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

Kotsovinos points out that a VM is really a collection of interconnected physical subsystems : server, storage, and network. Generally we draw lines between various disciplines based on what they do: the Unix team, the Windows team, the storage guys, the network guys, etc.

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

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. Social, Agile, and Transformation.

Why R2? Your Next SAN with SMB 3.02 Scale-out File Servers

IT Pros Rock!

For most IT Pros that I speak with, storage is a huge chunk of their IT budget – often accounting for as much as 30%-40% (more in some cases) of their annual capital IT costs. Private Cloud System Center 2012 Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Storage iSCSI S TORAGE!

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18 Steps for End-to-End IaaS Provisioning in the Cloud with Azure Resource Manager (ARM), PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

IT Pros Rock!

Azure Compute, Network & Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager. as of this article’s publication date, to perform end-to-end provisioning of a common IaaS VM scenario: load-balanced web applications.

Step-by-Step: Automated Provisioning for Linux in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure, XPlat CLI, JSON and Node.js ( Part 2 )

IT Pros Rock!

In this article, we'll leverage these tools for automatically provisioning an end-to-end highly available Linux server farm environment, including storage, networking, load-balancing, virtual machines and application workloads.

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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.

Build Your Private Cloud Foundation - Networking with Windows.

IT Pros Rock!

Load balancing modes: Address hash or Hyper-V port hash? Datacenter networks are the “back-end” networks that Hyper-V hosts use for: Connecting to storage. When implementing a NIC team for datacenter networks, you will generally see the best load balancing and overall performance by configuring your team with: Teaming mode: Use Static or Dynamic ( LACP ) network teaming modes with intelligent core switches that provide support for teaming. Loading.

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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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!

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

Fountainhead

unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). connected to differing forms of storage (not to mention storage tiering, backup etc.) location of app images and VMs), network (including load balancing and. Balancing these.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Certainly one of the more unusual business structures in the IT industry, the EMC Federation is comprised of EMC’s storage businesses, VMware, Pivotal as well as RSA.     Although this is an explicit process today (sorry, no automated load balancing!)

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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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Publish PowerShell DSC Configuration to Azure Storage Account. Storage account: xxx labstor01. After the runbook completes, you will have multiple VMs in the specified Azure subscription, storage account, affinity group and virtual network.

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

CTOvision

Solarflare adapters are deployed in a wide range of use cases, including software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NoSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Marty Meehan.

Walkthrough: Creating Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1.

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So far in our Build Your Private Cloud in a Month series, we’ve prepared a scalable, resilient foundation and created our storage, network and compute fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager. 09:45 ] DEMO : How to Create Private Clouds: Assign Host Groups | Logical Networks | Load Balance | Storage | Capacity. [ Loading. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

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

CTOvision

Solarflare adapters are deployed in a wide range of use cases, including software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), web content optimization, DNS acceleration, web firewalls, load balancing, NoSQL databases, caching tiers (Memcached), web proxies, video streaming and storage networks. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Marty Meehan.

Federation Solutions And The New IT Agenda

Chuck's Blog - EMC

  Certainly one of the more unusual business structures in the IT industry, the EMC Federation is comprised of EMC’s storage businesses, VMware, Pivotal as well as RSA.   Examples: EMC products work well with any hypervisor, VMware partners with other storage vendors, and Pivotal is famously “cloud agnostic”.   VMware’s vRealize suite is used to drive the required infrastructure workflows across compute, network and storage.

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Technology Short Take #81

Scott Lowe

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. The new storage startup Excelero—as described in this post by Chanaka Ekanayake (“Chan”)—certainly looks interesting. (As Welcome to Technology Short Take #81!

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

Fountainhead

skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Monday, September 14, 2009. An Ideal Datacenter-in-a-Box, Part II. Last week I posted a Blog outlining Dell & Egeneras latest Datacenter-in-a-Box offering.

A Mesh for Picos

Phil Windley

Picos run on an engine that provides the support they need for Internet services, persistent storage, and identity. Summary: This post describes some changes we're making to the pico engine to better support a decentralized mesh for running picos.

Technology Short Take #78

Scott Lowe

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. Welcome to Technology Short Take #78!

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

Data Center Knowledge

He has more than 20 years of experience in assisting cloud, storage and data management technology companies as well as cloud service providers to address rapidly expanding Infrastructure-as-a-Service and big data sectors. Storage. Storage. About DCK. Advertise. Subscribe.

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.

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.

When Using Cloud Computing to Replicate is the Right Idea

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing » Storage. With a well-planned deployment, and a good infrastructure, companies can efficiently load-balance their IT environment between multiple active, cloud-based, sites. Remote backup and storage. This is where cloud storage can really help.

Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper.

IT Pros Rock!

Windows Server 2012 and our completely FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 certainly have some really cost effective new storage options, with Storage Spaces and Hyper-V over SMB 3.0. However, many IT Pros have already invested in iSCSI shared storage and, as a result, many Hyper-V deployments also need to be able to leverage these existing storage investments. Don’t have an iSCSI Storage Array? Loading. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

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.

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How to Achieve PCI Compliance in AWS?

Galido

The Amazon VPC allows the merchant to establish a private network for all the CHD storage which is critical in complying with the PCI DSS Segmentation. How Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Helps. Information Technology Blog - - How to Achieve PCI Compliance in AWS?

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: IO Virtualization: The ?Hypervisor? for Your.

Fountainhead

In essence, a server’s logical IO is consolidated down to a single (physical) converged network which carries data, storage and KVM traffic. can be recovered onto another domain (assuming shared/replicated storage). skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead.

Fountainhead: Emergence of Fabric as an IT Management Enabler

Fountainhead

Think of it this way: Fabric Computing is the componentization and abstraction of infrastructure (such as CPU, Memory, Network and Storage). The next step is to define in software the converged network, its switching, and even network devices such as load balancers.

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. And, a single virtualized switching node can present itself as any number of switches and load balancers for both storage and network data.

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

Data Center Knowledge

Storage and bandwidth is growing accordingly.” 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. Storage. Planning for a Cloud-Ready Distributed Storage Infrastructure. Many organizations are leveraging larger, more comprehensive storage arrays and the cloud that help them distribute their environment.

Technology Short Take #25

Scott Lowe

Erik Smith, notably known for his outstanding posts on storage and FCoE, takes a stab at describing some of the differences between SDN and network virtualization in this post. Storage. Is Cisco’s Insieme effort producing a storage product? If storage is your thing—especially in VMware environments—I’d recommend having a look at Cormac Hogan’s blog for his series on vSphere 5.1 storage enhancements.

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

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). QEMU, on the other hand, is needed to emulate everything else that a VM needs: networking, storage, USB, keyboard, mouse, etc. 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.