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Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:41 pm
The following is one of a collection of articles that addresses strategy around hybrid cloud architecture and IT as a Service. While the hybrid cloud model is widely extolled in both the media and by industry manufacturers, many organizations find themselves challenged to effectively utilize both private and public cloud components. A successful hybrid cloud requires internal procurement and process changes that enable IT-as-a-Service along with a methodical approach to ensure adequate performance, reliability, security and compliance of off-premise workloads.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:41 pm
The following is one of a collection of articles that addresses strategy around hybrid cloud architecture and IT as a Service. While the hybrid cloud model is widely extolled in both the media and by industry manufacturers, many organizations find themselves challenged to effectively utilize both private and public cloud components. A successful hybrid cloud requires internal procurement and process changes that enable IT-as-a-Service along with a methodical approach to ensure adequate performance, reliability, security and compliance of off-premise workloads.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:41 pm
The following is one of a collection of articles that addresses strategy around hybrid cloud architecture and IT as a Service. While the hybrid cloud model is widely extolled in both the media and by industry manufacturers, many organizations find themselves challenged to effectively utilize both private and public cloud components. A successful hybrid cloud requires internal procurement and process changes that enable IT-as-a-Service along with a methodical approach to ensure adequate performance, reliability, security and compliance of off-premise workloads.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:34 pm
A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. One challenge is that the physical network lacks visibility into the topology of the overlays. A second obstacle is that network overlays utilizing standard vSwitches do not allow for security and network policies to live-migrate with VMs.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:34 pm
A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. One challenge is that the physical network lacks visibility into the topology of the overlays. A second obstacle is that network overlays utilizing standard vSwitches do not allow for security and network policies to live-migrate with VMs.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:34 pm
A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. One challenge is that the physical network lacks visibility into the topology of the overlays. A second obstacle is that network overlays utilizing standard vSwitches do not allow for security and network policies to live-migrate with VMs.
Tom Gamull, Data Center Solutions Architect
02/23/13 at 03:34 pm
A private cloud is built upon a virtualized network, along with storage and compute resources. Many virtual networks are overlaid on top of the shared physical network, logically separating tenants on the shared resources. One challenge is that the physical network lacks visibility into the topology of the overlays. A second obstacle is that network overlays utilizing standard vSwitches do not allow for security and network policies to live-migrate with VMs.
Tom Gamull
02/21/13 at 10:55 am
Many industry experts call cloud computing the “New IT” because it’s emergence marks a new era in the IT industry. Cloud computing enables rapid delivery and consumption of IT on-demand services in concert with constantly-changing business drivers. Most of the recent hype regarding cloud computing has focused on the technology that enables this new IT model. However, the real source of innovation are new service roles and service management that are part of a recyclable set of IT resource pools to provide IT-as-a-Service. Cloud computing is driving fundamental change in today’s IT organizations. It is the culmination of all that IT was in the past and sets the stage of what IT will become.
Tom Gamull
02/21/13 at 10:55 am
Many industry experts call cloud computing the “New IT” because it’s emergence marks a new era in the IT industry. Cloud computing enables rapid delivery and consumption of IT on-demand services in concert with constantly-changing business drivers. Most of the recent hype regarding cloud computing has focused on the technology that enables this new IT model. However, the real source of innovation are new service roles and service management that are part of a recyclable set of IT resource pools to provide IT-as-a-Service. Cloud computing is driving fundamental change in today’s IT organizations. It is the culmination of all that IT was in the past and sets the stage of what IT will become.
Tom Gamull
02/21/13 at 10:55 am
Many industry experts call cloud computing the “New IT” because it’s emergence marks a new era in the IT industry. Cloud computing enables rapid delivery and consumption of IT on-demand services in concert with constantly-changing business drivers. Most of the recent hype regarding cloud computing has focused on the technology that enables this new IT model. However, the real source of innovation are new service roles and service management that are part of a recyclable set of IT resource pools to provide IT-as-a-Service. Cloud computing is driving fundamental change in today’s IT organizations. It is the culmination of all that IT was in the past and sets the stage of what IT will become.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting & Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/21/13 at 10:41 am
While the industry buzz around data center technologies is already dizzying, it’s still managing to become increasingly confusing. Every vendor seems to be laying claim to a new way of approaching the data center, cloud computing, and consumption models. As Presidio has transitioned from the solutions integrator of prior years to a cloud integrator, our emphasis is on helping clients filter through all the noise to understand where the new technologies can make a real business impact. As we sift through the morass, we get to see that what really matters are the services being offered to businesses and users. Our ultimate objective is to help our clients transition their data centers from inefficient islands of technology to unified, dynamic environments and resource pools – whether on premise or located in public clouds. The old data center model transforms into one which provides IT-as-a-Service.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting & Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/21/13 at 10:41 am
While the industry buzz around data center technologies is already dizzying, it’s still managing to become increasingly confusing. Every vendor seems to be laying claim to a new way of approaching the data center, cloud computing, and consumption models. As Presidio has transitioned from the solutions integrator of prior years to a cloud integrator, our emphasis is on helping clients filter through all the noise to understand where the new technologies can make a real business impact. As we sift through the morass, we get to see that what really matters are the services being offered to businesses and users. Our ultimate objective is to help our clients transition their data centers from inefficient islands of technology to unified, dynamic environments and resource pools – whether on premise or located in public clouds. The old data center model transforms into one which provides IT-as-a-Service.
Andrew Sherman, VP Advanced Consulting & Steve Kaplan, VP Virtualization and Cloud
02/21/13 at 10:41 am
While the industry buzz around data center technologies is already dizzying, it’s still managing to become increasingly confusing. Every vendor seems to be laying claim to a new way of approaching the data center, cloud computing, and consumption models. As Presidio has transitioned from the solutions integrator of prior years to a cloud integrator, our emphasis is on helping clients filter through all the noise to understand where the new technologies can make a real business impact. As we sift through the morass, we get to see that what really matters are the services being offered to businesses and users. Our ultimate objective is to help our clients transition their data centers from inefficient islands of technology to unified, dynamic environments and resource pools – whether on premise or located in public clouds. The old data center model transforms into one which provides IT-as-a-Service.