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Hype vs. reality

Last year, analysts predicted that tablets would kick laptops to the curb. To hear them talk, you’d have thought that anything with a keyboard was crawling away, whimpering, as the wave of touchscreen tablets swept over it. Enthusiasm (and good marketing) was pushing consumers and businesses away from traditional PCs. That’s not to belittle the [...]

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

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Hyper-convergence with EVO:RAIL

‘Software defined’ in much data centre parlance has been associated with new levels of programmability in the configuration and management of IT infrastructure, with advanced customization and end user control the outcome. At its most recent annual end user conference, VMware pushed its own spin on this concept with announcement of a new appliance built [...]


Atlantic.Net launches cloud in Canada

“There is very little understanding that Toronto is the fifth largest North American metro area and the second or third largest international banking transaction center in North America; that Canada ranks fifth in the world for low risk data center siting, following only the US, UK, Sweden and Germany, and that the largest concentration of [...]

Marty Puranik, founder and CEO, Atlantic.net

Kit Colbert, CTO, end user computing, VMware

Throwaway Desktops

Imagine logging on to your computer and within seconds getting an up-to-date operating system, complete with the software you need, freshly generated from a central repository. No malware. None of the superfluous junk that accumulates through the life of a system. None of the registry rot that slows you down over time. And all controlled [...]


CTS a new private cloud ‘standards’ bearer

Long heralded as the cloud of choice for businesses with unique data security, privacy or regulatory requirements, private cloud deployment is like an itch that won’t go away. Despite media and industry focus on the efficiency and cost savings to be won in multi-tenant environments, organizational need to leverage existing system and infrastructure investments, new [...]

Richard Seroter, head of product management, CenturyLink Cloud