Archive | November, 2013

Review: Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt

November 22, 2013

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Review: Puppet vs. Chef vs. Ansible vs. Salt   Multi-page article. http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-center/review-puppet-vs-chef-vs-ansible-vs-salt-231308   Credit: Teerawut Punsorn The proliferation of virtualization coupled with the increasing power of industry-standard servers and the availability of cloud computing has led to a significant uptick in the number of servers that need to be managed within and without an organization. […]

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Transforming Business Transformation with Cloud and Agile Architecture

November 22, 2013

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Transforming Business Transformation with Cloud and Agile Architecture I had the distinct pleasure of attending Amazon Web Services’ re:Invent conference last week. AWS and 9,000 of their devoted followers, all drinking from the Amazon Cloud firehose. And while this heavily technical (and almost entirely male) crowd found Kinesis, WorkSpaces, and the new Postgres support to […]

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Red Hat Gears Up OpenShift PaaS

November 22, 2013

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Red Hat Gears Up OpenShift PaaS Red Hat is lowering the price and expanding the functionality of its hosted cloud platform-as-a-service offering. Two key elements are likely to drive enterprises toward cloud application deployment: features and price. This week, Red Hat is aiming to bolster its cloud position on both counts, as it offers lower […]

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For Rackspace, it’s not all about fanatical support anymore

November 22, 2013

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For Rackspace, it’s not all about fanatical support anymore Now Rackspace is positioning itself based on performance, not support. Which is a big shift for a company that’s touted fanatical support since it’s birth. Rackspace built its managed hosting and cloud businesses on its promise of “fanatical support” above and beyond what people could expect […]

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IBM Faces a Crisis In the Cloud

November 22, 2013

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IBM Faces a Crisis In the Cloud IBM (IBM) is having an identity crisis, and it sure is something to watch. You may have heard about Big Blue’s recent ad campaign that takes a dig at Amazon.com (AMZN). In its marketing material, IBM claims to power 270,000 more websites than Amazon, via its cloud computing […]

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Nutanix building elite squad of crack VMware designers

November 22, 2013

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Nutanix building elite squad of crack VMware designers ioControl – hybrid storage performance leadership VMware’s VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certification is one of the rarest and hardest to acquire: only 124 people have ever made it through the rigorous assessment process required to attain the qualification. About 50 VDCXs work for VMware. And now […]

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vCloud, OpenStack, Pets and Cattle

November 22, 2013

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vCloud, OpenStack, Pets and Cattle I keep bumping into discussions where people try to compare vCloud (Director) and OpenStack. The last one that caught my attention was an email from a colleague that went like: “We are in a competitive situation with OpenStack. Customer is currently using Amazon EC2….. They are looking at moving from […]

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Openstack vs. CloudStack A Tale of Two Conferences

November 11, 2013

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Openstack vs. CloudStack A Tale of Two Conferences OpenStack and CloudStack are open source software to create infrastructure as a service (IaaS) clouds. Both are under the Apache License, which allows creating derivative projects, and even close sourcing them as long as you maintain the copyright notices. They represent a new wave of open software, […]

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Canonical Debuts Ubuntu OpenStack Lab for Partners and ISVs

November 11, 2013

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Canonical Debuts Ubuntu OpenStack Lab for Partners and ISVs In a bid to make it easier than ever to integrate Ubuntu Linux into the OpenStack open source cloud ecosystem, Canonical has launched the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab with a slew of major channel partners including Cisco Systems (CSCO), Dell, Intel (INTC), IBM (IBM) and more. […]

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VMware, Mirantis Partner on OpenStack, Virtualization Integration

November 11, 2013

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VMware, Mirantis Partner on OpenStack, Virtualization Integration Mirantis, a top OpenStack consulting firm and integrator, is partnering closely with VMware (VMW). The two companies will connect the dots between OpenStack, vSphere Server and NSX. The VMware-Mirantis relationship once and for all shatters the myth that OpenStack is a replacement for VMware’s technology. OpenStack is an […]

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Red Hat’s PaaS Extended to OpenStack Cloud Development

November 11, 2013

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Red Hat’s PaaS Extended to OpenStack Cloud Development By Jeffrey Schwartz 11/08/2013 Red Hat this week at the OpenStack Foundation Summit in Hong Kong said its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software can now be deployed on OpenStack clouds. The move lets developers and IT pros use OpenStack infrastructure to create PaaS environments. “OpenStack is one of […]

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New PowerCLI Cmdlets for VSAN and vFlash Read Cache and how to install

November 11, 2013

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New PowerCLI Cmdlets for VSAN and vFlash Read Cache and how to install November 11, 2013 By Vladan SEGET Leave a Comment VMware Flings is awesome resource of small free software applications which enhances functionality of VMware products. Recently another free “Fling” has been released, which is actually a PowerShell module with PowerCLI cmdlets for […]

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vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack

November 11, 2013

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vCenter Web Client Plug-in for OpenStack Last week right before the start of the OpenStack Summit the Team OpenStack at VMware released a new version of the vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) based on the stable Havana release to the VMware and OpenStack communities. The new version of the appliance provides a relatively easy and […]

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