Thursday , 20 July 2017


Five Capacity Management Challenges for Private Clouds

– Bryan Semple, CMO at VKernel (www.vkernel.com), says: IntroductionOrganizations that are seeking to deploy “cloud” based business models for their infrastructure face unique capacity management challenges. This post will review these challenges to enable cloud providers, either public or private, to avoid the pitfalls of improper capacity management. While the post discusses both types of clouds, the needs of private ... Read More »

Data Center Optimization is Like NASCAR without the Beer

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (http://www.f5.com/), says: Driving a car in a circle, even at high speed, may sound easy but it’s not a one-man job: it takes a team with visibility to avoid accidents and enable a successful race. Optimization and visibility, on the surface, don’t seem to have much in common. One is ... Read More »

(IP) Identity Theft in Cloud Computing Environments

– Lori MacVittie, senior technical marketing manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: In the past two years there have been interesting stories floating around about what happens when IP addresses are “shared” in public cloud computing environments. You’ve no doubt heard how someone spun up an instance and was immediately blacklisted by some other website because the last application assigned ... Read More »

About that ‘Unassailable Economic Argument’ for Public Cloud Computing

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: Turns out that ‘unassailable’ economic argument for public cloud computing is very assailable. “The economic arguments are unassailable. Economies of scale make cloud computing more cost effective than running their own servers for all but the largest organisations. Cloud computing is also a perfect fit for the smart ... Read More »

Cloud Services and Disaster Recovery: Understand and Test It!

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: If Amazon’s Availability Zone strategy had worked as advertised its outage would have been non-news. But then again, no one really knows what was advertised… There’s been a lot said about the Amazon outage and most of it had to do with cloud and, as details came to ... Read More »

If a Network Can’t Go Virtual Then Virtual Must Come to the Network

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: Whether it’s a need to support cloud computing or manage the myriad requirements from internal customers, the new network must go beyond multi-tenancy. There has been a plethora of content lately discussing the need for virtual network appliances. It’s only natural, after all, that once we managed to ... Read More »

The “Fourth Utility” In A Hospital Is A Vital Connection

– Jason Reasor , product manager at CommScope (http://www.commscope.com/), says: When a new building is being constructed, there isn’t a lot of discussion around whether or not electricity, plumbing or natural gas will be installed. It’s a given that they will be there. These utilities are ubiquitous (that’s a fancy word for “always there”). In fact, we take it for ... Read More »

Securing the Data Center: Application-layer DDoS Attacks

– Rakesh Shah, director of product marketing and strategy with Arbor Networks (http://www.arbornetworks.com/), says: Application-layer DDoS attacks have quickly become the most significant threat to availability of Internet Data Center and Cloud-based services. Application-layer attacks are low bandwidth, difficult to detect and target both end customers and network operators’ own ancillary supporting services, such as HTTP web services, domain name ... Read More »

The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

– Lori MacVittie, Senior Technical Marketing Manager at F5 Networks (www.f5.com), says: While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development world. It looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web applications. If you ... Read More »

How to Quickly and Easily Build, Manage, and Deploy Private and Public Clouds

– Peder Ulander, Chief Marketing Officer at Cloud.com (www.cloud.com), says: Today, enterprises and service providers that are interested in launching cloud computing services face the difficult task of integrating complex software and hardware components from multiple vendors. The resulting system could end up being expensive to build and hard to operate, minimizing the original motives and benefits of moving to ... Read More »

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