The presumed "elasticity" of cloud technology tends to fall apart whenever the bindings change. That is, when a virtual machine or virtualized application relies upon the specific configuration of the hardware providing its infrastructure, it isn't exactly cloud-like when you have to migrate that element to a new host. You often find yourself rewriting some configuration file or maybe even engineering some one-time script.
Service providers are a lynchpin in VMware's strategy to extend its virtualization technology into the cloud. If the strategy works, VMware could become the leader in providing hybrid cloud infrastructures. It's a test for VMware's ... Read Post
OpenStack can make for strange bedfellows. If any one vendor served as the proprietary bogeyman to motivate the creation of an open source private cloud stack, it’s VMware. For more than a decade, the virtualization giant owned the ... Read Post