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Getting More For Less By Virtualizing Oracle

My EMC colleagues and I often advise IT leaders to begin their own Private Cloud journey by virtualizing everything. That includes “Tier One” applications. When IT people hear “Tier One,” a few brands immediately pop into our heads. When I describe how EMC’s internal IT organization is aggressively … READ MORE

David Freund March 22nd, 2010

Why EMC IT Is Going “All In” On Private Clouds – Part 5

This is the final part of a series of posts outlining how our IT organization started its aggressive journey to private clouds. Previously, I described IT’s strategy shift, the trigger for its urgency, navigating through “cloud fog,” and the unusual path IT decided upon. In this post, we’ll … READ MORE

David Freund March 19th, 2010

Why EMC IT Is Going “All In” On Private Clouds – Part 4

This is the fourth of a multi-part series exploring why our IT organization is aggressively transforming EMC’s corporate datacenters into Private Clouds. Previously, I described IT’s strategy shift, its newfound sense of urgency, and navigation through some “cloud fog.” In this post we look at the unusual course … READ MORE

David Freund March 19th, 2010

Isilon Enters the Leaders Quadrant

Fantastic news … but before I go any further, check out the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Midrange and High-End NAS Solutions” . Now, isn’t our placement great? This says three key things to me: Scale-Out NAS is now firmly recognized as enterprise-class mid-range and high-end NAS. There should … READ MORE

Sam Grocott March 18th, 2010

Security: Don’t Leave (Physical) Home Without It

A lot of ink has been spilled recently in the press about cloud security, and even virtualized-server security. Many lead off with alarming headlines like this recent example that declares, “60% of virtual servers less secure than physical machines, Gartner says.”

David Freund March 17th, 2010
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