Join me on April 10th at an event sponsored by TechTarget and my employer, CDW. I will be speaking about best practices for selecting a converged infrastructure.
A free half day seminar sponsored by CDW and produced by TechTarget custom media
Where: Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue When: Tuesday April 10, 2012 Time: 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Cost: FREE Who: This is a free seminar for qualified IT professionals Produced by: CDW and TechTarget Custom Media
On Tuesday April 10th, CDW invites you as our special guest to a unique half-day seminar, Making Cloud and Virtualization Technologies Work for You, coming to Philadelphia. Delegate seats for this invitation-only event are limited so claim your FREE seat today by calling Jen Tobin at 617-431-9722, or RSVP online.
Join us for the day and meet with fellow IT pros from all functional areas and C-level executives to learn from industry expert and independent consultant Greg Shields.
When you attend this complimentary summit, Mr. Shields will relay practical and actionable methods to:
Implement automation across your data center infrastructure
Optimize your organization’s workspaces to effectively accommodate a new app delivery technology
Realistically evaluate all cloud options, from *aaS services to public and true private cloud
Uncover which cloud model is the right fit and effectively prepare your environment for the progressive migration
Don’t miss a day packed with key seminar takeaways that go along with your complimentary admission including extensive peer networking time, a Q&A session with the expert, and the chance to win some fantastic prizes!
This is one of those situations where I really start to hate computers! I was working with vCloud Director with a goal of having a winders VM run through guest customization, change the name, get a fixed IP from the network pool, join an Active Directory Domain and move to a specific OU in the AD.
There is a spot in the VM properties to specify a domain to join. You can use the settings specified in the organization or enter the domain information directly.Read more »
And just so everyone understands completely, the “I don’t care” is for the users. The administrators should absolutely care. Users should not need to care. The design of the cloud should be such that the user doesn’t need to care.
So , today I sat in a seminar hosted by VMware, EMC, Cisco and SunGard. It was called “Take the Risk Out of Cloud Computing“. It was the same old mantra…Create your Internal Cloud now in preparation for the coming of the External Cloud. SunGard puts an availability twist with its view on things: “Let us be your hosted cloud and/or your DR cloud.” The sessions seemed to be designed to inform someone who knows about virtualization, but may not understand cloud computing. I was there to see what SunGard’s take on it was. In the Cloud realm, they do two things and they do them well: hosting and DR. (I have to admit, I served a five year sentence with SunGard…)
When Clair Roberts got up to speak, the first thing he did was read the official VMware definition of Cloud Computing. Then he gave his own definition: “I don’t care!” Later, I spoke with him and he admitted that he borrowed it from someone else at VMware, so I am going to borrow it from them, too.
Think about it. “I don’t care!” I don’t care where it is. I don’t care about the hardware. I don’t care how it got there. I don’t care how it cooled. I don’t care how it is powered. I DO care that it is there when I need it and is reasonably responsive from anywhere at any time. That’s it. That’s what cloud computing should be. Plain and simple: “I Don’t Care!”
Later, David Freund from EMC gave another good analogy of how Cloud Computing should be. He compared it to Intermodal Freight Transport. You buy or rent a STANDARDIZED CONTAINER and put stuff in it. You don’t care how it gets to the destination, only that it gets there.
Today’s assignment is to put your stuff in the standardized container. That way we can put it somewhere later.
How can you doubt Saas because your free email is down? Free is free. You get what you pay for. I read that Google has offered credits to the paying GMail customers, and that is the proper thing to do. But how can executives whine because their GMail/Hotmail/Yahoo is off line when they don’t pay for it? Why are they not paying for a business email service? I have worked for a few companies that have used “ousourced” paid email services – the REAL model for SaaS. I have had scheduled outages during hours when I am sleeping.
The fact is that Saas is here to stay and it is increasing in value and popularity. Yes, Google is leading the way with their free apps. Saas is a piece of Cloud Computing. Check out this video explaining Cloud Computing in Plain English:
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