Articles tagged with virtualization
A really interesting discussion has been going on in the LinkedIn IT Architect group. If you aren't a member of the group, I highly recommend you join. The question that fired off the discussion was, "Is 'the cloud' just another name for a hosted / out-sourced (web application) service? If not …
"…when things ‘just happen,’ they often are not designed for ease or efficiency."
Although ESG's white paper "The Context and Value of a Fully Virtualized Storage Infrastructure" is a bit outdated (Nov 2009), many of the concepts are still relevant. These are exactly the sorts of things I have to …
ReadWriteWeb is highlighting the recent hubbub around the fact that IT staffs aren't shrinking despite the rapid adoption of cloud computing. It's always been assumed that outsourcing IT infrastructure would result in reductions in IT staffing. Although that is still generally assumed to be the future, recent studies have shown …
Behold, the benefits of virtualization!
I spent most of the evening preparing to move a few websites. I decided to do
some benchmarking just to see what sort of improvement I was getting from the new
server setup. Although the old server didn't feel slow when browsing sites, the
Although this process is well documented on the Ubuntu community site, I decided to take notes of the exact steps that I took so that I wouldn't have to fumble through that long document next time. I'm installing the tools in a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04.2 LTS …
The Influences Driving Virtualization is a new white paper from the guys at ReadWriteWeb. I recently downloaded and read through it. If you're curious about virtualization, but aren't sure about giving up your contact info to ReadWriteWeb, here are some notes about what you'll find after you download.
"Organizations that …
In vCenter Chargeback version 1.6, VMware added the ability to define a pricing matrix for virtual machines in a virtual data center (vDC). A pricing matrix associates a fixed cost with the virtual machine based on the number of allocated vCPUs and RAM. If you're implementing a bundle-based pricing …
Oracle announced the release of VirtualBox 4.0.4 today. This maintenance release addresses many bugs experienced by hosts of all operating systems. You can find a full list of fixes and additions in the Changelog.
I use VirtualBox on both my Macs for my various testing needs. If you've …
Oracle's VirtualBox 3.2.10 was released today. This another maintenance release for 3.2 that includes a wide variety of bug fixes. Check out the Changelog for more details.
I use VirtualBox on both my Macs for my various testing needs. If you've got a favorite desktop virtualization program …