The Software-Defined Datacenter: Part 1 of 4 – The Basics

The ultimate goal of the Software-Defined Datacenter (SDD), a term coined only a few months ago by VMware’s Steve Herrod, is to centrally control all aspects of the data center – compute, networking, storage – through hardware-independent management and virtualization software. This software will also provide the advanced features that currently constitute the main differentiators [...]

By | August 16th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Physical, Virtual … Cloud – Upcoming EMA Research

Cloud is still a rapidly evolving discipline, with currently many organizations thinking about how to get started or how to take their limited cloud environment to the next level. These organizations are faced with two general challenges. They have to a) get their own house – data center – in order and b) identify a [...]

By | July 18th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

EMA Radar for Workload Automation 2012 – Key Findings

During this year’s research for the 2012 EMA Workload Automation (WLA) Radar Report, we encountered a number of very interesting core findings. These research results mostly originated from dozens of conversations with end customers, who have been using WLA software for many years and sometimes even for decades. WLA, by definition, is a mature discipline, [...]

By | June 14th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

IBM Pulse 2012: Visibility – Control – Automation

Every March, IBM invites customers and analysts to its annual Pulse user conference. This year, Pulse was all about the more efficient delivery of IT services, a concept that is usually referred to as “cloud”. Since cloud has developed into a term that, due to its overuse, is often frowned upon, to say the least, [...]

By | March 28th, 2012|IT Management, Systems Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

Innovation in Enterprise IT

A friend of mine recently asked why I am even still interested in enterprise computing when all the innovation is happening within the consumer electronics sector. Smartphones, tablet computers, e-book readers, and audio streaming devices have changed the way we live our daily lives. Now that I read the NYTimes on my iPad, I get [...]

By | January 3rd, 2012|IT Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments
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