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Feet on the Ground, Head in the Cloud: A Frequent Exhibitor’s Take on Cloud-focused Tradeshows

4/16/2014 9:15AM

Over the course of Danalynne Wheeler's career, she has attended a lot of events – many in the capacity of being an exhibitor. There is one common truth that resonates at 98% of events regardless of industry: attendees and sponsors want different things. And in her experience, these differences are even more marked at cloud-focused events.
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Dell Cloud Manager and Citrix CloudPlatform: agility and choice for your enterprise cloud computing environment

3/26/2014 11:24AM

This week, Citrix is marking another milestone in the evolution of cloud computing with the release of Citrix CloudPlatform 4.3. The Dell Cloud Manager team has been working with the CloudPlatform team since the early days of cloud computing—going as far back to the days when we were called enStratus talking to a cloud platform created by a company then called VMOps. Both of us have gone through name changes and acquisitions since those days.
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It took *that* long to create an account? - designing a better registration process for cloud services

3/26/2014 8:47AM

This post is first in a series of posts co-written by Brian Taylor and Seema Jethani that will dive into designing cloud software for a better user experience.
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The OpenStack APIs

11/5/2013 9:33AM

George Reese, Senior Distinguished Engineer and Executive Director, Cloud Computing, discusses OpenStack APIs, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare to EC2 APIs.
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Four security considerations when moving to the cloud

10/10/2013 11:26AM

David Mortman, Chief Security Architect, discusses four fundamental differences in security when running applications in the cloud.
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Improving responsiveness and gaining insight with Dell Boomi

8/12/2013 8:06AM

Now that Enstratius is part of Dell, we have access to a wide range of software offerings that may be of interest to our customers. Our first guest post is authored by Guy Currier, Dell Boomi's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Application and Cloud Integration.
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Embracing DevOps Doesn’t Mean Abandoning ITIL

8/8/2013 9:13AM

There is often an impression that both Cloud and DevOps are at odds with ITIL. However, when implemented properly as part of an automated development and release process, they can support ITIL more effectively and efficiently than the manual ITIL methods that most organizations use.
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CloudCentral Announcement is an Example of Why Cloud Abstraction is Important

5/2/2013 4:01PM

Enstratius today announced support for CloudCentral’s Cloud Platform, adding to the list of more than twenty leading public and private clouds that can be accessed and managed through the Enstratius cloud management solution.
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Amazon Web Services Will Continue to Disrupt Enterprises, IT Vendors

- Bernard Golden, VP of Enterprise Solutions

May 1, 2013 - Traditional IT vendors may deride Amazon as a mere bookseller, but Amazon Web Service is growing quickly, not to mention inexpensively. If those vendors aren't careful, AWS will soon compete against them in the enterprise cloud computing market--and if current trends hold, the competition may not even be close.

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Is your PaaS Composable or Contextual? (Hint: the answer matters)

- James Urquhart, VP of Product Strategy

February 16, 2013 - In his latest post on next-generation systems design, James Urquhart discusses the different types of PaaS offerings and why it matters that some are composable and others are contextual.

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