Access "Five examples of doublespeak from cutting edge technology vendors"
This article is part of the October 2012, Volume 1, Issue 1 issue of Cloud computing, data center trends: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
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 it's true that Citrix extended ... Access >>>
Premium Content for Free.
One-on-one with Randy Bias: Cloud standards and the battle for control
by Lauren Horwitz
When discussing open source cloud and standards, Randy Bias argues it's only a matter of time before dominant cloud standards prevail in IT.
VDI performance still falls short of PCs
by Bridget Botelho
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.
Anything as a Service, Everything as a Service explained
by Stephen J. Bigelow
As cloud providers diversify, Anything as a Service and Everything as a Service become interchangeable in the cloud landscape.
- One-on-one with Randy Bias: Cloud standards and the battle for control by Lauren Horwitz
Tackling cloud concerns from the front lines
by Steve Gunderson, Contributor
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.
Microsoft tries 'kitchen sink' method for Windows Server 2012 upgrade
by Ed Scannell
With the Windows Server 2012 upgrade available, Microsoft experts analyze the risks and rewards of the feature-rich release.
- Tackling cloud concerns from the front lines by Steve Gunderson, Contributor
Introducing the software-defined data center
by Bob Plankers
The software-defined data center is here to stay, but what does that mean for IT pros?
Five examples of doublespeak from cutting edge technology vendors
by Adam Hughes, News Editor
The terms used by vendors to describe cutting edge technology are often colorful. Here are five examples and the truth behind the tech.
- Introducing the software-defined data center by Bob Plankers
More Premium Content Accessible For Free
Workload automation and streamlined management are essential to support fast-changing business applications and a hybrid or private cloud computing ...
Conventional x86 processors try to do everything, but they are power hungry and performance inefficient. Stripping down processors to get the ...
Cloud services and data could be located anywhere -- and that's a scary proposition for many enterprises, especially after ongoing revelations of ...