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Cloud Architecture Design: Should it be Top-Down or Bottom-Up?

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. In my last blog, I discussed how to optimize workloads across the cloud. This is based on the assumption that you already have an existing infrastructure. What if you don’t have an existing cloud Read more...
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Workload Optimization: Is It a Must-have for Cloud Computing?

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D   This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. Cloud computing hasn’t changed the nature of computing – it just changed provisioning and management. That’s important to remember because workloads in the cloud are very much similar to what we see in Read more...
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VMware vCloud wants your opinion. Take our online survey!

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Cloud computing gets a lot of buzz today. But when people talk about cloud, do they mean IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Who knows? Here at the vCloud group at VMware, we’re curious to hear what you think and why you use (or don’t use) a public cloud service. We’re also interested in hearing what applications Read more...
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The Lingua Franca of Security in the Cloud

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By Michael Haines Sr. vCloud Architect  (Security)   I am sure you are not surprised to hear that 'Security' in the Cloud is one of the hottest issues for organizations wanting to architect and deploy a Cloud solution and service offering. So, where do you begin? In this blog I will highlight some of the Read more...
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When Should You Use the Cloud? Example Use Cases

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By Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. In my last post, I discussed when not to use cloud services. Basically you should avoid the cloud for your organization’s core competency IT systems.  Remember, cloud computing is not a silver bullet Read more...
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When NOT to Use Cloud?

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By Steve Jin, VMware engineer This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. During the July 4th long weekend, I got the chance to read the book “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh. It’s a great book with many great ideas and lessons he learned from LinkExchange Read more...