Archive | December, 2013

It’s a CLUSTER-PLUCK: Nutanix uses MapReduce to polish performance

December 21, 2013

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It’s a CLUSTER-PLUCK: Nutanix uses MapReduce to polish performance Analysis Converged server-system startup Nutanix, which sells all of its products through the channel, says hypervisors are the virtual sheet metal of the commodity server game. You won’t need separate storage arrays, instead you can get a storage pool across many servers by virtualising their directly […]

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The Top Ten DevOps “Operational Requirements”

December 21, 2013

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THE TOP TEN DEVOPS “OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS” One of the key tenets in DevOps is to involve the Operations teams in the full software development life cycle (SDLC) and in particular to ensure that “operational requirements” (“OR’s”, formerly known as “non-functional requirements”, “NFR’s”) are incorporated into the design&build phases. In order to make your life easier […]

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How To Install vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 – Part 1 – Identity Appliance

December 17, 2013

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Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator Service (MS DTC) enabled on all SQL nodes in the system There’s already some good blog posts out there, but none that are all inclusive. vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) 6.0 does not currently offer an automated migration path from vCAC 5.x or earlier versions. An automated migration path from vCAC 5.2 […]

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Installing The vSphere OpenStack Virtual Appliance (VOVA) On Your Laptop, Part 2

December 17, 2013

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INSTALLING THE VSPHERE OPENSTACK VIRTUAL APPLIANCE (VOVA) ON YOUR LAPTOP, PART 2 (Diagram by Rawlinson Rivera from VMware) Introduction In part 1 of this short series, I walked though setting up a vSphere environment, including ESXi and vCenter, using VMware Fusion. In part 2, I will walk through deploying VOVA and using vSphere with OpenStack. […]

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Rackspace Announces New DevOps Automation Service to Increase Speed and Agility for Software Developers and IT

December 17, 2013

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Rackspace Announces New DevOps Automation Service to Increase Speed and Agility for Software Developers and IT Rackspace® Hosting (NYSE: RAX), the open cloud company, today announced it is extending its Fanatical Support® to help customers automate their cloud infrastructure with a new managed support service for DevOps tools. The new DevOps Automation Service will help […]

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Cleversafe Announces New ClevOS 3.1 Features and Slicestor Tiered Storage and Caching Solutions

December 17, 2013

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Cleversafe Announces New ClevOS 3.1 Features and Slicestor Tiered Storage and Caching Solutions December 16th, 2013 by Josh Linden Cleversafe has announced that it is introducing updates to its ClevOS dispersed object-based storage software alongside new Slicestor devices now available that can leverage ClevOS’s new Cache Vault feature. ClevOS manages object storage at petabyte and […]

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VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Released

December 12, 2013

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VMware vCloud Automation Center 6.0 Released VMware released vCloud Automation Center 6.0 at December 10 2013. Release notes are here download here documentation here What is new Unified Service Catalog for Infrastructure, Desktop, and Application Services In addition to its support for heterogeneous infrastructure, vCloud Automation Center now offers a single catalog for publishing and […]

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Benchmarking and scaling OpenStack in the enterprise

December 12, 2013

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Benchmarking and scaling OpenStack in the enterprise OpenStack has become increasingly important to enterprises of all sizes as its reach extends beyond Web 2.0/SaaS companies, such as Workday, Webex and PayPal. OpenStack is now a major element of both enterprise cloud computing and broader cloud initiatives, such as the new IBM Federal Cloud Innovation Center […]

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VMware VSAN creating buzz around hyperconverged infrastructure

December 12, 2013

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VMware VSAN creating buzz around hyperconverged infrastructure VMware’s release of the first beta of its VSAN virtualization software for server-based flash storage and disks is creating a surge of interest in hyperconverged infrastructure, writes Consultant and Wikibon Analyst Scott Lowe in “VMware VSAN vs the Simplicity of Hyperconvergence”. Although not itself a hyperconverged system, VSAN […]

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Winner: Best hybrid flash storage product

December 12, 2013

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Winner: Best hybrid flash storage product Best hybrid flash storage product winner: Nimble Storage CS-Series Array Finding a single storage solution that can provide good performance and capacity for a wide variety of workloads is easier said than done, but Modern Infrastructure readers report that iSCSI Nimble Storage CS-Series arrays have been a great addition […]

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CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

December 12, 2013

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CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and networking configurations, and to set up a private cloud for internal use. Apache […]

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Red Hat Announces Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta

December 12, 2013

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Red Hat Announces Availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Beta Today marks an exciting milestone for Red Hat as we share news of the beta availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. Since its introduction more than a decade ago, Red Hat Enterprise Linux has become the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, and it […]

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Enterprise disks: worth the money?

December 4, 2013

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Enterprise disks: worth the money? The enterprising folks at Backblaze continue to surprise. In a blog post released this morning Backblaze talks about their experience with enterprise drives. Annual Failure Rate or AFR is the preferred metric for measuring drive life. Unlike MTBF’s it is easy to measure and is readily translatable into expected behavior. […]

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Red Hat is OpenShifting into the cloud

December 4, 2013

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Red Hat is OpenShifting into the cloud Two years ago, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst told me that by 2016, Red Hat’s biggest rival would be VMware. Why VMware instead of Microsoft or Oracle, its traditional enemies? Whitehurst saw Red Hat’s future not in operating systems but in the clouds as a Platform as a […]

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2013 DevOps retro round-up: Agile development meets cloud computing

December 4, 2013

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2013 DevOps retro round-up: Agile development meets cloud computing Cloud computing has really made it’s mark on the industry. In addition to improving the agility influence on the communication and collaboration between developers and IT operations with the DevOps model cloud-technology has lowered costs, changed the enterprise, and given everyone a lot to think about. […]

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