Access your Pro+ Content below.
Five examples of doublespeak from cutting edge technology vendors
This article is part of the October 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1 issue of Modern Infrastructure
As a technologist, you parse the vendor doublespeak, read the fine print and try to separate the wheat from the chaff on overblown claims about a cutting-edge technology's capabilities. It's no surprise that vendors sometimes overpromise and underdeliver. Here are some recent gems that demonstrate vendors' marketing hype and missteps. If you haven't already gotten word, Oracle Corp.'s latest claim is that its cloud computing platform is a "subscription-based (SaaS) deployment model with easy, predictable pricing." But Oracle's cloud will likely cost more than the usual pay-as-you-go cloud plans, according to SearchCloudComputing.com, and so far, information about this cutting-edge technology in terms of availability and features seems anything but easy to follow. After IT pros expressed concerns over Citrix Systems Inc.'s decision to move all versions of XenApp before version 6.5 to end-of-life status by July 2013, Citrix lengthened the XenApp lifecycle through the Extended Support Program, a technical support offering. While ...
Features in this issue
When discussing open source cloud and standards, Randy Bias argues it's only a matter of time before dominant cloud standards prevail in IT.
Cloud may be the hottest technology for data centers in years, but abandoning traditional IT processes can cause cloud issues and set a company back.
Despite vendors' best efforts, virtual desktops still can't hold a candle to PCs -- and it might take until 2014 for VDI performance to catch up.
With the Windows Server 2012 upgrade available, Microsoft experts analyze the risks and rewards of the feature-rich release.
As cloud providers diversify, Anything as a Service and Everything as a Service become interchangeable in the cloud landscape.
Columns in this issue
The software-defined data center is here to stay, but what does that mean for IT pros?
The terms used by vendors to describe cutting edge technology are often colorful. Here are five examples and the truth behind the tech.