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Barb Goldworm March 2012
Discussions of IT optimization typically revolve around resource optimization, with the resources being hardware and software resources. Clearly, optimizing the infrastructure is critical to a well-managed environment and to getting the most value out of the hardware and software, both in and out of the datacenter. However, optimization should not stop with the infrastructure. Optimization of human resources — increasing productivity through automation — is an equally important part of the process.
IDG Myth Busters
Myth: Desktop Virtualization is just another workload
Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS
The increasing impact of tablets and smartphones, the Consumerization of IT, bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives, and the success of server virtualization, have all contributed to an increased interest in desktop virtualization. In fact, the influx of tablets at the executive levels of organizations (CFO, CEO, VP) has changed the conversation around desktop strategies, in many cases resulting in CIO-led initiatives including BYOD and rethinking the new "desktop." Our FOCUS research shows that 30-40% of organizations have now implemented some form of desktop virtualization, with another 30-40% in various planning stages. Desktop virtualization was rated the next highest virtualization priority after expansion of server virtualization...
IDG Myth Busters
Myth: For virtualization and cloud environments, the infrastructure doesn't matter.
The successful move towards cloud computing requires transformation of the data center to a more dynamic, agile, and scalable environment, placing increased demands on the underlying infrastructure. Unified infrastructure and management offer a more flexible yet less complex foundation, overcoming past pain points and helping to deliver agile IT services....
FOCUS Presentation - Barb Goldworm Jan 2012
A FOCUS Perspective on Private and Public Cloud Computing
The state of the industy for private and public cloud, cloud definitions, the road to private cloud, the cloud landscape, and recommendation next steps.
Workshop Description: The Road to Private Cloud
Description of the FOCUS workshops on Private Cloud transformation including the Road to Private Cloud, infrastructure optimization, virtualization management and automation, self-service provisioning, cloud stacks and more.
Available at Interop, selected public venues and onsite for Enterprise IT groups.
Workshop Description: Desktop Virtualization and Transformation
Description of the FOCUS workshops on Desktop Transformation including desktop and application virtualization, BYOD and consumerization of IT
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Barb Goldworm, President and chief analyst, FOCUS, LLC
January 25, 2012
Moving into 2012, as CIOs and IT management look beyond consolidation and basic server virtualization, top priorities include streamlining and optimizing IT operations. Building on the accomplishments of virtualization, organizations are looking at how to expand virtualization and its benefits and move toward private cloud. Interestingly, although over 90% of organizations have implemented server virtualization to some degree, only 25-35% of the total server population has been virtualized. If the benefits of virtualization are so strong, why is it that the percentage of servers that are virtualized is still so low?.....
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