Networks Generation:

Virtualization


October 17, 2015  9:59 AM

Of Acquisitions And Integration

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
ASP, Brocade, Compliance, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, iPaaS, Microsoft, Network management, Network monitoring, Networkiing, Outsourcing, PaaS, SaaS, Security, SolarWinds, TIBCO, VM, VMware

The IT world has gone acquisition bonkers. Dell is paying as much for EMC as any football club would do to secure the combined services of Messi and Ronaldo. Well almost...

Meantime, a couple of companies I keep tabs on have also been in acquisition...

August 6, 2015  1:39 PM

The Network Is Dead – Long Live The Network!

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Business, Cloud Computing, Dimension Data, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Networking, NFV, Routing, SDN, VM, VMware

I remember writing a column for a long since deceased IT publication, where I was discussing the rebirth of the mainframe as a network server, I remember it, not simply for the content, but more specifically the context, and how the sub-editors, in the name of...


May 1, 2015  5:01 PM

Who Said Virtualisation Was Supposed To Simplify Things…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, EMC, Microsoft, Nutanix, OpenStack, VMware, VMware vSphere, Xen

So, we went from hardware to software, and then software to virtual, the idea being not only that everything is more efficient, but also easier to scale and manage. Kind of VLANs part two?


February 6, 2015  12:18 PM

Cloud Innovation and Groundhog Day Combined…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
AppDNA, Big Data, Citrix, Cloud Computing, IBM, Netflix, Open source, Software as a Service

Within the general misty definition of "Cloud", sometimes something pokes through the veil of ether-precipitation that says "I'm new and I make sense".


May 1, 2014  11:54 AM

Finally Solving Network and Storage Capacity Planning?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Capacity planning, CiRBA, Networking, Requirement, Virtualisation, VMware

Interesting how some elements of IT seem to be around forever without being cracked.

remember working with a couple of UK start-ups in the 90s on...


July 23, 2012  1:08 PM

Technology At What Prize?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, competition, investment, Mobile, Networking, Security, Storage, VC, Virtualization

Just wanted to give everyone with a good tech idea up their bit of T-shirt that covers the upper arm - given that it is summer -) a heads up about a new IT ideas competition called Tech Trailblazers - www.techtrailblazers.com - organised by my (and many others) old PR mate, Rose Ross. Well,...


April 19, 2012  1:46 PM

What’s Next To Virtualise? The Network Of Course…

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Cloud Computing, HP, information technology, Mobile, Networking, ProCurve, VAN, Virtualization, Wireless

Wore my journalist hat yesterday to attend an HP update event on its ESSN division (don't worry about what the initials stand for, but N is for Networking...).

While not the key focus of yesterday's blurb, the key thing for me to take from the event was...


September 12, 2011  12:37 PM

What Recession Exactly?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Bitspeed, Certero, Cisco, Citrix, cloud, eTask, HP, IPv6, jetNEXUS, Juniper, LTE, NNT, Riverbed, SEP, Thingamy, VoIP, Voipex, VPNs, WAN acceleration, Zeus

I know that we IT lot live on a different planet to the rest of the world (or so we are often told), but I'm really trying to find the real recession out there at the mo'.

Take airlines for example. I've been doing far too much travelling for my own good over the past few months,...


February 8, 2011  11:56 AM

App-DNA Goes All App-V On Me

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
App-DNA, App-V, AppTitude, Compatibility, IE6, IE8, Microsoft, Netevents, Virtualisation

I mentioned recently that I'd been working with the App-DNA guys from Londinium on discovering just how its' AppTitude product can make our Broadband-Testing website IE8 compatible (and a host of apps we tested - checkout our website if you haven't seen the report yet) and now the company has gone...


January 27, 2011  2:56 PM

Compatibility Begins At Home

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
App-DNA, AppTitude, Compatibility, Gartner, IE6, Microsoft, Migration, OS, virtual, vista, XP


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