Articles about hybrid cloud

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VMware's cloud migration play beams down whole data centres

VMware has delivered an on-premises-capable version of its Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX) that can migrate private clouds to public clouds, and software-defined data centres among any VMware-powered cloud. This is a big-ish deal for VMware, because its core strategy is to keep you using its stuff even if you hear the siren song …
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Cisco throws everything it has at containers, hybrid cloud

Cisco has decided to throw everything it has at containers by releasing its very own “Container Platform”. At first blush the Platform isn’t much more than Kubernetes, and Cisco doesn’t claim that it can do much more than anyone else’s packaging of the Google-derived container-manager. The important bit is the integration …
Simon Sharwood, 31 Jan 2018

Microsoft extends patent protection shield on-premises

Microsoft’s extended its “Azure IP Advantage” litigation protection shield to on-premises technology, by applying it to the Azure Stack hybrid-cloud-in-a-box systems. Microsoft launched Azure IP Advantage in February 2017. The service sees Microsoft indemnify Azure users who spend more than US$1,000 a month against IP …
Simon Sharwood, 15 Jan 2018
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VMware crushes another quarter, with help from $100m DXC deal

VMware's again exceeded expectations, with its third quarter results revealing revenue of US$1.98bn, $20m more than expected, and earnings per share seven cents ahead at $1.34. Analysts on the company's earnings call gushed over the results for the three months ended 3 November, which represented an eleven per cent increase …
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VMware refuses to support its wares running in Azure

VMware has responded to Microsoft's plan to run its stack in Azure, by saying customers who choose that option will have to forego support. “This offering has been developed independent of VMware, and is neither certified nor supported by VMware,” wrote Virtzilla's senior veep for product development and cloud services Ajay …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Nov 2017
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VMware wants security industry to shrink so its ambitions fit into market

VMWORLD 2017 VMware's entered the enterprise security market and called for it to become more concentrated. The somewhat arrogant analysis comes from the top-down: CEO Pat Gelsinger's opening day keynote featured a slide full of logos most often deployed when vendors show off all of their most recognisable customers. VMware put a twist on …
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VMware prepping NSX-as-a-service running from the public cloud

The content catalog for VMware's VMworld 2017 gabfest has appeared and as usual offers a few hints about announcements at the show and the company's future plans. Perhaps most interesting are the sessions pertaining to VMware's partnership with Amazon Web Services. One is titled “VMware NSXaaS - Secure Native Workloads in AWS …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jun 2017
God of Cloud

Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue

Hybrid hyperconvergence is the new blue: first NetApp launched its hyperconverged appliances by emphasising hybrid credentials and now IBM and IBM and Cisco have given their shared hyperconverged VersaStacks the hybrid cloud treatment. Like NetApp, Big Blue is emphasising the ability to put data wherever it makes most sense …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jun 2017
Microsoft Azure

Avanade getting into hardware to deliver an Azure Stack

UPDATED Services company Avanade is going to sell Microsoft Azure Stack hardware. Azure Stack is Microsoft's on-premises cut of its Azure cloud and promises to offer a seamless Azure experience – complete with the services in Redmond's cloud – rather than a “hybrid virtualization” approach that offers the same abstraction on-premises …
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Performance anxiety: A different take on 'hybrid infrastructure'

One commonly thinks, when the word "hybrid" is used, of an infrastructure that combines on-premise (or at least private data centre) and public cloud. But "hybrid" also works in the other direction - across the heterogeneous systems within a particular location. It is rare for an organisation to base itself entirely on one …
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Dell EMC to release Azure Stack in small, medium and Oh My!

Dell EMC has confirmed it's getting into the Azure Stack business. The company revealed its ardour for Microsoft's hybrid cloud caper in September 2016, when it showed off a PowerEdge R730xd rack server running Redmond's code. Now the company has emitted a curious non-announcement in which it pledged the devices would offer “ …
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How to breathe new life into your legacy kit now you've gone hybrid

Several things change when you decide to move from an in-house technology setup to a hybrid infrastructure. And if part of the move involves relocating services and applications from the on-premises installation into the cloud, one of those changes is that some equipment suddenly becomes underemployed. If you decided to make …
Dave Cartwright, 19 Apr 2017
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Cloud computing is bigger than AWS and Azure

Research To some, cloud computing is synonymous with so-called ‘public cloud’ services such as AWS and Azure, but this isn’t the view of Reg readers. When 668 of you provided feedback during a recent survey on meeting infrastructure-level needs, the adoption of ‘private cloud’ (defined as ‘cloudy architecture running in your own data …
Dale Vile, 13 Apr 2017

Virtualization twisted devs, cloud and SaaS made them monsters

At the VMware user group conference in Melbourne a couple of weeks back, NetApp's Josh Atwell wondered what it will take to repair relations between developers and ops teams. His history of the two tribes has them in a long, distrustful truce until virtualization took off, at which point developers revelled in pool of …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2017
Cloud storage

Community vid reveals demos of vSphere-on-AWS cloud concoction

VMware's revealed some demos of its planned hybrid cloud service running inside Amazon Web Services. VMware announced its planned partnership with AWS last October, promising a cloudy, elastic version of vSphere. And in the video below, posted to the vBrown Bag community video channel, it looks to have delivered. VMware …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Mar 2017
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Surprise! Thanks to the cloud, you've got a hybrid infrastructure

Hybrid IT infrastructures are rapidly becoming the norm. Even if there isn’t a conscious decision to adopt a hybrid of on-premises/cloud networks and servers (for instance, on-premises servers replicating near-real-time to failover partners in the cloud), the adoption of cloud apps is making many setups hybrid by default, even …
Dave Cartwright, 22 Mar 2017
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IBM wipes away tiers to join cloud storage price wars

IBM's decided to play the “our cloud storage is even cheaper than your cloud storage” game, but by a different set of rules. Big Blue's decided that tiered cloud storage assumes users make decisions based on unusually-potent-and-accurate insights into their long-term data use patterns, and therefore commit themselves to a tier …
Simon Sharwood, 22 Mar 2017
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Azure Stack to offer never-ending updates, for a bit less than Azure

Microsoft's revealed Technical Preview 3 of Azure Stack, its forthcoming on-premises Azure-in-a-box effort, adding some new features, promising a continuous stream of other additions before final release and hinting at the pricing scheme. On the latter matter, Microsoft says the four hardware companies set to make Azure Stack …

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