CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

In the old days, IT departments had developed the tools and processes that they needed in order to deal with building large groups of new servers or handling a planned data center maintenance activity. The arrival of virtualization in the data center is going to screw all of this up.

The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

    When it comes to storage, it’s been the same way for as long as I can remember: the storage team makes the recommendation.  But what if a relatively new storage buyer is emerging?  The New Storage Buyer. Servers As Storage: Interest Is Strong.

How does your SaaS vendor respond to the scalability question.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Ask some CTO’s about how their product scales and they’ll whip out a logical diagram showing you redundant networks, redundant firewalls, load balancers, clustered application servers, redundant databases, and SAN storage.

Managing What Matters In the Cloud: The Apps » Data Center.

Data Center Knowledge

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

Chuck's Blog - EMC

« Enterprise Storage Heats Up – Again! What I Mean When I Say "Enterprise Storage". The recent announcement of the VMAX 10K brought up an interesting discussion for us storage folks: what -- exactly -- might "enterprise storage" be? Storage -- The Big Picture.

Fishbowl Finds the Right Fit for Hybrid Cloud With Latisys » Data.

Data Center Knowledge

Storage and bandwidth is growing accordingly.” There’s a lot of business intelligence and data warehousing that require a lot of horsepower, as well as application/web servers and other applications dedicated to handling massive email volumes. They manage dedicated firewalls for us, but as far as load balancers we use the cloud. I wasn’t sure cloud load balancing would be right, for example, but they showed us the numbers. Modular Data Centers.

Step-by-Step: Enable Network Monitoring in Azure.

CanITPro

Hello folks, When building network infrastructures in the cloud live VNets, ExpressRoute, Application Gateways, Load balancers, and more… You need tools and processes to monitor and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Go ahead, load it up!

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  1) Mobility — provide access to all applications and data through mobile devices    2) Apps — use agile development to build new customer-centric applications.   3) Big data — build a business data lake to deliver insights using all available data.

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Fountainhead: What Is Meant by a "Cloud-Ready" Application?

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). connected to differing forms of storage (not to mention storage tiering, backup etc.) Balancing these.

New Route 53 and ELB features: IPv6, Zone Apex, WRR and more.

All Things Distributed

Route53 support for WRR load balancing. Weighted Round Robin is a DNS based load-balancing scheme that allows you to select multiple IP address for a name to be resolved to and to assigns frequencies ("weights") to how often the name should resolve to each address.

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Fountainhead: Emergence of Fabric as an IT Management Enabler

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Last week I attended Gartners annual Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. The next step is to define in software the converged network, its switching, and even network devices such as load balancers.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  1) Mobility — provide access to all applications and data through mobile devices    2) Apps — use agile development to build new customer-centric applications.   3) Big data — build a business data lake to deliver insights using all available data.   4) Infrastructure — move to a software-defined data center (SDDC) infrastructure, expand to hybrid cloud.   Self-Service Data Protection.

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How to Achieve PCI Compliance in AWS?

Galido

Technology advancements have made it necessary for retail stores to institute data security measures. However, small businesses experience difficulties in comprehending the highly details data security standard which is written over 100 pages! How Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Helps.

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

CTOvision

In the private sector, IT can set up a self-provisioning environment that lets development teams move at the required speed without ceding control of enterprise resource management – things such as compute, storage, and random access memory (RAM). 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. Big Data Cloud Computing devops

When Using Cloud Computing to Replicate is the Right Idea

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing » Storage. One cloud computing solution is to deploy the platform as a means for disaster recovery, business continuity, and extending the data center. Remote backup and storage. Furthermore, some companies are bound by certain data retention policies.

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. These high performance Ethernet adapters has been designed for modern data centers that require scalability and performance. Marty Meehan.

What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

Hadoop Quick Start — Hadoop has become a staple technology in the big data industry by enabling the storage and analysis of datasets so big that it would be otherwise impossible with traditional data systems.

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Fountainhead: An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box, Part II

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. The 13 different functions are mapped onto the data center "stack" at right. Big Data. (6). Data Center efficiency. (1). Data Center Design. Green Data Center blog.

Technology Short Take #81

Scott Lowe

I have another collection of links, articles, and thoughts about key data center technologies, and hopefully I’ve managed to include something here that will prove useful or thought-provoking. Here’s a Windows-centric walkthrough to using Nginx to load balance across a Docker Swarm cluster. Storage. Brian Ragazzi shares a lesson learned the hard way regarding VVols: place the VSM/VASA on a non-VVol storage location. Welcome to Technology Short Take #81!

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. These high performance Ethernet adapters has been designed for modern data centers that require scalability and performance. Marty Meehan.

Technology Short Take #78

Scott Lowe

Here’s another collection of links and articles from around the Internet discussing various data center-focused technologies. 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. Storage. Cormac Hogan has a brief update on storage options for containers on VMware. Check out Aaron Patten’s article on vRA + SPBM (storage policy-based management) with VVols.

VMworld 2013 Day 2 Keynote

Scott Lowe

Kit shows tasks in vCenter Server that reflect the automation being done by NSX with regard to automatically creating load balancers, firewall rules, logical switches, etc., Following the list of features in NSX, Carl brings up load balancing, and Kit shows how load balancing works in NSX. That concludes the networking section of the demo, and leads Carl and Kit into a storage-focused discussion centered around Carl’s mythical Project Vulcan.

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

IT Pros Rock!

In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to deploy and support a common two-tier web application architecture using Windows Server 2012 web servers and SQL Server 2012 database servers hosted in Windows Azure in a load-balanced configuration. 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.

Fountainhead: IO Virtualization: The ?Hypervisor? for Your.

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Its similar in concept to how the hypervisor is an enabler (but usually not used as a stand-alone product) of data center management services. Big Data. (6). Data Center efficiency. (1).

AIOps and our Robot Kubernetes Kops

Linux Academy

High speed low latency networks now allow us to add these nodes anywhere in a cloud infrastructure and configure them under existing load balancers. This means if storage is cheaper within one cloud datacenter, or user proximity warrants placement in foreign shore locations, that new clusters may be strategically placed in these chosen locales. These metrics makeup a great data source for further analytics.

VMworld 2013 – Keynote Day 2 – NSX, vCAC, vSAN

Virtualized Greek

The ability to virtualize the network devices such as firewalls, IPS and load balancers also means that these once physical devices that have discrete interfaces can be controlled by software. The second major area is storage automation.

Fountainhead: Differing Target Uses for IT Automation Types

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. 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. e.g. networking, load balancing, etc.

Fountainhead: An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Thats to say it includes I/O virtualization, a converged network fabric (including virtual switches and load balancing - based on std. Big Data. (6). Data Center efficiency. (1).

Technology Short Take 115

Scott Lowe

David Holder walks through removing unused load balancer IP allocations in NSX-T when used with PKS. Storage. Cormac Hogan has recently published three good articles on storage in Kubernetes (the articles are all part of a larger “Kubernetes Storage on vSphere” series). Eli Finkelshteyn explains why data moats are not just about the data (they also about creating a data-driven culture). Welcome to Technology Short Take #115!

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

This is my usual collection of links, thoughts, rants, and ideas about data center-related technologies. Storage. Rainier” will allow customers to combine PCIe-based SSD storage inside servers into a “virtual SAN” (now there’s an original and not over-used term). Is this the beginning of the data center fractal edge ? QEMU, on the other hand, is needed to emulate everything else that a VM needs: networking, storage, USB, keyboard, mouse, etc.

Fountainhead: HPQ & CSCO: Analysis of New Blade Environments

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Both are implicitly or explicitly taking aim at each other as they chase the enterprise data center market. Big Data. (6). Data Center efficiency. (1). Data Center Design.

Technology Short Take 88

Scott Lowe

Romain Decker has an “under the hood” look at the VMware NSX load balancer. This graphical summary of the AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) is pretty handy. Storage. The series provides an introduction and overview of licensing (part 1), a review of architecture and hardware recommendations (part 2), an overview of data availability (part 3), and a discussion of fault domains (part 4). Welcome to Technology Short Take #88!

Fountainhead: Converged Infrastructure. Part 1

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Part 1: What is Converged Infrastructure, and how it will change data center management. 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 the data center infrastructure is the logical next step. Big Data. (6).

IDF 2014: Architecting for SDI, a Microserver Perspective

Scott Lowe

Workloads are scheduled across these server/linecards using Valiant Load Balancing (VLB). Of course, there are issues with packet-level load balancing and flow-level load balancing, so tradeoffs must be made one way or another. A Xeon core will also use far less memory bandwidth than an Atom core due to Xeon’s support for Direct Data I/O, which copies (via DMA) data received by a NIC into the processor’s cache.

Fountainhead: Converged Infrastructure Part 2.

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. And I mean I/O components like NICs and HBAs, not to mention switches, load balancers and cables. It means creating segregated VLAN networks, creating and assigning data and storage switches.