Archive | July, 2012

‘The Onion’ mocks with HP Cloud

One size fits all does not fit an enterprise’s needs according to HP. Today’s world requires a converged delivery model, sourced across traditional, private and public cloud offerings. A converged cloud strategy provides simplicity, speed, reduced cost and risk, and compliance. HP offers the full breadth of converged cloud solutions required by enterprises, service providers, governments, […]

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Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure

2 weeks ago I was in Dallas, TX for the Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure course. Besides the nice weather and heat it was all about concepts, discussions and a lot of theory. So basically the course audience where architects, designers and consultants. It helps a lot if you have a lot of knowledge of virtualization. […]

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Building superfast whitebox storage with Nexenta CE

I spent some time this weekend upgrading my home lab. I needed to improve my shared storage and hoped that I could reuse old h/w instead of buying something new and expensive. I’ve been using an QNAP TS-459 Pro II Turbo NAS for the last couple of year. It’s iSCSI performance is acceptable for 1-5 […]

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VMware Launched Cloud Certification: VCP5-IaaS

VMware goes Cloud certified and launch a new certification program to help IT professionals gain qualifications in installing, configuring and administering a vCloud According to NTPro.nl, the company is inviting individuals to participate a new beta certification programme to be launched by the company in late July. Eric mentioned further that successful candidate will most […]

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VMware Sponsors The Open Networking Research Center

In my humble opinion, 2011 was the year for storage inside the virtualization space with a lot of new storage related technologies presented at VMworld 2011. There were different technologies ranging from Tier 1 SSD storage in a box that can plug right into VMware vSphere as its own datastore, to all the software storage […]

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