Archive | October, 2013

IBM SoftLayer & Cloudera Bring Big Data To Bare Metal Cloud Platform

October 31, 2013

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BM owned SoftLayer in collaboration with big data service provider Cloudera has introduced a multi-server SoftLayer infrastructure system that is capable of running the Cloudera platform to enable on-demand Apache Hadoop deployments in the cloud. Cloudera’s Hadoop solution is usually installed on-site onto bare metal servers. While still installed on bare metal servers, this new on-demand system is designed for […]

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The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Vision

October 29, 2013

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TECH INSIGHT The Seagate Kinetic Open Storage Vision The World of Storage Has Changed: Data Types, Access Models, Demand and Use Cases Over the past decade, the explosive growth of large-scale, data-driven applications has begun to shift the nature of enterprise storage infrastructure fundamentally. The traditional paradigm of hardware-centric, file-based systems is moving aside to […]

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VMware NSX Product Walkthrough and details from the UI – ESX Virtualization

October 29, 2013

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VMware NSX Product Walkthrough and details from the UI I have already reported on new website for vSphere 5.5 Online demos. This time, there is a new addition by NSX team. They put in place new section which shows you the all the components and configuration steps for NSX. The Walkthrough is accessible on http://vmwarewalkthroughs.com/NSX/. […]

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With Havana Release, OpenStack Adds Enterprise Features

October 17, 2013

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With Havana Release, OpenStack Adds Enterprise Features October 17th, 2013 By: Jason Verge The OpenStack Foundation today announced the release of Havana, the eighth version of the open source cloud platform. The OpenStack Foundation today announced the release of Havana, the eighth version of the open source cloud platform. Havana provides a step forward in […]

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Hadoop 2 stampedes onto world’s mega compute clusters

October 17, 2013

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Hadoop 2 stampedes onto world’s mega compute clusters Email delivery: 4 steps to get more email to the inbox The Apache Software Foundation has branded the data analytics Hadoop platform with version 2 and sent the Elephant-logoed system stampeding out into the wild. The second version of the open-source technology comes with a refreshed compute […]

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OpenStack Havana Updates Cloud Networking

October 15, 2013

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OpenStack Havana Updates Cloud Networking The open source OpenStack cloud platform is getting a major new infusion of networking features. The OpenStack Havana release, set to officially debut on Thursday, October 17th, will enable a new generation of security and load balancing-as-a-service capabilities. OpenStack has always included networking capabilities, though initially those capabilities were somewhat […]

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Post #200 reached!

October 15, 2013

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I wanted to thank everyone who is following my blog as I have just reached the 200th post in the last 7 months. On average that works out to be 28 posts per month. I spend time each day re-aggregating my news feeds to post things (in my opinion) are important to my daily interested […]

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What’s new in VMware Horizon View 5.3

October 15, 2013

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What’s new in VMware Horizon View 5.3 VMware just announced VMware Horizon View 5.3 and it includes a significant number of new or improved features. So what’s new in VMware Horizon View 5.3. vSAN for VMware Horizon View As of version 5.3 VMware includes vSAN for Horizon View desktops in the Horizon Suite. vSAN reduces […]

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VMware acquires Desktone, makes network virtualization generally available

October 15, 2013

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VMware acquires Desktone, makes network virtualization generally available VMware continues to push its plan to virtualize the whole data center, with the general availability of its network virtualization platform, and desktops too with the acquisition of desktop-as-a service company Desktone. Less than two months after VMworld in San Francisco, VMware has gathered users and partners […]

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Puppet Labs Announces Enhanced Integration with VMware vCloud™ Automation Center™ 6.0

October 15, 2013

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Puppet Labs Announces Enhanced Integration with VMware vCloud™ Automation Center™ 6.0 Puppet Labs and VMware partner to accelerate application delivery through software-defined infrastructure Barcelona, Spain – October 15, 2013 – Today at VMworld® 2013 Europe, Puppet Labs, a leading provider of IT automation software, announced enhanced integration with the newly released VMware vCloud™ Automation Center™ […]

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Why we developed StackOps Portal

October 15, 2013

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Why we developed StackOps Portal One question that I often get asked is why we developed Stackops Portal from scratch to replace Horizon as an OpenStack visual web management tool. There is no single answer, there is a whole set of them and it’s best to start at the beginning, I think: During 2012 with […]

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F5 Joins OpenStack Community

October 15, 2013

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F5 Joins OpenStack Community F5’s participation to expand customers’ cloud deployment choices October 15, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS F5 is an official Corporate Sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation. By providing direct support for the OpenStack cloud platform and technical community, F5 is helping broaden the range of choices for customers implementing private and public clouds. F5’s […]

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VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-A-Glance

October 10, 2013

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VMware or Microsoft? Comparing vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V At-A-Glance UPDATES: Based on strong feedback from the community, I’ve made the following updates to this article … Added new rows for VDI management, Disk Footprint and 4K Disk Support. Added ability to Download this technical comparison article as a Whitepaper for reviewing […]

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Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage

October 8, 2013

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Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage Tintri Sets a New Bar in Storage: Tintri announced the next generation Tintri VMstore T600 series that has the capability to support twice the number of virtual machines per system when compared to the previous generations. In addition to the new T600 series, Tintri also announced the new […]

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VMware Virtual SAN Design & Sizing Guide available

October 8, 2013

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Originally posted on UP2V:
Cormac Hogan of VMware wrote a 30-pages document titled “Virtual SAN Design & Sizing Guide”. The document is designed to assist customers with sizing decisions when deploying VSAN clusters. It should be used in conjunction with other official VMware collateral related to VSAN, such as the VSAN documentation from VMware Technical…

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