Predicting Technology: Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Trends for 2013

‘Tis the season for peering into the crystal ball—and in the realm of industry—it’s time for the annual Gartner strategic technologies prediction. Earlier this week in a Gartner Symposium IT Expo session, analysts spelled out 10 strategic technology trends that they say will have significant impact on IT in 2013. It’s worth reviewing. If you

A Look at the Expert Predictions for VMworld 2012

As we’re all gearing up for VMworld, there are some interesting conversations going on–and a lot of buzz about what people think is going to happen this year. The VAR Guy was able to boil down his predictions to five major themes in his article VMworld 2012 Preview: 5 VMware Private, Public Cloud Trends: The

New Hybrid Cloud Capabilities Extend Support for Enterprises Running VMware

Today Skytap is proud to announce new hybrid cloud capabilities that extend support for enterprises running VMware. “Many IT organizations are adopting public cloud computing for IT services such as development and test applications, or for turnkey SaaS applications,” said Chris Howard, managing vice president at Gartner, Inc. “Hybrid IT is the new IT and

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