10 Ways Cloud Computing Will Change by 2020

In his article Cloud computing: 10 ways it will change by 2020, Jack Clark of ZDnet.com explores the issues, challenges, and technologies that he predicts will frustrate and inspire those working with the cloud in 2020. Clark’s list is as follows–and he elaborates on each:     1.    Software floats away from hardware     2.    Modular

The Hybrid Cloud: Is It Enterprise-Ready?

Katherine Noyes recently wrote for Linux.com on the topic of 5 Things to Make the Hybrid Cloud Enterprise-Ready. In her article, she discusses data that shows how a number of factors are just now beginning to fall into place that will propel the adoption of the hybrid cloud model. From her article: So, what are

Fulcrum Uses Skytap to Leverage the Cloud for Mobile Communications Training

​Today, Skytap is proud to announce a success story from our partnership with Fulcrum Technologies™–the leader in enterprise infrastructure management technology. Fulcrum Technologies is doubling its user-base this year, and they faced the immediate challenge of training more than 2,500 new users of their CATS enterprise asset management software across the continental U.S., for one

vCenter Lab Manager End of Life – Which Road Will You Take?

When VMware announced its decision to discontinue additional major releases of vCenter Lab Manager in 2013, it left organizations that are currently running it at a crossroads. And based on the myriad posts and discussions on tech blogs over the past year, it’s clear that many users aren’t necessarily convinced that vCloud Director is the de

9 Cloud Computing Trends for 2012

In the article The future of cloud computing: 9 trends for 2012, Andrew Nusca of ZDnet uses data from a recent North Bridge Venture Partners survey to frame a discussion on the trends that are affecting the future of cloud computing. And as we’re halfway through 2012, I thought this list was a timely checkpoint

The Battle of Gettysburg Ends. The Battle of Public IaaS Begins.

Nearly a century and a half ago, the Battle of Gettysburg came to an end with Robert E. Lee’s last failed attempt to break up the Union during a 5-year war that was ultimately footnoted as a defining moment in American history. And as the Battle of Gettysburg was a pivotal turning point in the

Virtual Trainers: Are You Asking the Right Questions About the Cloud?

Since the economic downturn of 2008, training organizations have been asked to do more with less. I’ve heard from many of our customers that training budgets were the first to be cut, which is now forcing a shift in how training is delivered. Many customers have chosen not to travel to remote training facilities and

Enterprise Networking Planet Picks 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch

In Robert McGarvey’s latest article for Enterprise Networking Planet, he discusses Top 10 Networking Newcomers to Watch, and outlines how beyond the big names like Cisco, Juniper, HP, IBM, Brocade, and Alcatel-Lucent–there are smaller, more nimble, enterprise networking companies that are introducing innovation. From the article: Software defined networking, virtual networking, virtual desktops, cloud …

So, Skytap—What Are You Anyhow?

Considering the pace at which cloud computing is moving, it’s no surprise that many have a tough time putting their finger on what an ever-expanding array of vendors are actually delivering. No need to worry, as I don’t plan to spend this post pontificating on the liberal application of the term “cloud”–or even “cloud washing”

The Cloud … Now With More IaaS

Late last week, Derrick Harris, of tech industry watcher GigaOm, blogged that both Google and Microsoft are readying new entrants to compete in the ongoing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud arms race. While Harris’ sources in Mountain View and Redmond have “declined to comment” on the particulars, it doesn’t require a wild imagination to

George Carlin Would Have Loved Hybrid Clouds

George Carlin’s bit on the importance of “stuff” is a comedy classic. As human beings, we have an innate need to acquire, hold, move, and find places to put our stuff. In our personal and professional lives, acquiring stuff can give us a sense of accomplishment, security, and control. Historically, acquiring stuff has been common practice

A Revolution in Virtual Training

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we’ll look at the challenges that face training professionals in today’s enterprise learning climate, and how the cloud is helping to overcome them. Can you take traditional training online and achieve the same learning outcomes? The challenges facing training organizations continue to grow. Companies need to provide software

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