Intelligent Workload Management

Recently, I talked about how enterprises are benefiting from intelligent workload management (IWM). But they aren’t the only ones capitalizing on this technology. SaaS vendors leverage IWM capabilities to rapidly adjust data center capabilities based on customer needs. IWM technologies also enable them to securely host data for multiple customers in the cloud and validate…

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RichardWhitehead
Mar 22, 2011
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Many people are under the misconception that private cloud is merely virtualizing their IT infrastructure. Yet it’s actually much more than that. Cloud is more than a shared pool of resources. A well executed cloud environment encompasses attributes such as elasticity and scalability, as well as the ability for self-provisioning, self-service and granular metering of…

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BenjaminGrubin
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IT departments are under increased pressure to adapt technical resources to meet unanticipated changes. Virtualization is an important step toward achieving this goal. By dissolving the bonds between software and hardware, virtualization enables us to create a set of portable workloads that can be adapted and moved to meet ever-shifting business needs. Whether a business…

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RichardWhitehead
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We talk a lot here about how intelligent workloads are those that are self-aware and can therefore abide by appropriate security protocols. The same can be said for endpoints, such as laptops, desktops and mobile devices. There’s a growing demand to make endpoint devices similarly self-aware based on who’s using them and where they’re being…

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By: grantho
Feb 17, 2011
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As we discussed in an earlier post, the concept of intelligent workload management (IWM) is beginning to take hold in many organizations. By creating discrete workloads—lightweight combinations of software functionality and operating systems in an easy-to-use package—businesses can move toward greater portability and manageability across heterogeneous environments. Yet each new server or hypervisor requires another…

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RichardWhitehead
Feb 9, 2011
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Last week I wrote about how software appliances can reduce sales friction. Today I want to elaborate on how appliances make this possible. Software and virtual appliances package your application in a compact, portable form factor that greatly reduces the complexity of installation and configuration. Since most applications don’t need the full breadth of today’s…

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Jan 31, 2011
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As we kick off 2011, many ISVs are looking at the business plans they thoughtfully crafted last fall and are now building out detailed plans and tactics to hit those numbers. But if you’re like most software providers we talk with, you’re now wondering just how you will hit those growth targets. Sure, the economy…

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Jan 26, 2011
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As CIOs are all too aware, business users are turning to SaaS and cloud applications in droves. No longer are they willing to make a purchase requisition and wait months for a new server to be acquired to support the software they need. They simply pull out their business credit card, and voila, in a…

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RichardWhitehead
Jan 18, 2011
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In the face of the WikiLeaks data breaches, governments and enterprises in critical industries will clamp down much more severely to ensure they have all internal and external user entitlements and access closely monitored and controlled. Managing identities will not be enough. There will be investigations into how currently deployed identity, access and security technologies…

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By: zitocuww
Jan 6, 2011
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We talk a lot here at Novell about intelligent workload management. I thought I?d take a moment to back up and explain what we mean by a workload.  A workload is an integrated set of an operating system, middleware and the application that accomplishes a specific computing task. There are a number of scenarios where…

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RichardWhitehead
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