Posts Tagged: VMware

The Benefits of a Hyper-converged Infrastructure

This blog post is an excerpt from GovLoop’s recent research brief, Simplicity, Scalability, Efficiency: The Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. To read the full brief, head here. Simplicity and Ease of Operation  As explained earlier, hyper-converged infrastructures are modular systems intended to scale out by adding modules. Their simplicity comes from the fact that a user can leverage improvements… Read more »

The Zero Trust Framework

The following is an excerpt from our recent research brief, Zero Trust: The Security Network Infrastructure of Tomorrow. To read more, download the full report here. Today, in order to protect a network, security teams rely on several different security instruments to keep data secure. These could range from web application firewalls (WAFs), content-filtering gateways or… Read more »

DISA Cloud Computing Panel & HP Intel POD Tour

HP’s Rob Owen provides a tour of the HP Intel POD (Performance Optimized Datacenter) at DISA 2012. Cloud Computing Panel at DISA 2012, hosted by GovLoop’s Steve Ressler, featuring HP’s Jeff Bergeron, Microsoft’s Susie Adams, and VMWare’s William Rowan Panel summary with GovLoop’s Steve Ressler and HP’s Jeff Bergeron Cloud Computing Panel at DISA 2012… Read more »

Virtualization, The Cloud and Gov 2.0

As I was reviewing documentation on virtualization activities in the government, I came across the following Video clip of Tim Oreilly of Oreilly Media interviewing Steve Herrod of VMware at the recent Gov 2.0 summit. Although the interview is at the architectual vision level, it was interesting to see what a virtualization giant such as… Read more »

Think Architecture, Not just Vendor Application

We move into the New Year with anticipation of doing great things with our infrastructure and improve the efficiency of our operations. Unfortunately, many have a tendency to look at the latest great thing (e.g., application, Operating System, etc…) as the magic bullet. Each vendor points to how his/her product is the “killer app” that… Read more »

You Are Not Alone: “if you live long enough, you are bound to see your old mistakes be committed by someone else”.

Earlier this week I was walking past a desk with two “techies” deep in pensive conversation and actively gesturing. Curiosity got the best of me, so I asked them “What’s up”? Well it appears that they had just deleted and reinstalled a Windows VM in their VMware Workstation host and they could no longer see… Read more »

Virtualization and the Public Sector: “Greening” Government IT Saves Energy and Aids Compliance

Executive orders and “green IT” directives have trickled steadily out of Washington, D.C. in the past few years, culminating most recently with Executive Order 13514. Signed by President Obama in October 2009, EO 13514 builds on earlier legislation such as the “Green the Capitol” initiative, and, according to the White House, “…expands the energy reduction… Read more »