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Posts from Date:   2009-8

Virtualization Meets Midmarket and Goes BOOM!

by Tom Bittman  |  August 26, 2009

There’s a big change coming to the server virtualization market, and it has serious ramifications. The midmarket is waking up. At Gartner, the number of midmarket clients who are just starting out with virtualization has been growing exponentially for the last year or so. We just completed a worldwide survey of nearly 1,500 companies with […]

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Virtualization Unlocks Cloud Computing

by Tom Bittman  |  August 11, 2009

Few organizations that I talk to seem to understand the strategic ramifications of server virtualization. They tend to think about cost-cutting – virtualization simply as a form of efficient consolidation. We’ve surveyed our clients – those starting out on virtualization say they are doing it to save money. They are thinking tactically. Hey, there’s nothing […]

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If You Build a Private Cloud, Will Anyone Come?

by Tom Bittman  |  August 9, 2009

Summer’s almost over – time for less sun and more clouds! I’ve gotten a lot of client questions recently about how to get started building their private clouds. Their vendors are at their doorstep hawking private cloud computing. Clients are asking about what technologies to use, which vendors to choose, how to build one, etc. […]

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