Mar2016

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, Part 2a

In part one of Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, we discussed the basic software costs for a virtualized data center based on VMware vSphere 6.0, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, and Red Hat. …
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Feb2016

The Race to Own Orchestration

There are a number of companies that are in a race to own the enterprise landscape when it comes to infrastructure automation and development pipelines (aka continuous integration and continuous deployment). What is unfolding here is very similar to what …
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Nov2015

Orchestration in the 21st Century Data Centers

Orchestration in the 21st Century Data Centers. Automation has evolved from its humble beginnings as a local basic scheduler to kick off scripts and tasks to enterprise level tool that is used in most if not all the different and unique silos that encompasses Corporate I.T. In this post, I am going to focus on some of the different kinds of automation engines that are is use. This post will not even begin to touch on all of the different products and solutions that are out there and I will definitely not even begin to say that there is any right way or tool but would like to go on record that, in my humble opinion, there is one main wrong answer with automation and that wrong answer would be to be completely dependent on any one solution or product itself.