Cloud Link Roundup #13: VMware, Oracle, Infineta, Cloud Trends

Every Friday we like to highlight some of our favorite posts on Cloud Computing, service orientated infrastructure, DevOps, and anything else that grabbed our attention over the week. Here are some great articles from the week of June6th that are worth taking a look at. Enjoy!


VMware's Cloud Quandry: Integration

"VMware is ripping a page out of EMC's playbook as it gobbles up companies like Pac-Man on speed. The problem is these little "tuck-in acquisitions" (note: EMC lingo deliberate)...will never be integrated..."

How to Think Like a Cloud

"At the Interop 2011 conference in Las Vegas, Alistair Croll...pointed out the differences between a traditional application development approach and a utility computing mindset. Croll focused on the solution deployment, security, performance and overall architectural characteristics of cloud-oriented solutions."

Oracle Announces Cloud Infrastructure Stack

"Oracle recently published details of the Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, a set of recommendations and best practices for building Oracle certified private cloud infrastructure stacks. It includes optimized configurations for applications and virtual machine templates."

Infineta Targets Traffic Flow Between Data Centers

"This week Infineta announced the general availability of its Data Mobility Switch (DMS), which is designed to speed the traffic flow of huge amounts of data between large data centers."

Too Cloud-averse or too Cloud-eager: Either Way, You're Fired

"CIOs and senior IT managers are not immune from the employment risks that cloud computing poses to lower-level infrastructure and operations workers. Failing to rethink the delivery of IT services -- and the new organizational structures that will be needed to deliver them--poses a threat to their job security."

Power is a Problem. Cloud is the Answer.

"The majority of data center operators are relying on server virtualization, hot and cold aisle containment, and power-monitoring software...still, a mere 58 percent of data center operators feel like reducing energy consumption is a worthwhile goal..."

Survey Confirms that Users Will Adopt the Cloud Even if IT Doesn't

"Working around the IT Department of No is hardly new, but it seems to be easier -- and penalty-free -- in the cloud era."


And a few more honorable mentions from the b-roll...



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