The Virtualization and Cloud Efficiency Myth

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The Virtualization and Cloud Efficiency Myth

By allowing administrators to partition up underutilized physical servers into ‘virtual’ machines, they could increase utilization and free up capital.  Unfortunately that hasn’t happened for the most part.   It’s a poorly held secret that server utilization in enterprise datacenters is much lower than most people think as virtualization reaches saturation with about 75% of x86 servers now virtualized.  

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Is Cloud an "Enabler" or "Dis-abler" for Disaster Recovery?

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Is Cloud an "Enabler" or "Dis-abler" for Disaster Recovery?

While most people working for cloud providers (I used to work at one) will tell you that Disaster Recovery is a great use case for cloud, our panelists weren't so sure. The feeling in the room is that utilizing cloud environment in addition to traditional on premise environments created a bunch of operational complexity and it was safer to keep both production and DR in-house.

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How Carly Fiorina' s Mistake Put Me on a Path to Entrepreneurship

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How Carly Fiorina' s Mistake Put Me on a Path to Entrepreneurship

None of this would have happened if Carly hadn’t made a mistake in firing all those HP salespeople and I hadn’t taken a risk.

Although successful with these large companies, something was always missing. I yearned to be able to create something on my own, and I’ve just taken an even bigger risk. After 12 years of planning, I left Rackspace in January to join the ranks of the entrepreneurs (or unemployed as some like to call us).

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