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February 2012, Vol. 2 No. 1

Complexity in the cloud

Companies that are considering private or hybrid clouds often report the vexing problem of trying to understand complex cloud service-level agreements (SLAs). Their terms can be difficult to parse, and service guarantees can be even tougher to ensure. In our Trends section, we unpack often cryptic SLAs and address how a business can negotiate the most favorable terms. If cloud contracts are confusing, the raft of smaller cloud companies cropping up every which way can make your head spin. But here’s a reality check: Not all these companies are ready for enterprise-level clouds. In fact, the private/hybrid cloud market is still dominated by vendors with a track record in the hypervisor game. That means VMware with vSphere, Microsoft with Hyper-V, and Citrix Systems with XenServer. And while VMware continues to make a strong showing with vCloud Director, Citrix Systems’ acquisition of Cloud.com’s CloudStack in July 2011 brings vitality to the market and an alternative for XenServer shops. With CloudStack, Citrix has built on its ...

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  • Complexity in the cloud

    by  Lauren Horwitz

    Companies that are considering private or hybrid clouds often report the vexing problem of trying to understand complex cloud service-level agreements (SLAs).

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  • VDI assessment guide

    Wait! Don't implement VDI technology until you know your goals and needs. A VDI assessment should consider the benefits of a VDI ...

  • Guide to calculating ROI from VDI

    Calculating ROI from VDI requires a solid VDI cost analysis. Consider ROI calculation models, storage costs and more to determine...

  • Keep the cost of VDI storage under control

    Layering, persona management tools and flash arrays help keep virtual desktop users happy and VDI storage costs down.

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