NVIDIA Launches GRID 2.0 Architecture for Virtual Server Platforms

Data Center Knowledge

NVIDIA's new architecture lends support for Linux and doubles the number of users per GPU server that can be supported. Enterprise VirtualizationRead More.

What’s Free At Linux Academy June 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Each month we will kick off our community content with a live study group allowing members of the Linux Academy community to come together and share their insights in order to learn from one another. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

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Free Cloud Courses at Linux Academy — July 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students can develop their Linux and Cloud skills even further. Members of the Linux Academy community come together and share their insights and questions. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for details!

What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Are you a non-technical person just wanting to know what this “Linux” thing is?

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — May 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. Linux Study Group in May. Linux Academy Community Edition free

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Introducing Google Cloud Hands-On Labs by Linux Academy

Linux Academy

Linux Academy is the industry-leading hands-on lab cloud training platform with unique hands-on labs that are not found anywhere else. Linux Academy’s Google Cloud Hands-On labs deploy real-world scenarios, a real Google Cloud environment for you to learn in, solution videos, a written guide, and an architecture diagram. When you deploy these labs, you are working in a real Google Cloud environment provided to you at no additional cost by Linux Academy.

Gaining Server Storage I/O Insight into Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Storage IO Blog

lightweight Nano, full data center with desktop interface, on-premise, bare metal, virtualized (Hyper-V, VMware, etc) as well as cloud). While Microsoft Windows Server recently celebrated its 20th birthday (or anniversary), a lot has changed as well as evolved.

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Pluggable Databases Vs. Database Virtualization. Take virtualization -- as applied to servers.   A second camp decided to add server virtualization features to their existing operating systems. To see a comparison of database virtualization technologies check out.

A Brief Introduction to Linux Containers with LXC

Scott Lowe

In this post, I’m going to provide a brief introduction to working with Linux containers via LXC. Both full machine virtualization and containers have their advantages and disadvantages. The default is “veth”; this uses virtual Ethernet pairs. (If

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IDF 2014: Bare Metal, Docker Containers, and Virtualization

Scott Lowe

This is a live blog of session DATS004, titled “Bare-Metal, Docker Containers, and Virtualization: The Growing Choices for Cloud Applications.” Weaver includes a discussion of the drivers behind virtualization as well as the pros and cons of virtualization. This includes cgroups (the ability to control resource allocation/utilization), which is built into the Linux kernel. There is a Docker daemon that runs on Linux; the Docker client can be run elsewhere.

Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources

Storage IO Blog

Need to learn more about Microsoft Azure Cloud Software Defined Data Infrastructure topics including reference architecture among other resources for various application workloads? Microsoft Azure has an architecture and resources page (here) that includes various application workload reference tools. The post Microsoft Azure Software Defined Data Infrastructure Reference Resources appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) What’s In The Bits and Bytes?

Storage IO Blog

Ubuntu is available in various distributions including as a server, workstation or desktop among others that can run bare metal on a physical machine (PM), virtual machine (VM) or as a cloud instance via services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) as well as Microsoft Azure among others. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (aka Xenial Xerus) was recently released (you can get the bits or software download here).

Server and Storage I/O Benchmarking 101 for Smarties

Storage IO Blog

There are different reasons for benchmarking, such as, you might be asked or want to know how many IOPs per disk, Solid State Device (SSD), device or storage system such as for a 15K RPM (revolutions per minute) 146GB SAS Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Sure you can go to a manufactures website and look at the speeds and feeds (technical performance numbers) however are those metrics applicable to your environments applications or workload?

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Storage IO Blog

This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3). For those who are not aware, Azure Stack is a private on-premise extension of the Azure public cloud environment. Azure Stack now in technical preview three (e.g. TP3), or what you might also refer to as a beta (get the bits here).

Cloud Conversations: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates

Storage IO Blog

AWS made several announcements at re:invent including many around development tools, compute and data storage services. One of those to keep an eye on is cloud based Aurora relational database service that complement existing RDS tools. Aurora is positioned as an alternative to traditional SQL based transactional databases commonly found in enterprise environments (e.g. SQL Server among others).

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Storage IO Blog

This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a general overview of Azure Stack. The post Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II appeared first on StorageIOblog.

COMS002: Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization

Scott Lowe

This is session COMS002, titled “Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure with Data Plane Virtualization.” Verplanke believes that DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) and virtualization are key to virtualizing workloads that move around lots and lots of packets, such as firewalls, routers, and other similar functions. In recent years, we’ve seen more devices running off-the-shelf software (like Linux). Is the Linux bridge efficient enough?

Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast

Storage IO Blog

In this Server StorageIO podcast episode, I am joined by Tom Becchetti (@tbecchetti) for a Friday afternoon conversation recorded live at Meisters in Scandia Minnesota (thanks to the Meisters crew!). For those of you who may not know Tom, he has been in the IT, data center, data infrastructure, server and storage (as well as […] The post Backup, Big data, Big Data Protection, CMG & More with Tom Becchetti Podcast appeared first on StorageIOblog.

IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Storage IO Blog

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — April 2019

Linux Academy

By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and Cloud skills further. Stay tuned to the Linux Academy blog for further details. This course will dive into LXC (LinuX Containers) and its container manager, LXD.

Some Windows Server Storage I/O related commands

Storage IO Blog

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Part II – EMC DSSD D5 Direct Attached Shared AFA

Storage IO Blog

Up to 48 Linux servers attach via dual port PCIe Gen 3 x8 cards that are stateless. With the first release block, HDFS file along with object and APIs are available for Linux systems. Stateless simply means they do not have any flash or are not being used as storage cards, rather, they are essentially just an NVMe adapter card.

Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Storage IO Blog

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Cloud Migration Fundamentals

Linux Academy

Cloud computing is not just about having virtual servers in an off-premises data center. These monolithic architectures are difficult to migrate and often require decoupling to break them into service-level components that can be optimized in cloud infrastructures.

Learn Azure by Doing with New Azure Training!

Linux Academy

We Azure, just like Microsoft Linux! Linux Academy is the only way to get exam-like training for multiple Microsoft Azure certifications, check out this blog post if you’re wondering where to get started in Azure. Review migration strategies for Hyper-V virtual machines.

Introducing Cloud Playground: Even More Hands-On Training Features

Linux Academy

I’m happy to announce that Cloud Playground is now available on Linux Academy! Seven years ago we launched our first Cloud Servers interface providing the ability for Linux Academy students to spin up virtual machines on demand as part of their membership. Linux Academy

Microsegmentation – Secure Your Internal Network

CTOvision

The argument is that today with the expansion of n-tier distributed systems and massively parallel architectures, east-west traffic has increased exponentially. Persistence means that virtual machines can move dynamically, while the policies follow the workloads. Nathaniel Crocker.

Four Attributes of Openness in Modern Communications

CTOvision

By Prayson Pate Openness is one of the most-cited advantages of cloud-based applications, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Again, Linux is a prime example. One might argue that Linux is open but not standardized.

Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud: Cross-Premises Data Mobility with Microsoft Azure StorSimple (Part 10)

IT Pros Rock!

The virtual disks for VM’s containing OS and application binaries are usually somewhat small in size and can be moved rather quickly over common business-grade Internet connections. Storage Windows Server 2012 R2 Cloud Azure iSCSI Microsoft Azure LINUX IaaS

Top Ten Ways Not To Sink the Kubernetes Ship

Linux Academy

As organizations increase their use of Kubernetes in public and Hybrid cloud architectures, it is important not to let a maiden voyage end like a Titanic catastrophe. Kubernetes nodes rely on underlying virtual servers for both the master control plane and for worker nodes. It is important to use security tooling such as OpenSCAP, the open source version of the Security Content Automation Protocol, to harden virtual machine images prior to their deployment in virtual private clouds.

AIOps and our Robot Kubernetes Kops

Linux Academy

N-Tier architectures and micro-services applications must be tuned for performance. OpenStack is a proven Infrastructure as a Service solution that has the ability to scale virtual machines based on the metrics of existing nodes. To achieve this capacity with conventional virtualization it has been necessary to overbuild web farms and instantiate excess capacity. Linux Academy has recently published courses covering the AIOps and Python technologies mentioned in this article.

Technology Short Take #77

Scott Lowe

Michael Kashin has a great article on how Open Virtual Network (OVN, part of the Open vSwitch project) implements virtual networks in OpenStack. Flatpak is a (relatively) new application packaging/sandboxing mechanism for Linux applications. The post is a bit geeky but quite informative, and worth reading if SSH bastion hosts are a key part of your architecture. Virtualization. Welcome to Technology Short Take #77.

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Technology Short Take #79

Scott Lowe

I just noticed this article about using Nova flavor extra-specs to pass QoS data down to the virtualization layer. For me, the key takeaway was that you need to carefully examine the architecture of your application(s) in order to understand where serverless (function-as-a-service) is the best fit. Here’s a walkthrough to install Arch Linux on VirtualBox. Virtualization. Thinking of virtualizing Linux on Hyper-V? Welcome to Technology Short Take #79!

Technology Short Take #70

Scott Lowe

In this post you’ll find a collection of links to articles discussing the major data center technologies—networking, hardware, security, cloud computing, applications, virtualization…you name it! (If Numan Siddique describes the native DHCP support available in OVN (Open Virtual Network). According to this article , “It is hard to overstate what a sea change” this sort of architecture will create. Rajdeep Dua has written an overview of the architecture of SwarmKit.

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