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  • Virtual Panel on Immutable Infrastructure

    by Manuel Pais on  Mar 22, 2014 1

    “Immutable Infrastructure” is a term that has been increasingly talked about lately among the Ops community. InfoQ reached out to experienced ops engineers to ask them what is the definition and borders of immutable infrastructure as well as its benefits and drawbacks, in particular when compared to current widespread “desired state” configuration management solutions.

  • Monty Taylor and Jim Blair on CI and Test Automation at OpenStack

    by Sai Yang on  Dec 29, 2013

    Monty Taylor and James Blair talk about the build and test challenges they face at OpenStack, and how they managed to tackle them. Managing hundreds of VMs on public clouds, integrating up to 400 commits a day and running thousands of test jobs on them are some of the challenges described.

  • Software Is Eating Your Organizational Silos

    by Luke Kanies on  Oct 09, 2013

    Luke Kanies, CEO of Puppet Labs, discusses how software is taking over what have always been hardware functions, and how that shift is causing dramatic realignments in how people work together.

Docker: Using Linux Containers to Support Portable Application Deployment

Posted by Zef Hemel on  Sep 26, 2013

Docker is an open source tool to run applications inside of a Linux container, a kind of light-weight virtual machine. 2

Interview with Ian Hughes on Virtual Environments and Gaming for Product Development

Posted by Ben Linders on  Aug 05, 2013

Ian Hughes about mixing the physical world and the virtual world: How virtual technology helps people to meet, communicate and collaborate, and how games help us to develop and learn new skills. 1

PaaS Is The Word

Posted by JP Morgenthal on  Nov 29, 2012

This article presents a transition path to Platform-as-a-Service for IT. An exploration of the steps from pre-virtualization or virtualization through selecting and operating a PaaS. 1

The Azul Garbage Collector

Posted by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.

Open Cloud Will Make Business SHINE

Posted by William El Kaim on  Nov 02, 2009

William El Kaim describes an Open Cloud Model driven by an independent user community to define it further. He also defines the SHINE principles for transforming IT into BT (Business Technology). 3

Introduction to Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  May 06, 2009

This article discusses the combination of three ideas, virtualization, service-orientation, and grid computing into a single concept and computing platform concept.

The Emergence of Virtual Service Oriented Grids

Posted by Enrique Castro-Leon&Jackson He&Mark Chang&Parviz Peiravi on  Apr 30, 2009

The confluence of three technologies, (virtualization, service orientation, and grid computing), is explored to create a foundation for re-examining both technical and business system design issues. 2

Beyond Consolidation: Building a Better Development Environment with VMware

Posted by Mak King on  Dec 10, 2008

Virtualization is more than just server consolidation. Advanced virtualization eases management, enhances flexibility, raises network throughput, and improves redundancy and uptime. 4

More Than Just Spin (Up) : Virtualization for the Enterprise and SaaS

Posted by Matthew Porter on  Aug 31, 2008

Cloud services have helped bring virtualization to the forefront. Its full power however, also includes other benefits such as high availability, disaster recovery, and rapid provisioning. 1

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