Movement of Co-location Facilities to the IaaS Cloud Services Business (part 2 of 3)

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By Mark Hill, Chairman, Bluelock As server technology becomes more and more important to the health of a company, we are seeing a shift to moving a company’s servers to outside buildings designed specifically to house servers.  These are known as co-location facilities.  These facilities have security, power, cooling and Internet access to keep them Read more...

Operating System Independence in the Cloud

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Datacenters today are hodgepodges of architectural, technology, vendor, and management decisions made incrementally over time. At the bottom of these series of decisions is the operating system. There are quite possibly scores of versions of operating systems in any large computing environment. As organizations look to public clouds for pilot projects in test and development Read more...

A Quick Comparison of VMware vCloud and Amazon EC2 APIs

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Amazon EC2 pioneered the cloud computing IaaS layer today. VMware vCloud Express recently entered the market. Many developers naturally are interested in how the two offerings compare – and differ – at the API level. In this blog, I’ll compare the two APIs to help developers make better decisions about which API best meets your Read more...

Why Put Software Testing and Development in the Cloud?

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When we’re on the customer trail discussing vCloud solutions and architectures, the cloud computing phenomena often presents itself as a series of executive briefing anecdotes.  One of our favorites is a senior IT leader at a major bank who through an audit discovered more than 5,000 virtual machines being consumed through public cloud services – Read more...