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December 2017, Vol. 8, No. 10

ZeroStack private cloud management wins Innovation Award

This month's Network Innovation Award goes to ZeroStack and its Z-Block private cloud management software. The software gives enterprises all the tools they need to set up and oversee a private cloud, incorporating provisioning, resource management and monitoring. SearchNetworking spoke with ZeroStack's Steve Garrison, vice president of marketing and business development, and Kamesh Pemmaraju, vice president of products, to learn about the challenges enterprises face when evaluating a private cloud and the steps companies can take to make that migration easier. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Z-Block has been described by some as being a private cloud in a box. Is that an accurate representation? Steve Garrison: It is, but with an important caveat. We are a software company, and part of what we're trying to promote is the idea of the box, although it doesn't have to be physical. Z-Block isn't really a box; it's a construct. We've packaged our software in such a way it can sit on pretty much any new server ...

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