Server virtualization is creating new demands for ease and simplicity in managing and scaling storage capacity and performance that go well beyond what traditional single or dual controller storage systems can provide. But what organizations may fail to recognize is that even current scale-out storage systems may NOT be truly optimized to cost-effectively deliver the storage capacity and performance that virtualized environments require. This is the unique value proposition that Gridstore with its vController technology is well positioned to address.
Author: Ben Maas
One of the more exciting products to come out of this year’s VMworld 2011 conference was a phone. This “phone” went well beyond the push-button, touch tone variety as it was an LG phone running a beta version of VMWare’s mobile hypervisor for Android that creates what we here at DCIG refer to as “vPhones.”
A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry suggesting that network perimeter security had begun to break down with the advent of the cloud and the use of ubiquitous mobile devices to access resources stored in the cloud. The need of these devices to have a secure yet transparent method to access cloud resources has surpassed the ability of current Internet protocols and solutions to provide them.
The advent of cloud computing and storage clouds has resulted in enterprises bending to the breaking point the concept of segregated “internal” and “external” networks. n security parlance the “external” network is viewed as a dangerous and untrustworthy place and treated with respect bordering on fear. On the other hand the “internal” network has for the most part been treated as a safe place by IT departments. This basic concept, little changed since the 1990s, is rapidly reaching obsolescence in today’s hybrid cloud-centric world.
Few things in the IT industry are truly both push button and fully featured. This adage is so engrained in the community that when a product line breaks that axiom it defies belief. Cofio’s AIMstor is designed to do just that.