Archive | August, 2013

VMworld 2013: Rackspace Thought Leaders Talk Open Source, DevOps And More – The Official Rackspace Blog

August 29, 2013

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VMworld 2013: Rackspace Thought Leaders Talk Open Source, DevOps And More This week, we touched down in San Francisco for four days of wall-to-wall coverage on virtualization and the cloud at VMworld 2013. The 10th anniversary of VMware’s annual user conference brought in more than 22,000 attendees, from developers and architects, to evangelists and business […]

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OpenStack design tenets · Linux2Go

August 29, 2013

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OpenStack design tenets Before OpenStack even had a name, it had its basic design tenets. The wiki history reveals that Rick wrote these down as early as May 2010, two months before OpenStack was officially launched. Let’s take a look at them: Scalability and elasticity are our main goals Any feature that limits our main […]

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VMworld 2013- Marriage of ESX and OpenStack at Paypal VSVC4994 – Virtualized Geek

August 29, 2013

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VMworld 2013- Marriage of ESX and OpenStack at Paypal VSVC4994 Presenter: Scott Carlson, PayPal I’ve been really excited about this session because of all of the fuss caused by the miss-announced release that Paypal was abandoning VMware for OpenStack. Scott is a Sr. Engineer at Paypal responsible for rolling out their internal Cloud, which runs […]

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CIO Engage: Beyond Chef and Puppet: Ubuntu Juju | CSC Engage Public Community

August 28, 2013

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Beyond Chef and Puppet: Ubuntu Juju Chef and Puppet are great Development/Operations (DevOps) cloud programs. But say you want something even easier, at an even higher level, to set up and manage your cloud. Is there such a program? Well, yes, yes there is: Canonical, best known for Ubuntu Linux, is trying to make the […]

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The Next Paradigm Shift: Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) gets ready to rumble

August 28, 2013

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The Next Paradigm Shift: Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) gets ready to rumble True Innovators are not easy to find. In fact, people who build next-generation innovations and succeed are certifiably rare. Repeat successes with these innovations are rarer still. Hatricks are legendary. Anything beyond is best relegated to a rarefied stratospheric atmosphere and dismissed as fiction. […]

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Puppet Labs Automation Solution Featured in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service : VMblog.com – Virtualization News and Information for Everyone

August 28, 2013

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Puppet Labs Automation Solution Featured in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service : VMblog.com – Virtualization News and Information for Everyone Today, at VMworld® 2013, Puppet Labs, a leading provider of IT automation software for system administrators, announced Puppet Labs’ technologies is used for the configuration management of VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™, to deliver the agility, scalability […]

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OpenStack Swift & many small files

August 28, 2013

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OpenStack Swift & many small files At Spil Games we have been running Swift for more than two years now and are hosting over 400 million files with an average file size of about 50 KB per object. We have a replica count of three so there are 1.2 billion files to be stored on […]

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Are You Taking Emerging Markets Seriously?

August 27, 2013

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Are You Taking Emerging Markets Seriously? The more I think about emerging markets, the more the term “emerging” seems a misnomer. When I hear countries and regions described as “emerging”, I have a vision of them as hunched creatures shuffling out of a dark hole somewhere, blinking in the bright sunlight as smiling Western nations […]

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Citrix XenDesktop Monitor Service – What is available?

August 27, 2013

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XenDesktop 7 Monitor Service – What Data is Available? In this post, I’ll go over what data can be retrieved using the Monitor Service, a quick overview of what the URL’s are and some examples of basic data access using a browser. The Monitor Service OData API includes quite a bit of data. Most of […]

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QLogic Tightens VMware Integration with New Drivers, Cloud Service

August 27, 2013

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QLogic Tightens VMware Integration with New Drivers, Cloud Service Fibre Channel vendor QLogic is attending this week’s VMworld 2013 conference to show off new inbox drivers for its FlexSuite and FabricCache adapters, along with a web-based version of the QConvergeConsole Plug-in for vCenter Server. The drivers reduce installation time by eliminating the need for a […]

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10gen Is Now MongoDB To Reflect Focus On NoSQL Database

August 27, 2013

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10gen Is Now MongoDB To Reflect Focus On NoSQL Database 10gen is changing its name to MongoDB, the NoSQL technology that it developed and supports. The company said in an announcement of the news that the name unifies the open-source database project with the company behind it. The change is effective immediately. MongoDB is a […]

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VMworld 2013 – Day 2 Recap

August 27, 2013

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VMworld 2013 – Day 2 Recap Tuesday’s general session was focused on giving a little more of a deep-dive on a few big items – VMware NSX, VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC, pronounced vee-cake), VMware VSAN, and VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. Since we covered the high points on these yesterday, I’ll spare you the repetition. […]

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VMware Is Starting To Make Some Of Its Partners Nervous

August 27, 2013

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VMware Is Starting To Make Some Of Its Partners Nervous VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger (center) VMworld is rolling onward in San Francisco this week, a behemoth event that should be a great opportunity for VMware to fire up developers, partners and customers among the 20,000 attendees. But it seems to have spread some discord instead, […]

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XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide is available now!

August 27, 2013

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XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide is available now! We are pleased to announce the availability of the Citrix Solutions Lab 5000-user XenDesktop 7 on vSphere Validated Design Guide. Yes, you read that right, XenDesktop on vSphere. XenDesktop is also known to many vSphere customers as the best VDI solution for vSphere, and this […]

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VMworld 2013 Day 1 Keynote – blog.scottlowe.org

August 26, 2013

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VMworld 2013 Day 1 Keynote This is a liveblog of the day 1 keynote for VMworld 2013. Depending on network connectivity, this might not get published until after the keynote is finished. The keynote starts, as usual, with a snazzy marketing video. After the video wraps up, Robin Matlock takes the stage. Robin invites some […]

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