Consumerization of IT, Secure Data Centers, Virtualization, VMware
Jun 6th, 2013 |
[NOTE: This Post was continued from Part 1 at VMware SMB Blog]
According to Gartner, midsize businesses account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. server sales. Unlike large enterprises, these organizations have fewer resources to support the deployment and maintenance of new servers in existing IT environments. With the goal of optimizing their entire IT infrastructure, midsize businesses are turning to virtualization.
No longer limited to enterprises with big IT budgets, virtualization has proven to lower IT costs while improving IT agility. Yet, as midsize organizations embrace virtualization,...
Amy Luby in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Consumerization of IT
Nov 13th, 2012 |
The benefits of the cloud have been proven for businesses of all sizes – every small business owner can save time and money while increasing their employees’ productivity by leveraging cloud technologies. Cloud technologies are faster to deploy, require minimal technical know how to manage, and cost less than on-premise technologies. These benefits let the small business owner focus on what’s most important: growing their business.
But data breaches, social security card theft, credit card number theft, and identity theft: we hear about these things every day. What does the small business...
Dave Asprey in
Citrix, Consumerization of IT, Virtualization, VMware
May 23rd, 2012 |
VMware Acquires Wanova – an Interesting Twist in Virtual Desktops.
What a difference two years makes! A couple years ago, Wanova was in fundraising mode with Sand Hill VCs. As Cloud & Virtualization EIR for Trinity Ventures, I sat in on a great pitch from Wanova, but left it wondering if Wanova was more Mozy + Acronis. Obviously, either the story wasn’t quite baked, or I didn’t get it. Now less than 2 years later, VMware has acquired Wanova.
Here’s my perspective on why this deal sets up fundamental changes in the way virtual desktops will work in the future. This is of...
Christine Drake in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Consumerization of IT, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Security, Smart Protection Network, Threats, Threats from the Cloud, VMware
Oct 7th, 2011 |
Traditionally businesses have focused their IT security on perimeter defense—blocking threats before they enter the network. This protection is still important. But with today’s cloud computing, mobile devices, and advanced persistent threats (APTs), businesses need security that protects their data wherever it travels and in whatever type of device it resides, requiring new data-centric security.
Earlier this week, Trend Micro held its annual insight event for the analyst community and announced our new vision on data-centric security (see video clips of the event here and here). Back...
Patrick Wheeler in
Cloud, Cloud-based Security, Consumerization of IT, hybrid-cloud, Privacy, Compliance and Identity, private cloud, public cloud, SaaS, Securing the Cloud, Security, Threats, Virtualization
Jun 20th, 2011 |
For all its hype iCloud does not represent a fundamentally new problem. Employees are already bringing personal devices to work and wanting to use them in their jobs, and these unmanaged devices are mixing personal and corporate data on a system that is outside the control of the security and IT teams. There are already many apps and cloud-based services for sharing data between users and between devices (such as Dropbox), and these services are giving security pros fits. What is new is that iCloud will make these things happen automatically, and potentially without the intent or even awareness...