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Piston Cloud Computing, the OpenStack disciple, has gotten an $8 million B round to accelerate OpenStack adoption from Cisco, Data Collective, Divergent Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures and True Ventures. The money will be used for product development. Cisco, Data Collective and Swisscom Ventures are new investors. Piston got a $4.5 million A round in July of 2011 and launched the first commercial OpenStack distribution for building, scaling and managing a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud on bare-metal, converged commodity hardware. The widgetry also integrates with the open source Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service. Piston introduced the first commercially available Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution built on OpenStack by way of an exclusive licensing agreement with Gridcentric, the virtualization optimization company. ... (more)

Are Legacy Systems Holding You Back?

In our ever changing technology environment, new opportunities are everywhere.  Predictive analytics, big data, mobile, cloud and virtualization are but a few. These new technologies improve business competitiveness, increase agility, save money and more. But migrating from existing systems is risk prone.  And efforts often drag out. Is There a Way to Migrate Successfully, Faster and with Less Risk? Most people think of data virtualization as a high productivity, low cost way to integrate data for business intelligence and analytics.  However, it is also very effective at legacy... (more)

Using VDS to Promote Efficiency

It's been a while since I posted here, but it's not because I'm not working on NetWeaver IDM or writing. I've been doing a lot of the former and a bit of the latter.  In order to help promote the growth of a NW IDM technical knowledge base, I've been posting most of my IDM specific things on the SAP Community Network Blog. I'll still be posting here from time to time, but it will more likely be architectural or opinion related pieces about IDM. To that point I'd like to talk about the seldom discussed Virtual Directory Server. I've always loved VDS and it's MaXware predecessor, MV... (more)

Forget Managing Each VM; Single Image’s the Ticket

CloudVolumes started out a couple of years ago as SnapVolumes and shed its stealth cocoon in November when it announced $2.3 million in seed financing and began beta testing its enterprise-class Instant Workload Management (IWM) solution to what IDC has dubbed the "virtualization management gap." CloudVolumes began because, like IDC, it reckoned there was no way to manage the virtual sprawl that's being created with the processes and tools that are in place. The traditional tools that managed applications in the world of physical servers and desktops aren't suited to virtual envir... (more)

Next-Gen VDI By @HPMnetworks | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Microservices

Next-Gen VDI: Application Hosting Platform (AHP) As interest in VDI grows among enterprises, many are finding its implementation more challenging than they anticipated. Successful desktop virtualization requires a powerful, secure, reliable infrastructure that delivers a seamless user experience. Private clouds that deliver a public cloud experience are emerging as a solution. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Shawn Scanlon, Director, Application Hosting Platform at CANCOM HPM Networks, will cover: Self Service Portal and Storefront Software and Release Management End to End A... (more)

Doing VDI, Only Better

There are three core vendors and protocols supporting VDI today. Microsoft with RDP, Citrix with ICA, and VMware with PCoIP. For most organizations a single vendor approach has been necessary, primarily because the costs associated with the supporting network and application delivery network infrastructure required to deliver VDI with the appropriate levels of security while meeting performance expectations of users and the need to maintain high availability. It’s a tall order that’s getting taller with every mobile client introduced, especially when you toss in a liberal dose o... (more)