Monthly Archives: February 2013

Vblock Specialized Systems: Because Infrastructure Is Boring And The Application Is King

Almost 10,000 people tuned in the VCE virtual launch today to hear about the biggest launch in the three year history of the company.  For a detailed review of what was announced, I suggest reading Kendrick Coleman’s blog.  Among the products that was unveiled is the Vblock Specialized System SAP HANA, which elevates the capabilities […]

One API To Rule Them All

An Early Cloud In my previous life as a Solutions Architect at EMC, I led a project at a large Enterprise account to deliver a self-service, on-demand, elastic infrastructure.  The solution included a web portal where lines of business (LOB) could request compute, network, and storage resources; the request would be automatically routed through the […]

Go Public (Cloud)!

Back in January 2013, Silicon Angle posted an article highlighting security challenges that Amazon Web Services (AWS) faces as it tries to make inroads into the Enterprise. In particular, the article highlighted the lack of visibility and control over the physical infrastructure when an enterprise decides to move to AWS.  Two weeks later, David Linthicum, […]

Delivering The Cloud On A Vblock: A Story In Pictures

One of the early trends I am seeing, in 2013, as I meet with various enterprise customers is the increase in questions around the Cloud.  Their questions can generally be summed up as follows: “Should we be looking at deploying a Private Cloud or moving workloads to a Public Cloud?” “If we deploy a Private […]