Creation of VMs from a golden image can be automated, but the requirements are not easy to discover.
Ethernet remains the dominant network protocol because of its low-cost scalability.
Much work has been invested in software-defined networks that allow enterprises to define the paths of network traffic using software.
Driven by fundamental changes in the economics, scalability, flexibility, and speed of implementation for computing, the cloud has started a transformation that will take place over a decade or more, not months or years.
A commenter on my Forbes.com JargonSpy column this week (How to Fix Apps Marketplaces) made a creative suggestion about monitoring the use of applications that points in many interesting directions that have been on my mind. Brent Frei said in a comment to the post:
Compared to most domains of IT, cyber security is a jungle of overlapping offerings. It is not easy to understand each product or how many products one might need.
Despite the overwhelming importance of data to business, too little attention is paid to benchmarks that demonstrate which databases and architectures are fastest.