9 posts • joined 12 Mar 2013
Great Summary of cloud at the momenr
I read your comments several times Trevor and they are a great summary of the state of the cloud market as of today. You should publish this as a seperate article.
Re: Dramatic much?
Well, VCAC costs a fortune and the Amazon plugin is free.
On going cloud costs would be a lot lower with Amazon.
VCAC integrates with Amazon and other cloud providers as endpoints, it won't, off the bat let you move existing work loads between providers on the fly.
Deployment time for VCAC implementation is typically a month minimum.
(disclaimer - I don't work for a software supplier but I do implement their products day in and day out)
Agree 100%, they will kill one off one the arrays. (its not like it would be easy to merge two completely different O.S. here, unless of course your name is VMware where your whole business revolves around buying third part products and trying to make them work together).
Then marketing can step in and come up with a great new name for the remaining player.
VDI Pis a poor solution
One of its many failings is that it needs a lot if disk to make the user experience acceptable. This very expensive disk has made disk manufacturers excited. It really hasn't helped with the financials of VDI vs fat desktop.
VDI - a solution waiting for a problem.
VDI sucks at the best if times
This trend for virtual desktops, please let it stop. What is wrong with server based computing?
And I thought they had 100% uptime, at least that's what the sales guy said?
Re: "building your own cloud".
Yep that's exactly what cloud means these days. It means that virtual environment you have running downstairs in the basement.
Oh but it's got be agile...... It's just a marketing word I tend to ignore any idiot that uses it.
I remember living in a house in Africa where we had a steam powered generator because the power from the centralised network kept failing all the time. I hope they don't move the cloud to Africa... Or for that matter rely on BTs network to connect us to the cloud.
The good thing about 2000v cable is, people are less likely to mess with it.
Re: Profile Driven Storage
I see you point TP I guess I was trying t say that VIrtual Center backs on to A.D. As well (well it always used to) and it always used to work like a charm so what is SSO giving me. It seems like another layer for no reason.
I imagine VMware perhaps want independence from Microsoft, or maybe they are looking to raise the profile of some other software that happens to be owned by their big brother.
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