Barracuda Networks Launches 40G Load Balancer Appliance

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Barracuda's new 40G load balancer appliance designed to offload network and security traffic from virtual machines. Read More. Technology

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?

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Software Defined Power in Virtualized Application Environments

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Software Defined Power requires creating a layer of abstraction that isolates the application from local power dependencies and maximizes application uptime, by leveraging existing failover, virtualization and load-balancing capabilities, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of Power Assure.

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?

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.

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.

VMworld 2013 – Network Virtualization: Moving Beyond the Obvious (My Notes)

Virtualized Greek

For example, the server virtualization value proposition is simple. Once server virtualization is in the door more of the operational advantages and efficiencies appear. Network virtualization allows for more powerful automation. This is not specific to virtualization.

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 )? Load balancing mode: Use Address hashing for network load balancing mode to gain the best level of bidirectional load balancing. Loading. Sign in. IT Pros ROCK! at Microsoft.

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

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Support for provisioning and managing Azure IaaS virtual machine environments via Azure Resource Manager (ARM) was recently launched as a Generally Available (GA) feature!

VMware or Microsoft? Automated Server Workload Balancing for Heterogeneous Private Clouds

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includes automated server workload balancing in the vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise+ premium suites via two feature sets: Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM). DRS and DPM together are intended to provide an automated method for balancing compute capacity and reducing energy consumption in a highly virtualized datacenter. Automated VM Load Balancing. VMware vSphere 5.x

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

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This configuration can make virtualized storage accessible to multiple Hyper-V hosts over standard high-speed network connections, much like a SAN would traditionally deliver, on a much more affordable basis. S TORAGE!

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

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. Bursting" load-balanced web applications - Provision a number of load-balanced VMs, but keep the minimum number of VMs running to support "normal" loads.

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.

Dell’s bare metal switch is a big deal for SDN

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I believe people inside of the virtualization community get the advantages of SDN. At least the virtualization community gets the advantages for the virtualized infrastructure. These hosts can be physical servers, firewalls or load balancers.

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Step-by-Step: Setup Multiple Public IPs on a VM in Azure

CanITPro

Assigning multiple IP addresses to a VM enables the you to have multiple websites or services with different IP addresses and SSL certificates on a single server and to use the server as a network virtual appliance, such as a firewall or load balancer.

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. Microsoft Virtual Academy: Automating the Cloud with Azure Automation.

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!

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.

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

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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. Scalable, High-Performance Virtualization with 2048 vNICs, SR-IOV, overlay network acceleration e.g. VXLAN, NVGRE. Marty Meehan.

Weekly Update 6-3-2019

Linux Academy

If you’re new to this process, let me break this down for you: When you first log in to your cloud services provider console, you have to configure a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which requires networking knowledge. Configure auto-scaling with load balancers.

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Using Azure Bastion as a Host for VMs

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Alternatively, you can do this through a load balancer or firewall. As well as being in these regions, your Azure Bastion must be in a virtual network with the subnet name “AzureBastionSubnet” with prefix of at least /27.

Looking back at 10 years of compartmentalization at AWS

All Things Distributed

Powering the virtual instances and other resources that make up the AWS Cloud are real physical data centers with AWS servers in them. By using zones, and failover mechanisms such as Elastic IP addresses and Elastic Load Balancing, you can provision your infrastructure with redundancy in mind. The calls used to launch and manage EC2 instances, fail over an RDS instance, or handle the health of instances behind a load balancer, all work within one zone.

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. Scalable, High-Performance Virtualization with 2048 vNICs, SR-IOV, overlay network acceleration e.g. VXLAN, NVGRE.

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

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Virtual network : xxx labnet01. Let's also declare a set of variables near the top of our workflow for common values that will be used when provisioning virtual machines, workflow New-MyWebAppDeployment {.

Guided Hands-on Lab: Dynamic Optimization and Power.

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Tommy Patterson - Virtually Cloud 9. MVP Virtual Machine. Virtual. Virtualization. In this article, we’ll get introduced an additional strategy in managing our Private Cloud fabric elastically: Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization – both are capabilities provided by System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager. Cloud , Private Cloud , Virtualization , System Center 2012 , VM , Windows Server 2012 , Clustering. Loading. Sign in.

Azure Training Courses | New January Releases

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Deploying and managing virtual machines. Create a Load Balanced VM Scale Set in Azure. When Microsoft announced all-new Azure certification exams last September, we added four new Training Architects focused on preparing our students. When Microsoft incorporated live environments into those exams, we gave our students instant, hands-on labs to help them get ready.

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.

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.

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. Virtualization. Welcome to Technology Short Take #123, the first of 2020! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season, but now it’s time to jump back into the fray with a collection of technical articles from around the Internet.

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.). Balancing these. Virtualization. (31).

VDI is dying so what now?

Virtualized Greek

” One of my more nerve striking posts and point of views is on the death of virtual desktop infrastructure VDI. Citrix is the king of VDI and has looked to diversify into server virtualization, cloud computing and other data center technologies such as load balancers.

Top 10 Most Popular Hands-On Labs

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It provides a huge range of virtual machines suitable for general purpose and specialized on-demand compute tasks. Setting Up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling Group and Route 53 in AWS. In this hands-on lab, you will set up an Application Load Balancer with an Auto Scaling group and Route 53 to make our website highly available to all of our users. First, you will create and configure an Application Load Balancer.

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.,

How to Achieve PCI Compliance in AWS?

Galido

How Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Boosts Data Protection. How Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Helps. To simplify the process, the Amazon EC2 can incorporate Amazon Machine Image (AMI) to enable you to set up a virtual version on your computer.

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. Virtualization. Welcome to Technology Short Take #78!

Technology Short Take #81

Scott Lowe

Here’s a Windows-centric walkthrough to using Nginx to load balance across a Docker Swarm cluster. Virtualization. Need to customize the virtual networks that VMware Fusion offers? Networking Hardware Security Storage Virtualization Automation Linux NSX VMware Terraform vSphere Windows Microsoft Docker Photon RedHat Fusion PowerCLI CLIWelcome to Technology Short Take #81!

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. Cloud Computing Virtualization VMWare vmworld

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

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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. Docker is the next leap past virtualization, employing self-contained Linux kernels that can be shared across components, sparing the Linux host and making better use of client IT resources — which drives cost effectiveness.

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CLDS006: Exploring New Xeon E5 Optimizations for 10 Gb Ethernet

Scott Lowe

As a provider, Expedient has to balance five core resources: compute, storage (capacity), storage (performance), network I/O, and memory. Johnson shows a great diagram that reviews all the various types of VM-to-VM communications that can exist in modern data centers: VM-to-VM (on the same host) via the software-based virtual switch (could be speeds of 30 to 40 Gbps in this use case). Intel VT-c actually provides a couple of different ways to work in virtualized environments.

Fountainhead: New AWS enable "Real" Elastic Clouds

Fountainhead

Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. While not new concepts, they illustrate how "real" cloud computing elasticity works, and challenge a few other virtualization & automation providers to do the same. Amazon Elastic Load Balancing: A for-fee ($0.025/hour/balancer + $0.008/GB transferred) which automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. Virtualization. (31).

Technology Short Take #27

Scott Lowe

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. Both KVM and QEMU are needed for a full virtualization solution.