Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing focuses upon how to construct, secure, manage, monitor and use public IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS clouds. Major areas of focus include barriers to cloud adoption, progress on the part of cloud vendors in removing those barriers, where the line of responsibility is drawn between the cloud vendor and the customer for each of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS clouds,|as well as the management tools that are essential to deploy in the cloud, ensure security in the cloud and ensure the performance of applications running in the cloud. Covered vendors include Amazon, VMware, AFORE, CloudSidekick, CloudPhysics, ElasticBox, Hotlink, New Relic, Prelert, Puppet Labs and Virtustream.

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Offering Cloud Services: Why is it so Limited?

May 8, 2012
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CloudComputing

There are many SaaS and Security SaaS cloud services out there, but they all lack one thing: full visibility. Why do these cloud offerings limit the ability to perform compliance auditing, forensics, and basic auditing against an organizations data retention, protection, and other necessary policies? Why not just grant the "right to audit", or better…

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Desktone v5 angling to hook Service Providers from Citrix’s FlexCast

May 3, 2012
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Desktone have architected a platform to allow resellers and service providers to deliver and support heterogeneous end user-environments. With a Desktone v5.0 platform, it is possible to deliver a hybrid desktop environment, manage multiple datacentres and utilise a set of APIs. For service providers and resellers alike, Desktone is offering a platform that can be…

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News: VMTurbo Delivers End-To-End Automated Service Assurance

May 2, 2012
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VMTurbo has delivered end-to-end automated service assurance by supporting application delivery controllers and supporting data from APM solutions. VMTurbo does this by integrating with both Application Delivery Controllers (Load Balancers) and Application Performance Management solutions.

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Will access to VMware’s source code change the hypervisor threat landscape?

May 1, 2012
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Many of the virtualization security people I have talked to are waiting patiently for the next drop of leaked VMware hypervisor code. But the real question in many a mind is whether or not this changes the the threat landscape and raises the risk unacceptably. So let's look at the current hypervisor threat landscape within…

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News: Piston Cloud does CloudFoundry on OpenStack

May 1, 2012
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CloudComputing

We asked OpenStack recently whether they were going to do PaaS, they said that this was happening in the community around them, and today we have an announcement of one way of doing it: with VMware's Open Source CloudFoundry.

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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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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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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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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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