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Multi-hypervisor environments: Worth the work?
Are multi-hypervisor environments the right solution to virtualization oligarchy? Enterprise organizations considering the multi-hypervisor approach say they're looking to avoid vendor lock-in and take their workloads mobile. But it's a strategy that CIOs should approach with a certain measure of caution due to the possibility of adding unnecessary complexities.
In this issue of CIO Decisions e-zine, Features Writer Karen Goulart breaks down the benefits, and also drawbacks, of a multi-hypervisor approach. In addition, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski looks at publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Agile strategy, and explains how Ancestry.com is utilizing Hadoop to breathe new life into its online offerings. Also, we look at the rising specter of cyberthreats in the boardroom, why PaaS is anything but passé and how one CTO is generating big business value from big data.
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Features in this issue
There are potential benefits to running a multi-hypervisor environment but are they worth the management challenges?
CIOs are warming up to PaaS solutions, Tech Target's latest Cloud Pulse Survey shows. Former CIO and current CTO Mario Cruz is a convert.
Board members are seeking out CIOs' and CISOs' advice on cybercrime as it creeps into their proprietary domain: revenue and investor perception.
News in this issue
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's CIO counts on the benefits of an Agile methodology to help the publisher bring educational content into the digital age.
Ancestry.com tackles DNA testing with the help of the Hadoop framework, and discovers that moving to big data technologies takes time and teamwork.
Columns in this issue
An enterprise virtualization vendor strategy is loaded with complexity, ranging from hypervisors to tools that manage the entire virtualization stack.