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VMworld U.S. Monday Review: Surrounded by Clouds

Aug 28, 2012
  • HA/DR
  • Cloud

By Henry Martinez, VP of Sales, Engineering

I’m at VMWorld in the beautiful city of San Francisco this week. I could have easily taken 10 more photos with "Cloud" in them but ran out of time. It seems appropriate to be talking so much about Cloud in a city as foggy as this one.

As VMWorld begins it’s clear the velocity at which virtualization is moving forward is creating momentum for Cloud technologies as well. As far as Cloud deployments are concerned — we've gone from buzz to brass-tacks. Companies are now seeing beyond the obvious financial benefits of Cloud-enabled datacenter consolidations.

Companies now envisioning different ways to sell XaaS (Anything as a Service) and clearly see how it can lower the cost of startup for new businesses. Innovations that fall into the XaaS construct improve efficiency, open doors that were previously closed to burgeoning entrepreneurs and generally stimulate the U.S. economy.

But, with every opportunity comes a risk. While Cloud-driven hardware consolidation fosters elevated levels of efficiency, it also places all of your computational eggs in one basket and increases the risks associated with a single point of failure. There were plenty of people coming to the Vision Solutions booth (#1235) today, with their own humility story that led them to implement High Availability and Disaster Recovery technology. Our solutions can give you the peace of mind you need when making this transition.

Remember, it doesn't matter where on the ground or in the Cloud you’re enabling your business infrastructure – it’s important to have the freedom to move it somewhere else in this new "digital atmosphere" at a moment’s notice without substantially increasing your exposure to risk.

That's what Vision Solutions does and why I love our product so much.  We make the business world more resilient so the people who depend on it don't have to worry so much.