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vCloud Suite: Why is VMware Turning its Back on VM-based Licensing?

October 8, 2012
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Why is VMware turning its back on per-VM licensing with the release of the vCloud Suite bundles?

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Public Cloud Computing – Economics and Throats to Choke

September 25, 2012
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When it comes to public cloud computing services that old adage of "fast, cheap, or good - pick any two" certainly hold true. Amazon can offer you cheap, and since they own their stack, a rapid cycle time DevOps approach to support. But you are not going to get enterprise grade service level guarantees for…

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VMworld 2012: VMware joins OpenStack

August 27, 2012
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Some interesting news about VMWare was made public on Sunday 26th August - the day before VMWorld - that VMware joins OpenStack. This appears to be driven largely by the acquisition of Nicira - and the role that Nicira currently plays in the implementation of virtual networking in OpenStack.

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VMworld 2012: Important New Features in vSphere 5.1

August 27, 2012
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The vSphere 5.1 enhancements are more designed to better fit vSphere into the vCloud Suite as well as move the bar further on virtualizable workloads. vSphere 5.1 allows the virtualization of high performance graphics, real-time, HPC, and big data workloads.

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VMworld 2012: VMware Launches vCloud Director 5.1

August 27, 2012
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As a key part of the new vCloud Suite, vCloud Director 5.1 gets a bunch of new features, and takes on a new role. The new role is that vCD is built into the suite, and is the layer where the cross-cluster capabilities are implemented. Therefore vCD becomes much less of a Cloud Management solution,…

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Enter the FrankenCloud: Or Do we really care about the Hypervisor?

June 28, 2012
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There has been quite a lot of twitter traffic about the FrankenCloud recently: A cloud with more than one type of hypervisor underneath it. One example, is to build a cloud using Hyper-V three and vSphere, both managed through Microsoft System Center. Another example, is to build a cloud using Hyper-V, KVM, and vSphere all…

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News: Microsoft Launches New Azure Features, New Iaas Offering, and Performance Management Partnerships

June 7, 2012
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Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet right at the feet of Amazon and VMware. With this release Microsoft is bringing to the table its historical strengths in Windows, its on premise position with Windows systems and Windows applications, its ability to operate scale out data centers on a global basis, with a huge commitment to…

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Migrating to the Cloud: OpenStack or vCloud?

April 24, 2012
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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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OpenStack: What it is not….

April 20, 2012
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The OpenStack conference 2012 is full of OpenStack fans, aficionados, developers, and companies making a business using the ecosystem. However, I kept hearing that openstack was a replacement for VMware. So why is this even a possibility, and why did Rackspace and now HP build public clouds using this technology? The easy answer is to…

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