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Juniper Launches OpenContrail for Software Defined Networking

by Chris Swan Follow 230 Followers on  Sep 29, 2013

Juniper Networks have launched their software defined networking (SDN) solution OpenContrail using the permissive Apache v2 open source software license. This means that there is now an open source alternative to VMware’s NSX solution for SDN, which was launched last month at VMworld.

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Securing Docker and Containers

by Aslan Brooke  Followers on  Sep 27, 2013 2

Jérôme Petazzoni, senior engineer at dotCloud, examined the progress of security concerning Docker compared with other virtualization and container like technology in his recent blog post "CONTAINERS & DOCKER: HOW SECURE ARE THEY?". Jérôme makes a case for the techniques that secure Docker, in spite of the acknowledgement that improvements are needed.

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VMware Details Networking and Storage Improvements in Drive Towards Software Defined Data Center

by Chris Swan Follow 230 Followers on  Aug 28, 2013

VMware launched new networking and storage capabilities for its Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) at the opening keynote of VMworld 2013, delivering products it promised a year ago.

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Economics of Application Virtualization on AWS

by Saul Caganoff  Followers on  Jun 30, 2013

Most users of Amazon EC2 use the service inefficiently with only a 15% utilization of the infrastructure. The most effective way to use EC2 is by running many applications in large memory reserved instances. James Watters describes how the new architecture of Cloud Foundry uses Linux Control Groups to optimise efficiency and reduce costs by up to a factor of 10.

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How Netflix Deploys Code

by Zef Hemel  Followers on  Jun 13, 2013 3

Netflix deploys a hundred times per day, without the use of Chef or Puppet, without a quality assurance department and without release engineers. To do this, Netflix built an advanced in-house PaaS (Platform as a Service) that allows each team to deploy their own part of the infrastructure whenever they want, however many times they require.

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Docker: Automated and Consistent Software Deployments

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 27, 2013

dotCloud, a PaaS provider, has open sourced Docker, a key component of their platform. Docker is a LinuX Container (LXC) technology augmented with a a high level API providing a lightweight virtualization solution that runs Unix processes in isolation. It provides a way to automate software deployment in a secure and repeatable environment.

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Vagrant Support for Amazon AWS and Rackspace

by Matthias Marschall  Followers on  Mar 08, 2013

HashiCorp's latest addition to support Amazon AWS and Rackspace as providers for Vagrant enables new usage scenarios: for the first time it will be possible to spin up Virtual Machines in the cloud instead of the developer's desktop.

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VMware Strengthens Influence In Configuration Management Tools

by Matthias Marschall  Followers on  Feb 08, 2013

VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.

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Engine Yard Continues Trend of Local Fabric for Public Clouds

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 20, 2012

Last month, platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Engine Yard released a “cloud in a box” that developers can use to test their applications locally before publishing to the public cloud. Multiple cloud providers have now embraced this deployment model as a way to accelerate development while making it easier to try a particular cloud before committing to it.

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Virtualization, Open Source Cloud and PaaS Adoption Numbers

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 04, 2012

Zenoss has conducted a survey among IT operations specialists in order to evaluate virtualization, open source cloud and PaaS adoption. This article contains a digest of the survey results.

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The Software-defined Datacenter Has Arrived

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 30, 2012

VMware and Microsoft provide solutions for software-defined datacenters where all resources – compute, storage, availability, networking and security – are virtualized and automated. This article focuses on the latest additions: virtualized networking and security.

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Network Virtualization Makes its Way to Major Cloud Software Vendors Via Acquisitions

by Daniel Rubio Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 13, 2012

Recent acquisitions by Oracle and VMware accentuate the growing network virtualization market.

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Presentation: Progressive Architectures at the Royal Bank of Scotland

by Michael Stal  Followers on  Jul 06, 2012 2

In their presentation posted at InfoQ systems and data architects Ben Stopford, Farzad Pezeshkpour and Mark Atwell show how RBS leveraged new technologies in their architectures while facing difficult challenges such as regulation, competition and tighter budgets. They also need to cope with stringent technical challenges, for instance with efficiency and scalability.

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Linux Now Runs on Windows Azure

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 09, 2012

Windows Azure now supports 4 flavors of Linux and 5 VM sizes. Microsoft embraces Linux in order to see their cloud computing platform adopted, and promises even more support for other OSes and all programming languages.

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VMware's vFabric Suite Gains Automated Deployment and PostgreSQL Support

by Charles Humble Follow 377 Followers on  May 15, 2012

VMware has today announced VMware vFabric Suite 5.1, adding automated deployment, enterprise open source support, and PostgreSQL capabilities, as well as an expansion to the SQLFire in-memory database.

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