Resources (45)

  1. How to Take the Pain Out of the Private Cloud Lifecycle

    Designing a cloud is, in essence, designing an entire data center. Designing and operating a cloud requires attention to the entire lifecycle of the cloud: since each component can affect adjacent solutions, the impact of every change on the whole must be carefully considered. Layering on some cloud software to boss infrastructure around doesn’t magically solve all the IT problems that organi… Read More

  2. Getting Our Hands Dirty Installing VMware Cloud on AWS

    The new VMware Cloud on AWS allows you to run your vSphere virtual machines in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, without modification, and access the hundreds of services available from AWS. In this video, Keith Ward, James Green, and David Davis of ActualTech Media are joined by Trevor Pott of eGeek Consulting in our Cloud Party, where we take VMware Cloud on AWS for a spin, for the fir… Read More

  3. Getting Started with Cloud Daddy for AWS Data Protection and Disaster Recovery

    Anyone who is using Amazon Web Services needs a secure backup and disaster recovery solution to protect your mission critical applications and data. Up until this point that's been tough to do with the tools that are included with AWS. Thankfully a new solution was recently released launched! Cloud Daddy provides AWS cloud-native secure backup, restore and disaster recovery for your AWS infrastruc… Read More

  4. Ease of Use is the Goal for Private Cloud

    The decision has been made to move to private cloud. All reasons for or against have been heard, and now it’s time to implement. With this in mind, what options are available for doing so, and how do they affect the design of an organization’s IT? Private clouds come in flavors, and while each vendor will tell you that their specific flavor is very clearly distinct from the next, it’s mor… Read More

  5. VMware + Amazon is Now a Two-Way Street

    LAS VEGAS, Aug. 27, 2018 -- I’ve left the Day 1 General Session at VMworld for the past few years feeling genuinely underwhelmed. But we may have turned a corner. I think I’m more excited about the announcements made at VMworld this year than I have been for the past 3-4 years. My favorite piece of news coming out of VMworld 2018 on Day 1 is the announcement of Amazon RDS on VMware. This se… Read More

  6. Open Source Storage Is Disrupting the Enterprise Market

    What do you get when you combine enterprise storage with open source? A zebra. Open Enterprise Storage! At the center of the open enterprise storage movement is iXsystems. iXsystems is the developer of both TrueNAS and FreeNAS. FreeNAS is the adventurous open-source younger sibling. TrueNAS is the tried, tested, curated, and grown-up enterprise offering. Both have a role to play in making open… Read More

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  7. Interview with Eric Johnson of Cohesity on the Need for Secondary Storage at #ETS17

    The ActualTech Media RoadCast is an ongoing series of short videos wherein ActualTech Media technologists hit the road to discuss the current state of enterprise IT with industry experts around the world. In this video, the team attended the Emerging Technology Summit (2017) hosted by DeltaWare Data Solutions. David Davis, Partner at ActualTech Media, interviews Eric Johnson from Cohesity. Watch Now

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  8. Interview with Peter Smails of Datos.IO on Data Protection for Big Data Applications at #ETS17

    The ActualTech Media RoadCast is an ongoing series of short videos wherein ActualTech Media technologists hit the road to discuss the current state of enterprise IT with industry experts around the world. In this video, the team attended the Emerging Technology Summit (2017) hosted by DeltaWare Data Solutions. David Davis, Partner at ActualTech Media, interviews Peter Smails from Datos IO. Watch Now

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  9. Interview with Brian Wong on ZeroStack's On-Prem Private Cloud at #ETS17

    The ActualTech Media RoadCast is an ongoing series of short videos wherein ActualTech Media technologists hit the road to discuss the current state of enterprise IT with industry experts around the world. In this video, the team attended the Emerging Technology Summit (2017) hosted by DeltaWare Data Solutions. David Davis, Partner at ActualTech Media, interviews Brian Wong from ZeroStack. Watch Now

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  10. Interview with Abhi Gupta of Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

    The ActualTech Media RoadCast is an ongoing series of short videos wherein ActualTech Media technologists hit the road to discuss the current state of enterprise IT with industry experts around the world. In this video, the team interviews Abhi Gupta from Oracle Ravello. Watch Now

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  11. 2018 Cloud Solutions

    Cloud is kind of a big deal. If you’ve been paying attention to the IT landscape over the last few years, you’ve probably seen the huge push for IT organizations to grasp and then realize the benefits that the cloud can bring to businesses of all sizes. But diving in to new technologies with the breadth and depth of a concept like “cloud” can be intimidating. Sometimes it’s hard to know… Learn More

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  12. Hybrid Cloud Storage

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  13. How HyperGrid brings Public Cloud On Premises

    The ActualTech Media RoadCast is an ongoing series of short videos wherein ActualTech Media technologists hit the road to discuss the current state of enterprise IT with industry experts around the world. In this video, the team interviews Jim Ensell from HyperGrid. Watch Now

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  14. Hybrid Cloud Storage Visions and Potential

    Companies don’t want “cloud.” They want the benefits that come with cloud. If that means they must adopt cloud services, they will, but it doesn’t mean that the public cloud is the only option. Download Now

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  15. Current Trends Impacting Hybrid Cloud

    You already know that the hybrid cloud—a compelling combination of hand-picked public cloud services combined with strategic retention of a local private cloud—is the future of IT. Although there is a lot of focus on the word cloud these days, cloud is not really an endgame. In reality, the journey toward cloud principles is the key driver for organizational improvement. In this paper, you wil… Download Now

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  16. The Storage Journey: From Virtualization to Cloud

    “Storage sucks.” That’s what so many people have said over the years. It’s expensive; it’s complex; it’s inflexible; it’s slow; it’s too small; it takes up too much space in the data center. Download Now

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  17. Hybrid Cloud Storage Foundation

    In previous papers in this series, we talked about cloud and storage in relatively general terms. In this paper, we’ll get into the details and focus on storage challenges today and the foundation of hybrid cloud storage. Download Now

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  18. Hybrid Cloud Requirements

    In previous papers, we’ve talked about the journey and how we got to this point. We’ve chatted a bit about the trends that are assisting with a move to the hybrid cloud. Now, let’s talk a bit about what needs to happen for the hybrid cloud to actually come to fruition. Download Now

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  19. The vSphere Admin’s Quick Reference Guide to AWS Virtual Private Cloud

    There are many good reasons to run enterprise workloads in the public cloud. With most enterprises running vSphere and with most public cloud workloads being run in Amazon's EC2/VPC, vSphere Admins need to get up to speed quickly on how to administer EC2/VPC, and that's exactly why you need this quick reference guide. Download Now

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  20. Cloudifying Storage Economics In an On-Premises Data Center

    The cloud. This much-ballyhooed paradigm in workload operations has managed to dominate strategic conversations in organizations across the globe. With promises like never having to pay up front for resources again and being able to radically simplify everything about IT, business and technical decision makers are hearing the message. They want the cloud, and they want it now. Download Now

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