Terraform makes it extremely easy to deploy vm instances on multiple providers like CloudStack, OpenStack, AWS, Azure and more by describi..
Azure RemoteApp is a nice progression to RemoteApp and it has come out of beta this month. RemoteApp enables you to make programs that are..
My beginning like most started with VMware virtualization. Back then the enterprise was a baby and I was painfully trying the feed it..
This is a question that came up which made me wonder why does the enterprise really need an open source cloud platforms like Openstack, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, etc. What I tend to hear is that our IT needs to be more like AWS, Rackspace or Azure but what does that really mean? When I dissect that response here is what I think about the open source cloud platform question in the enterprise. I make these statements purely from my experience and by defining the “enterprise” as the internal organizations of a business.
Now I don’t think I have to say that this came from someone employed at a certain company that starts with an “S” and ends with an “E”. I have nothing against the company or this person that sent the email because I understand where that persons motives are. But don’t try to sell me on something because two big influential companies are potentially playing a game for children.
After watching the keynote for WWDC today something came to mind. It was of a commercial but it took awhile for me to actually remember what it was about. All I could remember was that it pleased the adult and the kid in a person. I thought about it because of how excited I felt after seeing some of the things announced by Apple that dealt with OS X Mavericks and IOS7 which made me feel like a kid in a candy store!
This week Microsoft announced their new IaaS pricing and a couple changes stand out.
One feature with any good virtualization solution should have the ability to make your VMs mobile. With VMware the feature is called vMotion and with Hyper-V it’s Live Migration. When your just using the Hyper-V manager and you need to do a live migration from one system to the next you would have to log into the actual host (hyper-v server) that’s running the VM that you wanted to move.
Just in time for Christmas and the New Year the long awaited SP1 for System Center 2012 is available. At least to those of us on Technet and MSDN. I’m a bit late on sending this out since it’s been available on Technet since the 20th of December. It boggled my mind that Microsoft would release their flag-ship operating systems Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 without there being a supported means of managing them. The management piece is just as important as the operating system for an enterprise.
In Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming, you get to finally have nic teaming functionality built in. The built-in NIC teaming is extremely easy to configure, set and manage. Another important point to make here is that it also supports multiple vendors in the same NIC team.