Introducing NSX in Your Enterprise – Crossing Over the IT verticals

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Virtualization has forever changed the way IT departments operate and VMware with its flagship vSphere brought the concept of virtualization to companies of all sizes, big and small. Well, now that is history and in this digital time and age, it could be considered as old as “Once upon a time” kind of history. Virtualization technologies have come along a long way and with the product portfolio of VMware and its partner organizations, these technologies are now encompassing several functions of IT and datacenter operations such as server, desktops, storage, networking, and security.

The challenges faced by IT departments for server virtualization  were vastly different from those seen for vSAN and NSX. When server virtualization was initially introduced, the concept of virtualization was too geeky for mainstream IT deployment and was deemed that it would never support production environment. In my own experience, More


The Truth About Cloud Economics – Drue Reeves and Daryl Plummer – Harvard Business Review

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The Truth About Cloud Economics – Drue Reeves and Daryl Plummer – Harvard Business Review.

Clearing the Cloud on Cloud

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The term “cloud computing” is a collective phrase used to define the computing environment in which an application or service delivered is created to be independent of physical location of the hardware used to store the content. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, cloud computing is defined as “Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.” This article is intended to present the general concepts of cloud computing and explain these concepts in relation to computing requirements and experiences of end-users, IT professionals, and business management.

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Cloud Delivery Models

Cloud services are delivered by one of the three primary service models based on the type of service delivered. The delivery models are Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). These models are collectively referred to as the SPI model.

Software as a service (SaaS)

SaaS is a cloud delivery model in which the service provider hosts and manages the applications, and provides the use of these applications or services to customers over the Internet. The physical location of the files, servers, and even the datacenter is “clouded” from the user and the user only experiences availability of the service from the provider.

Platform as a service (PaaS)

PaaS provides an online platform delivered over the web to develop and deploy applications without the need to manage the underlying servers, network infrastructure, and applications. More

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