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Network Virtualization: A Key Enabler of the SDDC

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Network Virtualization: A Key Enabler of the SDDC

In this video, Steve Mullaney, VMware’s SVP of Networking and Security Business Unit, discusses network virtualization. Network virtualization is a key enabler to delivering a software defined data center. According to Steve, from a customer perspective there really ends up being two use cases. The first is an agility use case to increase speed to innovation. In the past, organizations have had to separate infrastructures for development and dev and production. Network virtualization is allowing people to have one common computing infrastructure that they can logically isolate and create separate networks. This easily allows them to move from production to dev to test.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 10/20/2014

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 10/20/2014.

Cloud Computing in 2020: Looking into that Crystal Ball

Recently, @thedodgeretort of Enterprise CIO Forum held a Twitter chat about what cloud computing in 2020 will look like. I decided to write up a quick blog sharing my thoughts on the topic. Looking into the crystal ball, I see a few things happening with cloud by 2020 -- call it 5 years out. First, cloud will transform into more of a utility and a grid of computing power. Second, we'll see a much deeper manifestation of the core characteristics of cloud computing, especially with regard to flexible capacity, consistent access, and high portability. Third, I anticipate a lot of activity in machine-to-machine transactions and communications (call it IoT if you like). Fourth: superesilient applications. Fifth: compute traded as a commodity. And finally, within 5 years, I think IT and the overall business will come together to actually take advantage of these technologies. Read on for more detail.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 10/13/2014

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 10/13/2014.

Cisco ASA Line Updates: What You Need to Know

As many of you know, Cisco acquired Sourcefire last year. Now that the acquisition has been completed, there are updates to the Cisco ASA Line you need to know about. In this video, Solutions Architect Dan Allen provides a detailed run-down of important product changes and updates.

CIO Focus Interview: Stuart Appley, Shorenstein

We're starting a new CIO Focus Interview Series on the blog to get insights from some of the top thought leaders in the industry. For our first interview, I spoke with Stuart Appley, CIO at San Francisco based Shorenstein, to pick his brain about the current and future IT landscape. You can hear more from Stuart on Twitter.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 10/6/2014

Were you busy last week? Here’s a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 10/6/2014.

So You Want to Be a Cloud Architect? Part II

 In Part I of this cloud architect series, we highlighted that business skills are at least as important as technical skills for the cloud architect. Here in Part II, we’ll propose three levels of cloud architect, describe the specific skills needed for each level, and make a suggestion on how to obtain these skills.

Tech News Recap for the Week of 9/29/2014

Were you busy last week? Here's a quick tech news recap of articles you may have missed from the week of 9/29/2014.

So You Want to be a Cloud Architect? Part I

Lately, I’ve been taking a look at the role of a cloud architect. What does that role look like? How does one acquire the necessary skills? Where do aspiring cloud architects turn for training? Is it possible to acquire the skills to be an effective cloud architect by taking a course or two? Rick Blaisdell wrote a great blog about a month ago called “Top Cloud Skills Employers are Looking For” that I would highly recommend reading.

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