware Cloud Foundation-enabled clouds will help you to optimize your path to a hybrid cloud deployment.

Publish date: 05/21/19