Tag Archives: vBlock

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

Stacks, the Vblock and Value — A Chat with EMC’s Chad Sakac

Stacks, the Vblock and Value — A Chat with EMC’s Chad Sakac

...I reached out to EMC’s Chad Sakac to gain more insights from his perspective on how the various stacks…well…stacked up....

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

Is the Vblock a Monolithic Stack?

This question has come up several times over the past week, and most recently on Kendrick Coleman’s “Finding the True Value in Vblock” post with Duncan Epping of Yellow Bricks asking some great questions.  I commented on the post, but

Let Your Fast Zebras Run Free (with a Vblock)

Let Your Fast Zebras Run Free (with a Vblock)

What makes an IT department effective and agile?  How can you let the stars on your team succeed while reducing gridlock and OPEX (operational expenses)? Jon Katzenback and Zia Khan have an intriguing post at Harvard Business Review on fast

Synergy: Vblock + UIM + vCloud Director

Let’s take a quick overview of three separate products: Vblock:  Infrastructure as a utility.  Need more capacity?  Purchase servers/storage/networking as a single rack – no engineering required. EMC Unified Infrastucture Manager (UIM):  Single point of management for vBlock infrastructure with policy-based

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?