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February 18, 2013  2:09 PM

Taking the mystery out of colo and cloud terminology



Posted by: TTphil
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

When it comes to great crime thrillers set in colocation facilities, it’s tough to find one better than Michael Connelly’s “The Scarecrow.” It’s also difficult to find one that’s worse, mostly because no other books come...

January 25, 2013  8:32 PM

It goes to show — Amazon tries to make cloud a reality with Vegas event



Posted by: TTphil
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Uncategorized

 Amazon wants badly to pull big IT enterprise customers into the cloud, and it seems to realize that it needs to build some credibility with that bunch. Why else would AWS go to the trouble of pulling an old-school trick like inventing a trade show? The recent re: Invent show in Las Vegas gave...


January 22, 2013  6:25 PM

Apocalypse not



Posted by: Laura Aberle
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Modern Infrastructure, Uncategorized

If you’re reading this, then the world probably didn’t come to a catastrophic (or zombie-related) end in 2012. I’m guessing there may be some slightly disappointed crossbow and bomb shelter owners out there. And I’ve often thought that some data centers would make great places to hide out...


December 17, 2012  5:41 PM

Finding resiliency in the cloud



Posted by: Eugene Demaitre
Cloud Computing, Data Center Infrastructure, Modern Infrastructure, PaaS

In the cloud computing era, infrastructure outages could be a thing of the past, as Web companies take advantage of resiliency built into applications. Relatively cheap, widely distributed resources in the public cloud have already helped some retailers -- but cloud outages may be a


November 1, 2012  8:54 AM

Keeping a solid job in an abstract world



Posted by: Laura Aberle
Cloud Computing, Data Center

Against a backdrop of slow jobs growth and the acceleration of cloud computing, it’s tough to shake the long-standing fear that IT jobs may vanish into the ether. [caption...


October 22, 2012  2:53 PM

Add Hype Translation to Your Résumé



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Cloud Computing, Data Center, Oracle, Uncategorized, Windows 8

When you joined your IT department, little did you know that part of your role would involve hype translation. But you are the key line of defense between vendors’ overblown claims and your company’s dollars. You often...


October 22, 2012  2:49 PM

AWS, OpenStack and CloudStack: The cloud API war is on



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data Center, VMware

Cloud application programming interfaces (APIs) might seem more boring than controversial, but as cloud platforms become more sophisticated, the cloud API war is on. Cloud APIs give developers programmatic access to services,...


August 31, 2012  5:24 PM

SDN as a first-class citizen in the data center



Posted by: Lauren Horwitz
Cloud Computing, Data Center, VMware

It’s no accident that when we began thinking about launching a magazine, we decided to launch it at VMworld 2012. The show mirrors the trends and technologies that we see as so paramount to...


August 28, 2012  8:50 PM

The elephant not in the room



Posted by: Alex Barrett
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data Center, PaaS, SaaS, VMware, VMworld 2012

This is my first blog post as Editor-in-Chief of the upcoming Modern Infrastructure e-zine, filed to you directly from VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. On my way to breakfast this morning, I grabbed a...


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