Tag Archives: ROI

Agility Part 2 — The Evolution of Value in the Private Cloud

Agility Part 2 — The Evolution of Value in the Private Cloud

When an IT project is commissioned it can be backed by a number of different statements such as: “It will reduce our TCO” “This is a strategic initiative” “The ROI is compelling” “There’s funds in the budget” “Our competitors are doing

Agility Part One — What Is Agility?

Agility Part One — What Is Agility?

The New York Times had a dilemma.   They had identified a business opportunity, but in order to execute they had to convert 11 million articles to PDF files within 60 days.   How could they obtain the hardware and

Cloud Computing and Newton’s third law

   Issac Newton’s third law of motion famously stated “to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction”. If one takes a few liberties and applies this to a paradigm shift technology, one could say that every new

VMworld 2010 Keynote Replay

Below is the 4 minute intro that was played at VMworld 2010 to attempt to define the cloud with a bit of humor. During the live feed I missed the fact that the voice inquiring "What the hell is

The Evolution of VMware: Empowering Enterprise Agility With the Private Cloud

The Evolution of VMware: Empowering Enterprise Agility With the Private Cloud

VMware, with its parent company EMC, is now positioned to empower the enterprise with new efficiencies, flexibility and agility. How did VMware evolve from a niche tech player, to an IT leader which is heading up an industry wide

VM Backup Reference Architecture – Part 2: Beyond VADP

UPDATE:  Some good information in the comments.  I will be posting follow-up updates on both Veeam and Vizioncore solutions either during or after VMworld. In Part One,  I discussed the features provided in VMware’s VADP (vSphere API for Data Protection). 

What Should Be Virtualized?

What Should Be Virtualized?

There’s several different reasons to virtualize a given server. What criteria should be considered when deciding whether or not a given server or application should be virtualized?

Virtualization ROI Grows — Second ROI Wave Coming

Virtualization ROI Grows — Second ROI Wave Coming

When it comes to virtualization ROI, the traditional focus is on consolidation (run 15 servers on one box). This is indeed the initial source of ROI for virtualization projects, but is there a second ROI wave?