Platform9 2018 Predictions: Innovating What We Have - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:41
Predictions tend to focus a lot on the cutting edge and what's new. And while it's important to look at how developing technologies will shape the year ahead, we must not forget the importance of where our consistently faithful platforms are headed. For instance some have made claims that Kubernetes' success is dwindling and OpenStack is dead, but in 2018 I believe these tools - which have vastly changed enterprise cloud infrastructure - will prove they are here to stay....(read more)

Neustar 2018 Predictions: What Will 2018 Hold for Cybersecurity? - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:31
Throughout 2017 brands continued to demonstrate the ongoing, and ever-present, susceptibility to DDoS and other cyberattacks. The impact of these attacks was felt across all corners of businesses - we saw executive teams fired, stock prices fall and consumers lose confidence in brands as a result....(read more)

Cradlepoint 2018 Predictions: 4 Predictions for the Software-Defined WAN in 2018 - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:21
2018 is shaping up to be the Year of WAN Transformation. Rapidly evolving market forces and relentless innovation is shifting Digital Transformation into high gear and driving mass adoption of cloud, mobility and IoT within business of all size and across many industries. All of these changes are stretching legacy WAN infrastructures to their breaking-point in terms of volume, velocity and variety of connected endpoints - from fixed and temporary branch sites to legions of field workers and an ever-expanding universe of things (vehicles, kiosks, cameras, sensors, actuators, meters, beacons, etc.). ...(read more)

Comtrade Software 2018 Predictions: Mirror Mirror on the Wall, What's the Fairest Technology of All - Virtualization Information - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 08:16
It's that time of year again. Where we all reflect on how this year went to plan and what the future may hold. As opposed to creating our own scorecard on ourselves or worse random technologies, we wanted to take a look at a few technology developments in 2018 that we're really excited about. These are emerging from direct customer and partner conversations and we certainly see the value in these. And, most importantly why some of these may be more than just emerging but could dominate industry conversations next year and into years to come. ...(read more)

Egenera Launches New Xterity Partner Program Designed for MSPs and Solutions Providers - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:53
Egenera, a leading provider of wholesale cloud services to the channel today announced the launch of the Xterity Partner Program (XPP), a new program designed to empower the company's fast-growing network of resellers to capitalize on the exploding demand for cloud services in the SMB and mid-market. ...(read more)

Cloudify and Fortinet Deliver NFV Orchestration via New Technical Partnership - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:50
Cloudify and Fortinet have established a technology partnership to address the challenges of network functions virtualization (NFV) in order to help organizations quickly, effectively and securely provision and deploy new network services across hybrid environments-brownfield and greenfield-at a fraction of the time and risk....(read more)

Flexxible|SmartWorkspaces Appliance Delivers On-Premises Citrix Cloud for Enterprises, Regardless of Size - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 14:44
Flexxible IT today launched a new product for users of any size, bringing on-premises cloud computing to enterprises with proven Citrix Cloud and XenServer technology. ...(read more)

Digital Transformation and IoT Success Require a Strong ITSM Foundation - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:21
If there's one takeaway from the recent holiday season, it's that there has been an explosion in the popularity and adoption of Internet-connected devices among American consumers. Interestingly, the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices is similarly on the rise in industrial applications. In fact, research and advisory firm Gartner predicts there will be nearly 21 billion connected "things" in use worldwide by 2020, and that 7.6 billion of those will be a combination of cross-industry and vertical market units - impressive numbers that should catch the attention of every CIO. ...(read more)

Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences to Simplify Everyday Life - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:02
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) outlined its vision and strategy for intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) experiences....(read more)

Life-Science Innovations Keeps Backups Running Smoothly and On Time with Tintri - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:00
Life-Science Innovations (LSI), a company that provides strategic guidance and support to affiliate life sciences and engineering companies, is keeping its backups running smoothly and on time after switching from NetApp storage solutions to Tintri....(read more)

Investing in Artificial Intelligence; A Key Trend for Investors and CIOs in 2017 and Beyond - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:58, a global news source covering leading sectors including Artificial Intelligence (AI) reports on investing trends in AI in 2017 and moving forward into a future where AI will be a must-have for tech companies....(read more)

Veeam Achieves Record $827 Million in Total Bookings for 2017, on Path to be a Billion-Dollar Software Company - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 10:26
Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced results from its most successful year in the company's decade-long history. Veeam has surpassed expectations by achieving $827M in total bookings revenue in 2017, an increase of 36 percent year-over-year. Such consistent growth can be attributed in part to the company's continued innovation, enabling enterprises of all sizes to make Veeam their defacto platform for ensuring availability of virtual, cloud and physical workloads. ...(read more)

WinMagic Research Finds Cloud Workloads at Risk From Security, Management and Compliance Failings - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:44
New research from WinMagic released today has found that security, management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously. ...(read more)

Veritas 2018 Predictions: Data Management Will Rock IT - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:04
As data volumes continue to explode and the importance of a cloud strategy grows alongside, CIOs and IT decision makers have some incredible tasks to navigate through in the year ahead. Here's my list of top priorities and predictions for 2018, and recommendations on how organizations can successfully navigate through them. ...(read more)

Thales eSecurity 2018 Predictions: Both Established and Digitally Transformative Technologies will Increase Need for Data Security - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:56
In 2018, I believe microservices and unikernels will be key technology platforms businesses adopt to deploy their workloads; concurrently, we will continue to see increased use of cloud technologies. But as the world becomes more digitized, there's a greater need to safeguard against unauthorized access and data breaches, defend against unauthorized code, protect customer data, ensure authenticity of connected components, and ensure security compliance. No matter which technology system or environment a business leverages, security is key to ensuring its data doesn't get compromised. ...(read more)

DataTorrent 2018 Predictions: Big Data Analytics Strategies Take a Speedy Turn - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:43
Data volume, velocity and variety increased in 2017 with the birth of new technologies such as sensors, smart devices, social platforms or autonomous vehicles, and it's expected to continue thriving throughout 2018. With a growing influx of data comes new business opportunities that's accessible to many, but the type of approach to harnessing and analyzing this data will impact how advantageous the insights extracted will be towards delivering value to each of the businesses. ...(read more)

Signal Sciences 2018 Predictions: Security Spend Will Shift from Infrastructure to Applications - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:32
In the new year, risk will continue to shift from infrastructure to the application layer. Web apps have evolved from providing a marketing and information channel ten years ago to being the primary way in which businesses interact with their customers. Now, the product itself is online, including all of its code and customer data-making web, cloud, and mobile apps a company's largest digital asset. That also makes those assets an increasingly appealing target for hackers. ...(read more)

Xero Americas 2018 Predictions: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Accounting in 2018 - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:25
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning offer limitless opportunities to not only continue the evolution of the accounting industry, but completely revolutionize it all over again. The rate of technological innovation will mean that the sector is likely to see more innovation in the next two to three years than it has experienced in the past decade....(read more)

Liquidware 2018 Predictions: The Year of "Pure DaaS" Emergence - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:20
There have been attempts at Virtual Desktops as a Service (DaaS) as early as 2010 from partners that sold VMware or Citrix desktops. VMware and Citrix quickly entered the game in the years that followed and now we're being fed DaaS/cloud-based desktops as the front and center marketing messaging from both organizations on a weekly basis. ...(read more)

Inflect 2018 Predictions: The Changing Face of Connectivity - 2018 Will Bring a New Era of Networking - Virtualization Information - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:16
Never before has our world relied on the internet more than it does today, and we're just scratching the surface. Internet infrastructure is, well, pick your favorite corporal analogy (apologies, I have a degree in biology)-the backbone, the heart and soul, the lifeblood of our digital economy and modern-day society. The hardware, software and network connections that make the internet work make our world work. This will become even more true as enterprises rely more on cloud computing; as IoT and edge computing take hold; and as wireless technologies such as 5G provide exponentially greater speed and access. Our reliance on the internet will only increase as technology expands into uncharted waters and our day-to-day lives become more entwined. ...(read more)