FinOps services aim to tackle cloud financial management

When companies move away from using data centers with fixed costs toward consumption-based spending in the cloud, they have to consider transforming their financial operating model. Enter FinOps (Financial Operations), a business management software-as-a-service designed to access and analyze the costs of public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Services and Microsoft…

VMware preps milestone NSX release for enterprise-cloud push

Looking to ease deployments of software-defined networks while reinforcing automation and security for hybrid and multicloud customers, VMware has taken the wraps off of a major release of its NSX-T Data Center software. While the NSX-T 2.4 announcement includes over 100 upgrades, VMware said the release anoints NSX-T as the company’s go-to platform for future…

Linux will seem to be everywhere in 2019

IDG 2019 just might be the Year of Linux — the year in which Linux is fully recognized as the powerhouse it has become. With Linux playing key roles in the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud technology, supercomputing and artificial intelligence (AI), and with a plethora of conferences and new releases on the horizon, Linux…

AWS does hybrid cloud with on-prem hardware, VMware help

Amazon Web Services (AWS) took square aim at the data center this week by tying in VMware technology and rolling out two new services and on-premise hardware to help customers build and support hybrid clouds. The new service, called Outposts, lets users choose between on-premises servers and storage, which they can order in quarter, half,…

What’s hot in enterprise networking for 2019

With 2019 just around the corner there’s a lot of  developments and advances coming that will affect how enterprises make use of technologies for SD-WAN, IoT, Wi-Fi, data centers, the cloud and more. Here’s a selection of some of the coming trends that industry pros see coming next year. What will be hot for Cisco…

Juniper CTO talks cloud, high-speed networking

Cloud computing is changing everything – just ask Juniper CTO Bikash Koley. Along with that notion Koley says that there are a number of certainties about the future of building out large cloud infrastructures: Multicloud is a real inflection point for enterprises and service providers; there will be private clouds and that the way all…

Kubernetes vendors target container security, operations and management

If you were kicking the tires on Kubernetes and other cloud/container services, you found may have found nirvana at this week’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 where all manner of new operational software and support from VMware, Arista and others were on display. To access the growing popularity of cloud, Kubernetes and containers, the Cloud Foundry…

Oracle introduces hybrid cloud solution – for its own cloud

I’m beginning to understand why Thomas Kurian left Oracle to try and right the foundering ship that is Google Cloud Platform. He reportedly butted heads with the boss (that would be Larry Ellison) over a desire to make Oracle products more readily available on competitive cloud platforms, and this announcement reflects that. It’s a nice…

Coding, cloud skills are most in demand for network pros

As more companies build their businesses around software, network and data-center pros will also be looking toward software to optimize their skills. While software may not be the first thing to come to mind when dealing with data centers, IT industry watchers say experienced network and infrastructure professionals would be wise to up their code…

Zero trust: The transition from legacy to cloud-native

Enterprises operating in the traditional monolithic environment may have strict organizational structures. As a result, the requirement for security may restrain them from transitioning to a hybrid or cloud-native application deployment model. In spite of the obvious difficulties, the majority of enterprises want to take advantage of cloud-native capabilities. Today, most entities are considering or…