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

Things like what operating system an application used no longer mattered – you could mix and match to your heart’s content. The problem is that often the VM management tools aren’t able to scale up to the size of enterprise operations.

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

All Things Distributed

Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. 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. All Things Distributed. AWS Elastic Beanstalk: A Quick and Simple Way into the Cloud. By Werner Vogels on 18 January 2011 04:00 PM. Permalink.

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

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This process includes orchestration of all tasks, provisioning cloud fabric resources, and configuring operating system and application workloads running inside Azure VMs.

The Internet of (Secure) Things – Embedding Security in the IoT

CTOvision

Homes/Offices : Companies and utilities are building sensors into major appliances and HVAC systems. You can opt-in to smart metering so that a utility can load balance energy distribution. Similar sensor systems exist for rail, sea and air transportation. By George Romas.

Weekly Update 6-3-2019

Linux Academy

You have to launch the virtual servers, which means you need to: Choose an operating system. Configure auto-scaling with load balancers. Last week we talked about our brand new hands-on labs interface and new courses that we released.

Teradata: Embrace the Power of PaaS

Cloud Musings

They were also able to deploy both production and development systems to the Teradata Cloud, with the option to add disaster recovery systems in the future. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) has always been the unappreciated sibling of the cloud computing service model trio.

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

CTOvision

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). Marty Meehan.

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

CTOvision

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). Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

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. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. Easily start-up the remaining VMs only when needed to support peak loads. Loading. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK!

The New Storage Buyer

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Almost all of them aspire towards a cloud-like operational model, so perhaps it’s best to describe them as cloud architects — even though that might not be their official title.   Our cameras, our audio recorders, our music players, our nav systems, our calculators, our memo pads, etc.

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. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. 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.

What’s Free at Linux Academy — March 2019

Linux Academy

March Study Group Course: Linux Operating System Fundamentals – Have you heard of Linux, but don’t really know anything about it? We support others in their mission to learn and grow and are adding new ways for our students to learn what they need to succeed.

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Technology Short Take 106

Scott Lowe

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. Operating Systems/Applications.

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. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #88!

Technology Short Take 103

Scott Lowe

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. 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 101

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Kamal Kyrala discusses a method for accessing Kubernetes Services without Ingress, NodePort, or load balancers. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #101! I have (hopefully) crafted an interesting and varied collection of links for you today, spanning all the major areas of modern data center technology. Now you have some reading material for this weekend! Networking. Kirk Byers discusses the direct TextFSM integration he added to the 2.0

Technology Short Take 95

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Viktor van den Berg writes on deploying NSX load balancers with vRA. 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 My travel schedule in Europe is also why it didn’t get published until Saturday instead of the typical Friday.)

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. Operating Systems/Applications. Here’s a Windows-centric walkthrough to using Nginx to load balance across a Docker Swarm cluster. As an aside, I do find it fascinating that new storage startups often emerge with support for Linux first, then add other operating systems afterward.).

Technology Short Take #78

Scott Lowe

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. Operating Systems/Applications. Welcome to Technology Short Take #78!

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.” Operating Systems/Applications. John Kozej walks through how to configure vCenter HA using the NSX load balancer.

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Expanding the Cloud - Introducing AWS OpsWorks, a Powerful.

All Things Distributed

Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. OpsWorks uses automation to simplify operations. scale your apps using load-based or time-based auto scaling, and maintain the health of your apps by detecting and replacing failed instances.

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. Hyper-V.nu - Powered by System Center. System Center 2012. Network and Storage IO redundancy provided by integrated support for Network Load Balancing, NIC teaming, and Multi-path IO (MPIO). PowerShell support is comprehensive throughout the entire Windows Server 2012 operating system. Loading. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

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

Scott Lowe

” 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.

Expanding the Cloud for Windows Developers - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. 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.

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

Operating Systems/Applications. I found this article on imperative vs. declarative system configuration is quite helpful in understanding Puppet’s declarative model. KVM is the set of kernel modules that leverage hardware virtualization functionality inside Intel and AMD CPUs, and it makes possible the virtualization of closed-source operating systems like Windows. Welcome to Technology Short Take #27!

Technology Short Take #56

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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. I hope you find something useful here. Networking.

Technology Short Take #25

Scott Lowe

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. It’s been a while since my last Technology Short Take (almost three months!); my apologies for that.

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. Operating Systems/Applications.

Technology Short Take #58

Scott Lowe

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. This will be the last Technology Short Take of 2015, as next week is Christmas and the following week is the New Year’s holiday.