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What You Might Not Understand About NFV, But Need to Know
There's a philosophical divide brewing between switching-oriented staff and IT teams. Who will drive the planning, deployment and management of NFV? Network providers operate complex operations, and many diverse roles will be required to successfully manage the next-generation infrastructure. Virtualization and networking administrators will be essential to the industry's NFV future.
Moving to the Public Cloud: Six Steps for Success
The public cloud beckons. However, companies are still figuring out how to begin incorporating public cloud services into existing IT operations. Early considerations include streamlining migrations, reducing risk and targeting early wins. This slideshow highlights best practices to help IT leaders stay focused and see their businesses through a successful cloud migration.
Virtual Thoughts With HotLink: Transforming IT
Lynn LeBlanc of HotLink and Edward Haletky spend some time discussing transforming IT into a hybrid cloud landscape in this video podcast. We look not only at HotLink technology, but also at what it really takes to transform your existing environment into a hybrid cloud environment. Once you make the decision, it is not an all or nothing process, but one that should be planned carefully.
Moving IT to a Public Cloud? Follow These 10 Best Practices
So, you have decided it's time to get on board and start using Amazon or some other public cloud provider. It can seem like a daunting undertaking when resources are thin and so many other projects need to be done. How do you get started? Consier these tips to streamline the process, reduce risks, and repa benefits early in your cloud migration project.
Hybrid IT Can Save Your Data Center And Your Job
Hybrid IT integrates on-premise operations with public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), and can make comprehensive data protection practical and accessible for any organization and every type of workload by leveraging the low-cost, pay-as-you-go economics of public clouds for your secondary data center. In the event of a disaster, the cloud can be your best friend.
7 Qualities of an Exceptional Boss
Being a good boss, someone who motivates team members to do their best work, involves behaviors that do not come naturally for everyone. Here are some things the best managers do. Take it from Lynn LeBlanc, co-founder and CEO of HotLink, a Santa Clara, California-based hybrid IT management company.
How CIOs Become Hybrid Cloud Heroes
At times when only must-have projects get funded, this can mean missing out on new technologies that deliver real value. The CIO must constantly evaluate and recognize which risk presents more danger: spending or stagnation. Hybrid IT is a case in point.
Don't Let Management Challenges Derail NFV Benefits
NFV enables providers to move from dedicated hardware to virtualized software appliances to accelerate application development and deployment. However, service providers risk derailing the benefits of NFV if ineffective or unscalable management technologies are deployed.
Key questions to consider when evaluating hybrid cloud
Hybrid cloud is the talk of IT, but to avoid costly, labor-intensive megaprojects you cannot escape, pay particular attention to minimizing implementation and management complexity. These questions will help you identify the best hybrid cloud architecture for your environment.
Is a single management tool enough for heterogeneous hypervisor environments?
Third-party tools can potentially support a wider range of hypervisors while supporting them equally. One example is HotLink, which uses vCenter to support Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM) without the need for native console control.