Success with Hybrid Cloud: Benefits for the Oil & Gas Industry

In this post I’m going to look at how enterprises in the Oil & Gas industry are successfully operating Hybrid Clouds. As a quick refresher on this series, my goal with each of these posts has been to take a close look at the definition of a Hybrid Cloud, explain our perspective on why a… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: How Retailers Benefit

Throughout this series I’ve taken a close look at the definition of a Hybrid Cloud, our perspective on why a Hybrid environment is so valuable, and a piece-by-piece look at the solutions and tools that constitute a Hybrid Cloud. All of this was followed by an equally detailed look at how to plan, build, deploy,… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Saving Time & Money with a Hybrid Cloud

Over the course of this Success with Hybrid Cloud series we’ve covered the structure behind a hybrid environment and the best practices to plan, build, deploy, and operate one. For any organization, the Hybrid Cloud effectively combines an enterprise’s on-premises infrastructure with that of cloud service provider infrastructure and the public cloud to create the… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Operating Your Hybrid Cloud

Over the last three “Best Practices” posts, I’ve looked at how to Plan, Build, and Deploy a Hybrid Cloud – and, now that your Hybrid Cloud is up and running, it’s time to look at how to keep it running in peak form and with optimum, high-performance results. In this post I’ll examine two critical… Read more

Success with Hybrid Cloud: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts (here and here) have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available… Read more

Weekend Reading: Show Up on Monday as (potentially) an Expert in Automation

I have a quality weekend reading recommendation for all the IT pros looking for the latest and greatest information on Automation. One my favorite blogs is Building Clouds, and the automation SME’s who contribute to that site just wrapped up “Automation Month.” Check out this post to see links to all the topics they’ve explored… Read more

TechNet Radio: Talking about how to really “Transform the Datacenter”

Last week I got to sit down with the guys from TechNet Radio and talk about the 2nd big pillar in the What’s New in 2012 R2 series:  Transform the Datacenter. In this episode – which is a follow up to our earlier (and very popular) discussion about PCIT – we get deep on how… Read more

What’s New in 2012 R2: Cloud-integrated Disaster Recovery

Part 7 of a 9-part series. Today’s post is the 2nd of two sections; to read the first half, click here.       As an industry we have worked on disaster recovery (DR) and high availability (HA) solutions for – well, it seems like forever.  There has been a lot of good work done in this… Read more

What’s New in 2012 R2: Service Provider & Tenant IaaS Experience

  Part 5 of a 9-part series. Today’s post is the 2nd of two sections; to read the first half, click here. I recently had an opportunity to speak with a number of leaders from the former VMWare User Group (VMUG), and it was an incredibly educational experience. I say “former” because many of the… Read more