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

Sure Virtualization Seems Neat In The Beginning, But…. To read the IT trade journals or speak with CIOs you’d think that we’ve all found the magic silver bullet that IT’s been looking for during the past few years: server virtualization. What Is Virtualization?

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.

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

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. IO Virtualization: The “Hypervisor” for Your Infrastructure. More than ever in 2010, IO Virtualization (IOV) has been showing-up in products, written about, spoken about. IO Virtualization.

Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv.

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on Windows Server 2012 #winserv #mssql #itpro #sqlpass. Virtualizing SQL Server with Windows Server 2012 & Hyper-V. Loading. Sign in.

On Network Virtualization and SDN

Scott Lowe

Is there a difference between network virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? So, in a similar fashion to my post on network overlays vs. network virtualization , I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts. My purpose, as John put it when he invited me, was to “gently introduce” the community to the idea of network virtualization, which is where I now spend most of my time since joining VMware in early February. Or virtualized firewalls?

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

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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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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation - Networking with Windows.

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Load balancing modes: Address hash or Hyper-V port hash? Network isolation: VLAN tagging vs Windows Network Virtualization ( aka WNV or NV-GRE )? Datacenter networks are the “back-end” networks that Hyper-V hosts use for: Connecting to storage. STUDY IT: “Early Experts” Virtualizer Quest – Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Networking.

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

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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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Walkthrough: Creating Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1.

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Walkthrough: Creating Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager - Build Your Private Cloud in a Month. Walkthrough: Creating Private Clouds with System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager - Build Your Private Cloud in a Month. Cloud , Private Cloud , Virtualization , System Center 2012 , Server 2012 , Windows Server 2012 , security.

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

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The end goal of this effort is to provide accelerated "push-button" delivery of highly available, load-balanced cloud applications. Publish PowerShell DSC Configuration to Azure Storage Account. Microsoft Virtual Academy: Automating the Cloud with Azure Automation.

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.

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

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. landscape will include many servers (often virtual machines) linked by. unique network topology (including load balancing, firewalls, etc.). QoS), and storage (connectivity, tiering, caching).

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

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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!

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

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. With Windows Azure, you can easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines on your own virtual network in the cloud. Once youve complete this step-by-step guide, youll have a cloud-based virtual SQL Server 2012 lab environment that you can use to explore the other new DBA and BI capabilities in this latest version of SQL Server! Loading.

Fountainhead: Emergence of Fabric as an IT Management Enabler

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Lots of talk about cloud computing, IT operations, virtualization and more. In fact, Compute fabrics might just be the next big thing after OS virtualization. Virtual networking. Virtual Geek.

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

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V - Become a Virtualization Expert in 20 Days! Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V - Become a Virtualization Expert in 20 Days! Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V - Become a Virtualization Expert in 20 Days! Loading. Sign in.

Azure Training Courses | New January Releases

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Creating and configuring storage accounts. Deploying and managing virtual machines. Securing Storage with Access Keys and Shared Access Signatures in Microsoft Azure. Modify Storage Account and Set Blob Container to Immutable. Utilizing AzCopy to Copy Files from On-Premises to Azure Storage Accounts. Azure Storage Accounts: Configuration and Security. Create a Load Balanced VM Scale Set in Azure.

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.

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 Virtualization. Need to customize the virtual networks that VMware Fusion offers?

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. This article discusses the virtual machine introspection (VMI) functionality introduced in XenServer 7 while illustrating the value of hypervisor-based security controls. Storage. Cormac Hogan has a brief update on storage options for containers on VMware. Virtualization.

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. Virtual network : xxx labnet01. 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

The SFN8722 OCP offers 10GbE performance, which is critical for today’s data centers where ultra scale dominates the market, supports 1000s virtual NICs and dual 10 GbE ports, and provides up to 30 million of packets per second and ultra-low latency under one microsecond. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Scalable, High-Performance Virtualization with 2048 vNICs, SR-IOV, overlay network acceleration e.g. VXLAN, NVGRE.

VMworld 2013 Day 2 Keynote

Scott Lowe

Carl also revisits the three “imperatives” that Pat shared yesterday: Extending virtualization to all of it. Carl brings out Kit Colbert, a principal engineer at VMware (and someone who relatively well-recognized within the virtualization community). 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.,

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

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Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency. The SFN8722 OCP offers 10GbE performance, which is critical for today’s data centers where ultra scale dominates the market, supports 1000s virtual NICs and dual 10 GbE ports, and provides up to 30 million of packets per second and ultra-low latency under one microsecond. The SFN8722 also provides the ideal link between fast NVMe storage and the network. Marty Meehan.

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). Virtualization. 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!

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

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. They span management of both physical and virtual software, servers, I/O, networking, etc. -- as well as higher-level functions such as High-Availability and Disaster Recovery. Virtualization. (31).

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. Virtualization.

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. Virtualization. Storage. About DCK.

When Using Cloud Computing to Replicate is the Right Idea

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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.

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". That is, I/O is virtualized, networking is frequently converged (i.e. are virtualized as well.

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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Thinking Out Loud: Targeting the Real Problem

Scott Lowe

The real problem is the configuration and management of network policy: stuff like QoS, VLANs, ACLs, NAT, VRFs, firewalls, load balancing, etc. Visit the site for more information on virtualization, servers, storage, and other enterprise technologies. Networking Virtualization OpenFlow SDN Two (relatively) independent thought streams collided late last week, and this post is the result. The first thought stream was about the benefits and drawbacks of OpenFlow.

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.

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

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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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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. Virtualization. (31). Virtual Enthusiasm.