End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 2 )

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This article is Part 2 of a two-part series on automating the end-to-end provisioning process for IaaS workloads running on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Microsoft Virtual Academy: Automating the Cloud with Azure Automation.

AWS Elastic Beanstalk: A Quick and Simple Way into the Cloud - All.

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Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. AWS Elastic Beanstalk: A Quick and Simple Way into the Cloud. Flexibility is one of the key principles of Amazon Web Services - developers can select any programming language and software package, any operating system, any middleware and any database to build systems and applications that meet their requirements. Expanding the Cloud - The AWS Storage Gateway. Expanding the Cloud â??

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End-to-End IaaS Workload Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Automation and PowerShell DSC ( Part 1 )

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I'm frequently asked about how these tools can be used together to orchestrate end-to-end provisioning of cloud workloads, including fabric, OS and application components. Provision cloud fabric resources with PowerShell Workflow activities using Azure Automation Runbooks.

Best of TechEd 2013: Windows Azure - New Choices and Flexibility.

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Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Build Your Private Cloud in a Month. Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. Yung Chou - Hybrid Cloud. Thomas Maurer - Private Cloud. Cloud. Private Cloud.

Technology Short Take 123

Scott Lowe

Eric Sloof mentions the NSX-T load balancing encyclopedia (found here ), which intends to be an authoritative resource to NSX-T load balancing configuration and management. Guiliano Bertello introduces PowerVCF , a PowerCLI module aimed at interacting with the SDDC Manager and VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) stack. (If Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

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By adding free cloud training to our Community Membership, students have the opportunity to develop their Linux and cloud skills further. March Study Group Course: Linux Operating System Fundamentals – Have you heard of Linux, but don’t really know anything about it?

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

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Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Build Your Private Cloud in a Month. Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. Yung Chou - Hybrid Cloud. Thomas Maurer - Private Cloud. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. James van den Berg, MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management. Building Clouds Blog - Cloud & Datacenter Solutions. Cloud Solutions Hub - Getting Started. Cloud.

Teradata: Embrace the Power of PaaS

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has always been the unappreciated sibling of the cloud computing service model trio. This valuable Teradata differentiator can be delivered under a private, public or hybrid cloud deployment model.

Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

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Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful Application Management Solution. OpsWorks uses automation to simplify operations. Operational Control â?? All Things Distributed.

The New Storage Buyer

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In the software -defined storage world, the data services are ideally separated from the data plane, and the control plane is designed to be used by a higher-level cloud-like framework.  Cloud Architects Think About Things Differently. Farmers buy tractors. 

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

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This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). These include leading edge cloud service providers, Web 2.0 Marty Meehan.

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

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Be an Early Expert on Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Server, System Center 2012, Azure and Windows 8. Build Your Private Cloud in a Month. Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. Yung Chou - Hybrid Cloud. Thomas Maurer - Private Cloud. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. James van den Berg, MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management. Building Clouds Blog - Cloud & Datacenter Solutions. Cloud Solutions Hub - Getting Started. Cloud.

Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

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Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers. s announcement of Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server and.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk marks another important step in our commitment to increase the flexibility for AWS customers to use the choice of operating system, programming language, development tools and database software that meet their application requirements. All Things Distributed.

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

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This is the industry’s first universal kernel bypass (UKB) solution which includes three techniques for kernel bypass: a POSIX (Portable Operating System Interface) sockets-based API (Application Program Interface), TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) Direct and DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). These include leading edge cloud service providers, Web 2.0 Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

Technology Short Take 119

Scott Lowe

As usual, I’ve collected some articles and links from around the Internet pertaining to various data center- and cloud-related topics. I saw this headline , and immediately thought it was just “cloud native”-washing (i.e., tagging everything as “cloud native”). Daniel Sagi of Aqua Security explains the mechanics behind a Pod escape using file system mounts. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take 88

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Romain Decker has an “under the hood” look at the VMware NSX load balancer. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Joe’s comment—“the merging of CDNs and cloud continues”—is pretty spot on, in my opinion. This graphical summary of the AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) is pretty handy. Operating Systems/Applications. Richard Arnold shares some thoughts on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Technology Short Take 106

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Continuing on that Envoy theme, you may find this article by Matt Klein—one of the primary authors of Envoy—helpful in understanding some of the concepts behind modern load balancing and proxying. I share this not to encourage illegal activities, but instead to point out that no operating system is secure, so be alert at all times and use good computing practices regardless of your OS. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management.

Technology Short Take 115

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David Holder walks through removing unused load balancer IP allocations in NSX-T when used with PKS. Vivek Gite shows to how use oathtool to generate time-based one-time passwords for use with 2FA systems (in the article Google is the example service being secured, but instructions are provided near the end for working with other online services as well). Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take 101

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Kamal Kyrala discusses a method for accessing Kubernetes Services without Ingress, NodePort, or load balancers. AWS also mentions that these M5d instances are powered by (in their words) “Custom Intel Xeon Platinum” processors, which just goes to confirm the long-known fact that AWS is leveraging custom Intel CPUs in their stuff (as are all the major cloud providers, I’m sure). Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take 103

Scott Lowe

Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Check out these articles talking about IPVS-based in-cluster load balancing , CoreDNS , dynamic kubelet configuration , and resizing persistent volumes in Kubernetes. Operating Systems/Applications. This is helpful information for folks new to IT, for developers or systems-oriented folks who need a better understanding of some networking fundamentals.

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. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. 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!

Technology Short Take 95

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VPCs, or Virtual Private Clouds, are Amazon’s software-defined networking mechanism for workloads running on AWS.). Viktor van den Berg writes on deploying NSX load balancers with vRA. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take 95! This Short Take was a bit more challenging than normal to compile, given that I spent the week leading up to its publication visiting customers in Europe. (My

Technology Short Take #81

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Humair Ahmed of VMware shares some details on a new control plane resiliency feature recently added to VMware NSX: Controller Disconnected Operation (CDO) mode. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. Here’s a Windows-centric walkthrough to using Nginx to load balance across a Docker Swarm cluster. Welcome to Technology Short Take #81!

Technology Short Take #78

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The rise of the disaggregated network operating system (NOS) marches on: this time, it’s Big Switch Networks announcing expanded hardware support in Open Network Linux (ONL) , upon which its own NOS is based. The Pivotal Engineering blog has an article that shows how to use BOSH with the vSphere CPI to automate adding servers to an NSX load balancing pool. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take #87

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and their product (VirTool Network Analyzer) is aimed at providing some operational visibility into OpenStack virtual networks. I saw a demo of the product—it looks quite handy, and provides a pretty fair amount of information to help operators figure out what’s happening “under the covers.” Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. Ivan Pepelnjak speaks frankly about VMware Cloud on AWS.

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

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” The speakers are Recep Ozdag, a PME with Intel, and Gershon Schatzberg, a PLM with Wind River Systems. From the operator’s point of view, network virtualization allows each tenant (or customer) to see a single network switch that is specific to that tenant or customer. Some of these services naturally should run on the top-of-rack (ToR) switch, like load balancing or security services.

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

Another good resource is Dan Hersey’s guide to building an SDN-based private cloud in an hour. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. For example, Cody Bunch published this article on running OpenStack Private Cloud on ESXi , and Brent Salisbury (there he is again!) Operating Systems/Applications. I found this article on imperative vs. declarative system configuration is quite helpful in understanding Puppet’s declarative model.

Technology Short Take #56

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Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. Lew Goettner has a pretty hefty post on CoreOS and Docker on AWS that includes information on CoreOS, user data and cloud-init, AWS and Elastic Load Balancers (ELBs), Fleet, Registrator, Nginx, Confd, and Jenkins. Welcome to Technology Short Take #56! In this post, I’ve collected a few links on various data center technologies, news, events, and trends.

Technology Short Take #25

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I think this three-part series on new network models for cloud computing ( part 1 , part 2 , and part 3 ), while almost a year old, is quite good. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications. In any case, this article by Frank Denneman on Storage DRS load balancing frequency might be useful to you. Welcome to Technology Short Take #25, my irregularly-published collection of links, articles, thoughts, and rants.

Technology Short Take #48

Scott Lowe

This time around, the content is a bit heavier on cloud management and applications/operating systems, but still lots of good content all the way around (I hope, anyway). The “gotcha” is that these software stacks haven’t been written yet, so the idea of repurposing hardware from switch to firewall to load balancer is still a bit of a unicorn. Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take #58

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Cloud Computing/Cloud Management. 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 ). Operating Systems/Applications. William Lam breaks down the real value of load balancing your PSC in this in-depth article. Welcome to Technology Short Take #58.