Security Discussion: Backup and Scripting

June 9, 2014
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VirtualizationBackup

During the last two Virtualization Security Podcasts, the panel discussed backups as well as scripting related to backups and in general. We went further to discuss the security implications surrounding backups, including whether or not a recovery is required when a site is hacked. The latter raises an important question: what constitutes a disaster that…

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DAS Is Dead; Long Live DAS!

June 6, 2014
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DataCenterVirtualization

In a play on the old saying “the king is dead; long live the king!” this post will opine about the current resurgence of locally attached storage in the data center.

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Out of the Cloud and Into the Fog: Cisco, Fog Computing, and the Internet of Things

June 5, 2014
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CloudComputing

We have all heard the hype that the cloud is the way forward in the twenty-first century, and I am sure you have heard the claim from cloud advocates that at some point 100% of computing will reside in the cloud. This seems logical, based on current trends and a quick glance over the announcements…

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Amazon Invites VMware Customers to the Party

June 4, 2014
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BusinessAgility

Amazon recently announced the new AWS Management Portal for VMware’s vCenter, which is detailed in this blog post. This is yet another step in Amazon’s quest to land more enterprise workloads in its industry-leading public cloud infrastructure. While Amazon continues to dominate public cloud workloads, VMware is a serious player in the private cloud space due…

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Recovery Lessons Learned from Storage Failure

June 3, 2014
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VirtualizationBackup

Recently, we experienced a fairly catastrophic SAN failure: we lost two drives of a RAID-5 array. Needless to say, recovery was time-consuming, but it also pointed out some general issues with many disaster recovery, business continuity, and general architectures involved with virtual environments. Luckily, we were able to start one of the drives, let the…

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Is OpenStack Dead?

June 2, 2014
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CloudComputing

Is OpenStack dead (or rapidly dying)? We ask this question from two perspectives. First, can any OpenStack-based offering be economically competitive with offerings from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and VMware? Second, can any consortium of vendors produce a viable public cloud offering in competition with vendors who own their own stack and can practice agile development and…

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