The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation

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Friends at O’Reilly Media have just alerted me to a call for participation in the O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference, which will be held 17-19 March in Boston MA (see: [link] ). More info is below: The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference Call for Participation. It is one of the few events focusing on leadership and what it takes to be a software architect. New architectural styles. Integration architecture.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

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Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Marty Meehan.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

Are you ready for Microservices?

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Microservices are gaining popularity for their potential to deliver scalability, resilience, and agility that wasn’t possible with service-oriented architecture. Criteria to assess platform architecture capabilities includes: • Service provisioning and auto-wiring. Load balancing.

Looking back at 10 years of compartmentalization at AWS

All Things Distributed

A concept that has changed infrastructure architecture is now at the core of both AWS and customer reliability and operations. By using zones, and failover mechanisms such as Elastic IP addresses and Elastic Load Balancing, you can provision your infrastructure with redundancy in mind. Zones impact how we build, deploy, and operate software, as well as how we enforce security controls between our largest systems. At AWS, we don't mark many anniversaries.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  4) Infrastructure — move to a software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, expand to hybrid cloud.   The first Federation Solution out of the gate is foundational: software-defined data center, or SDDC.   The Power Of Software-Defined Networking.

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Is Cisco fighting a losing battle over SDN?

Virtualized Greek

This is different from the current software first movement in that Cisco’s approach is based on their hardware first view of the network. All of Cisco’s major vendors are lined up in support of VMware’s NSX software based virtualization solution. F5 – Security/Load Balancing.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  4) Infrastructure — move to a software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, expand to hybrid cloud.   The first Federation Solution out of the gate is foundational: software-defined data center, or SDDC.   The Power Of Software-Defined Networking. database, app server) can dynamically configure an isolated “soft” network, complete with firewalls, load balancers, security policies, etc.     Software-defined , if you will.

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The Business Case Justification for PaaS

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Consistency of architecture – Spring and Docker ecosystems, microservice patterns, etc. Operational services – security, logging, dynamic routing, load balancing, etc. These efforts focus on containerizing applications to retire server farms, software licenses and the costs associated with them. Containerized software and open source allows software to be more readily shared across business entities and government agencies.

Vendor-Side DevOps Practices Can Still Deliver Better Value While Client-Side Government Processes Catch Up

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Government software acceptance processes are in place for a reason, but it can hinder the continuous delivery methodology that is at the core of DevOps strategy. Each cloud computing provider has “opinionated” ways of handling things such as load balancing, elastic scaling, service discovery, data access, and security to name just a few. Cloud architectures hold great promise in the ability to promote applications to new heights in ubiquity and scale.

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What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

Eschewing any technical practices, this course takes a high-level view of the history of Linux, the open-source movement, and how this powerful software is used today.

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Fountainhead: Emergence of Fabric as an IT Management Enabler

Fountainhead

This is very much analogous to how OS virtualization componentizes and abstracts OS and application software stacks. The next step is to define in software the converged network, its switching, and even network devices such as load balancers.

Transforming Development with AWS

All Things Distributed

Shield Standard gives DDoS protection to all customers using API Gateway, Elastic Load Balancing, Route 53, CloudFront, and EC2. AWS Batch : Fully- managed batch processing at any scale, with no batch processing software to install or servers to manage.

Fountainhead: Differing Target Uses for IT Automation Types

Fountainhead

A specific angle I want to address here is that of infrastructure automation ; that is, the dynamic manipulation of physical resources (virtualized or not) such as I/O, networking, load balancing, and storage connections - Sometimes referred to as "Infrastructure 2.0". a Fabric), and network switches, load balancers, etc. All assets fall under the command of the automation software controller. e.g. networking, load balancing, etc.

AIOps and our Robot Kubernetes Kops

Linux Academy

Fast and frequent releases of production-ready software now slide though automated tests, staging and into production infrastructures. N-Tier architectures and micro-services applications must be tuned for performance. High speed low latency networks now allow us to add these nodes anywhere in a cloud infrastructure and configure them under existing load balancers.

Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL. - TechNet Blogs

IT Pros Rock!

These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based VM’s … and MORE! Configure Load Balancing in Windows Azure. In this task, you will provision a Virtual Machine and configure the Load Balancing to host a web application. Load Balance Traffic An Existing Endpoint.

Technology Short Take 115

Scott Lowe

David Holder walks through removing unused load balancer IP allocations in NSX-T when used with PKS. Software company Agile Bits recently announced support for U2F-compatible hardware security keys in their 1Password product. Systango has this high-level overview of serverless application architecture along with some pros/cons, use cases, etc. Welcome to Technology Short Take #115!

Fountainhead: HPQ & CSCO: Analysis of New Blade Environments

Fountainhead

Each has a differing technology approach to blade repurposing, and each differs in the type (and source) of management control software. The UCS Manager software bundled with the system provides core functionality (see diagram, right). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

IDF 2014: Architecting for SDI, a Microserver Perspective

Scott Lowe

Once again this comes back to Intel’s rack-scale architecture work.) takes the stage to talk about software-defined infrastructure (SDI), which is the vision that Intel has been talking about this week. A traditional SRF architecture can be replicated with COTS hardware using multi-queue NICs and multi-core/multi-socket CPUs. Workloads are scheduled across these server/linecards using Valiant Load Balancing (VLB).

Kubecon Liveblog: Opening Keynote

Scott Lowe

Brendan Burns, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google, is delivering the opening keynote. Burns demonstrates how Kubernetes makes this easier by showing a recorded demo of scaling Nginx web servers up to handle 1 million requests per second, and then updating the Nginx application while still under load. After the demo completes, Burns takes a few minutes to break down the architecture behind the demonstration. HTTP load balancing.

What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage" - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

The architectural responses you'll typically find in enterprise storage arrays is a reflection of these demands: a minimum of two intelligent controllers, with a requirement to grow to far more as requirements expand. non-disruptive everything: hardware, software, configs, etc.

IDF 2013: Future of SDN with the Intel ONP Switch Reference Design

Scott Lowe

This is session COMS002, titled “The Future of Software-Defined Networking with the Intel Open Network Platform Switch Reference Design.” Recep will cover the hardware side of ONP; Gershon will cover the software side of ONP (referred to as ONS). Recep talks about how the predominant architecture for network virtualization involves the use of overlay networks created and managed at the edge by virtual switches in the hypervisors.

Fountainhead: Converged Infrastructure. Part 1

Fountainhead

Converged Infrastructure and Unified Computing are both terms referring to technology where the complete server profile, including I/O (NICs, HBAs, KVM), networking (VLANs, IP load balancing, etc.), and storage connectivity (LUN mapping, switch control) are all abstracted and defined/configured in software. From an architectural perspective, this approach may also be referred to as a compute fabric or Processing Area Network. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Fountainhead: CA's Acquisition of Cassatt - Hindsight & Foresight

Fountainhead

As much as 3 years ago, the company was anticipating "virtualization sprawl", the need for automating VMs, the expectation that IT environments will have both physical and virtual machines, and the fact that "you shouldnt care what machines your software runs on, so long as you meet your SLA". The instantiation of these observations was a product that put almost all of the datacenter on "autopilot" -- Servers, VMs, switches, load-balancers, even server power controllers and power strips.

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

OpsWorks allows you to manage the complete application lifecycle, including resource provisioning, configuration management, application deployment, software updates, monitoring, and access control. All Things Distributed.

Technology Short Take 102

Scott Lowe

Bernd Malmqvist talks about Avi Networks’ software-defined load balancing solution, including providing an overview of how to use Vagrant to test it yourself. Different design and architecture considerations apply in each instance. Welcome to Technology Short Take 102! I normally try to get these things published biweekly (every other Friday), but this one has taken quite a bit longer to get published. It’s no one’s fault but my own!

On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? I encourage you to read Keith’s full blog post, but I think the key point he makes is right here: How is this different from Software Defined Networking or SDN? Think about it: existing protocols like OSPF and BGP (which run in software ) manipulate the forwarding rules in the data plane—does that make them SDN, too? These are all software—does that make them SDN?

Amazon EC2 Cluster GPU Instances - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Building general purpose architectures has always been hard; there are often so many conflicting requirements that you cannot derive an architecture that will serve all, so we have often ended up focusing on one side of the requirements that allow you to serve that area really well.

CLDS006: Exploring New Xeon E5 Optimizations for 10 Gb Ethernet

Scott Lowe

As a provider, Expedient has to balance five core resources: compute, storage (capacity), storage (performance), network I/O, and memory. Using 1 GbE would have required too many ports, too many cables, and too many switches; 10 GbE offered Expedient a 23% reduction in cables and ports, a 14% reduction in infrastructure costs, and offered a significant bandwidth improvement (compared to the previous 1 GbE architecture). Setting up Software FCoE on vSphere 5.

Technology Short Take #58

Scott Lowe

Normally the hardware space is pretty boring (in fact, I’ve been considering removing it from the Technology Short Take series), but HPE decided to shake things up recently with its Synergy servers and “composable architecture”. Rackspace and VMware have a pair of articles discussing their interoperable OpenStack cloud architecture ( here’s the post from Rackspace , and here’s the post from VMware ). Welcome to Technology Short Take #58.

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

If you’re interested in learning more about OpenFlow and software-defined networking but need to do this on a shoestring budget in your home lab, a number of guides have been written to help out. I might have mentioned this before, but Ken Pepple’s OpenStack Folsom architecture post is just awesome. I enjoyed this article by Josh Townsend on using SUSE Studio and HAProxy to create a (free) open source load balancing solution for VMware View.