OpenStack – Is it now Safe to Get Involved?

April 30, 2012
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The OpenStack Governance Model is changing to remove the dominance of Rackspace by establishing an independent foundation. We were very critical of the old model, so we spoke to Rackspace to understand what was happening.

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On Premise vs. Monitoring as a Service – Considerations and Tradeoffs

April 27, 2012
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PerformanceManagement

Monitoring as a Service is an attractive option for rapidly bringing up infrastructure and application monitoring and not having to manage the back end of the monitoring system.

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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

April 27, 2012
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News: VMware Acquires Cetas for Big Data Analytics

By making access to big data analytics easier and cheaper, VMware is in a position to transform its approach to producing and analyzing management data.

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Ecosystems for Both VMware and Microsoft Hypervisors

April 26, 2012
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DataCenterVirtualization

Since the start of the Windows 8 Public Beta, there has been a great deal of discussions and comparisons galore. There have been points made that Microsoft Hyper-V will be good enough to draw good consideration in companies looking to the future. For me personally, feature comparison was not my first consideration. One measurement that…

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What is Considered Too Big for Virtualization?

April 25, 2012
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CloudComputing

A customer recently asked me, can we virtualize our Tier 1 App that receives 7Billion requests per day? My initial response was, on how many servers? Their answer was 15. This is quite a shocking set of numbers to consider. Add into this numbers such as 150K sessions per second, the need for a firewall,…

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Migrating to the Cloud: OpenStack or vCloud?

April 24, 2012
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CloudComputing

We, here at The Virtualization Practice, are getting ready to have a cloud presence. Since we 'eat our own dogfood' with a 100% Virtual Environment, we are gearing up to move some of those workloads into a hybrid cloud. We already use some cloud resources, but now is the time to look at other workloads.…

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