Back When It Was “PC Anywhere” Thinking back to the 90s as the Internet was learning to crawl, it’s amusing how easy it was to expose a computer on the Internet to the World. If you were lucky enough to have an Ethernet connection in your dorm room or office, your PC could be reached…

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Installing and configuring multi-node systems are common enterprise tasks that can require a tremendous amount of time and resources. As technology continues to evolve, so will the need to effectively deploy and manage these systems. Chef and CloudBolt work together to simplify the installation, configuration, and ongoing compliance, greatly increasing the scalability and stability of…

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GKE Cluster Blueprint: Provision Kubernetes Cluster With Ease Containers are a rapidly-developing space in IT provisioning that take advantage of their lightweight nature to optimize resource usage and speed up deployment. However, containers also come with new challenges to keep them organized, connected, and stable, that traditional VM management tools can not always address. Many…

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History of Technology: From Mainframe to Hybrid Cloud [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] From Mainframe to Hybrid Cloud For Tech’s Future, the Only Constant is Change Computing infrastructure has come a long way in the last 50 years and the rate of change continues to rise. In order to inform our view of where infrastructure and computing platforms are…

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Today, Cisco announced its intent to acquire CliQr, for a reported $260M. This acquisition validates the importance that Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) play in enterprise IT shops, forming the foundation of a hybrid cloud strategy. What prompted this move on CliQr’s part?

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TL;DR Like many others, I used to believe Cloud was just a computer somewhere else. I’ve since come to the realization that Cloud is an application that abstracts and virtualizes the operational details of the servers, software, networks and storage required to deploy modern Internet-based applications. If Enterprise IT is to survive the onslaught of…

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Want to get a text message when your VM is provisioned?  Want to have a Google doc updated anytime somebody provisions a new VM?  Want to be silly and have your stereo play “Die, Die My Darling” every time one of your VMs is deleted?  It’s easy with the power of WebHooks and CloudBolt!

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Stuck in the Past The original computers were relatively dumb, single-purpose machines.  Logic was hard-wired into the circuitry, and the devices were designed for a single task – arithmetic, decryption, tabulation, etc.  Today the idea of having to use separate devices for every application or task would seem ludicrous, yet that’s essentially how networks still…

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A Brief History of The Complexity of Technology: Then and Now I love the history of technology.  My favorite place in Silicon Valley is the Computer History Museum.  It’s a living timeline of computing technology, where each of us can find the point when we first joined the party.  It’s great to learn about technology…

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If you’re an IT administrator, there are good and bad ways to offer cloud services to your end users.  Get it right and your customers purr contentedly.  Get it wrong and you get a claw to the face.  Here’s what to watch for. 1.   Taking Too Long (“Where the @%#$’s my server?”)

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CloudBolt Software today announced that the company has been selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America winner. The Red Herring Top 100 North America recognizes leading private companies in North America, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.“CloudBolt is on a major growth trajectory—recording consistent year-over-year revenue growth since its…

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We get the question all the time… “Can CloudBolt move my VMs from my private cloud to Amazon… or from Amazon to Azure?” The answer is the same. “Sure, but how much time do you have?” Cloud-based infrastructures are revolutionizing how enterprises design and deploy workloads, enabling customers to better mange costs across a variety of…

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Why CloudBolt is Important When Adopting OpenStack “If I’m moving to OpenStack, why do I need a Cloud Manager like CloudBolt C2?” As organizations look to extend their footprints beyond the traditional virtualization infrastructure providers (read: VMware), we hear questions like this both more frequently, and with more fervor. It’s a good question. At face…

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(Originally posted in the In-Q-Tel Quarterly) The cloud-enabled enterprise fundamentally changes how personnel interact with IT. Users are more effective and efficient when they are granted on-demand access to resources, but these changes also alter the technical skill-sets that IT organizations need to effectively support, maintain, and advance their offerings to end users. Often, these changes are…

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