The roots and subsequent evolution of cloud computing - as we understand it today - can be traced through a history of ideas, companies and technologies developed over the last half century. The idea of an "intergalactic computer network" was introduced in the sixties by J.C.R. Licklider, who was responsible for enabling the development of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) in 1969. Central to his vision was that everyone on the globe would be interconnected and accessing programs and data from any site.
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The networking industry is undergoing a seismic shift thanks to virtualized networking platforms and the overall push toward software-defined networking and the programmable, application-centric data center. That SDN shift was the biggest networking story of 2012, and is likely to remain so in 2013, which is why so many of the following predictions address what implications that shift will have. Here's a look at what CRN expects to dominate networking-industry discussion over the next 12 months.
Storage In 2013: So Familiar, And Yet So Completely New Cloud storage, flash storage, storage virtualization software, disaster recovery, and a whole host of technologies are no strangers to solution providers. However, 2013 will be a time of transition as customers seriously look at how to adopt and change those technologies to increase the performance, simplify the management, and squeeze the footprint of their corporate storage environments. Storage is going flash, right? But how? And what technologies? And the cloud? Watch out for the fine print, including what the actual costs are. These issues and more will be hot topics of discussion for solution providers and their customers in 2013. Turn the page and get the conversations started. ...
Cloud computing means more than simply saving on IT implementation costs. Cloud offers enormous opportunity for new innovation, and even disruption of entire industries.
Large enterprises that have moved toward a virtualized network infrastructure are now beginning to look at adopting private clouds, a trend that is moving from hype to actual deployments this year, says Tom Bittman, a VP and analyst with Gartner Research. "Virtualization will be the major entry point to private clouds,’" he says. "Companies are virtualizing their servers, storage and networking, and [are] automating their processes; now it’s a natural step to make some of this available through self service.’"
IT as a service is here to stay. IT organizations must embrace five major trends in data center and operational transformation says Drue Reeves, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.
Cisco Systems on Tuesday unveiled what it’s calling a “framework” for building big data centers, letting potential customers know how they can use various Cisco products together–and hopefully leading to more sales of its equipment.
(Reuters) - Few organizations have moved to cloud computing -- the delivery of computing as a service from remote centers -- and of those that have, many are disappointed with the results, a survey published on Tuesday found.
On July 12th, VMware unveiled vSphere 5. VMware is communicating this release as the most complete and robust virtualization platform on the market for building your next generation cloud infrastructure. I don’t think you would hear many in the data center business disagreeing. However, at the same time VMware released a controversial pricing and licensing model that is not sharing the same amount of love with the IT community. So much that VMware has updated the pricing already to help lower the torches and pitchforks.
On August 30th, 2011 at VMworld, Cisco - who contributed the networking smarts - introduced the a new technology called the VXLAN. This technology is designed to be the basis for a scalable cloud network where lots of logical networks can be created instantly to meet the needs of the even the most complex and dynamic cloud.
In the continuing quest for a fully virtualized data center, IT professionals have a new tool that promises to dramatically simplify the journey: the Vblock. This 60-minute TechWiseTV episode explores this latest advancement in unified computing and shows how it will make it easier for organizations to build out data centers.
The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data and provide services to citizens.
Although it's usually easy to troubleshoot hardware problems on a server or PC, the difficulty of locating faulty hardware is compounded when virtualization is involved. But there are some proven techniques you can use to isolate hardware problems on a virtualization host.
Let’s face it, cloud computing is a messy business. From well-publicized outages to damaging security breaches to cloud computing sticker shock, for many in enterprise IT, the list of challenges reads like a recipe for disaster. Many of these IT organizations, lured by cloud computing’s promise of unparalleled agility, unmatched efficiency and greater control, are focusing their attention on deploying private clouds within their own data centers to hedge against these risks.