Author Archives: Steve Kaplan@ROIdude

My 5 cloud and virtualization predictions for 2013

While Microsoft, OpenStack and CloudStack will all continue to gain customers, it will be VMware’s vCloud Suite vs. Cisco’s IAC + Cloupia (now CUIC: Cisco Unified Infrastructure Controller) as the two dominant platform choices for private clouds.
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My foreword to Desktops-as-a-Serivce: Building the Model

One of the appeals of DaaS is that it does not require much of a conceptual leap to make the jump from virtual desktops. When you think about it, the virtual desktop already exhibits most attributes of cloud computing: it can be provisioned on-demand from shared resource pools, accessed over the Internet, and scaled up or down instantly as required.
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Pano Logic ceases operations

Pano Logic utilized its own connection broker which was fine in the early days, but which met huge resistance once VMware View started utilizing PCoIP. VMware reps began to perceive Panos as competition even though the devices required VMware ESX on the back end. But the loss of VMware field support negatively impacted the company’s momentum.
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