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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?

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...

May 14, 2009  4:04 PM

Virtual Time Travelling

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
BT, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Virtualisation, VMware

I couldn't help noticing that Microsoft - in a bid to compete with VMware's new world of Cloud Computing (i.e. new take on old variation) - is offering live migration with its hypervisor on a newly available download of.... "Windows Server 2008 R2" - and I could have sworn it was 2009...

February 25, 2009  10:37 AM

Canned No Show And Under-Performing Parents

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Data centres, HP, MWC, ProCurve, Red Hat, Virtualization, VMware, VMworld

I should be reporting to you this week directly from the VMworld show in Cannes, but the organisers kindly decided they didn't want to hand out any more press passes so, not wanting to be a trespasser (and being from Yorkshire I don't pay to attend shows) I stayed home. I don't like Cannes...

January 20, 2009  4:43 PM

2009 – A Virtual Year?

Steve Broadhead Steve Broadhead Profile: Steve Broadhead
Change management, NNT, Solarflare, Virtualisation, Virtualization, VMware, Zeus

I was alerted recently to an interesting conundrum that is VMworld 2009.

This is an exhibition, hosted by VMware, taking place next month in Cannes - and you can take a stroll around the virtual exhibition at - I managed to head to...

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