22 April 2014
Most IT vendors agree that more extensive use of automation and orchestration in today’s data centers are beneficial to customers. The vendors may vary in their approach to providing this automation and orchestration—some may prefer to do it in software (VMware would be one of these, along with other software companies like Microsoft and Red Hat), while others want to do it in hardware. There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach, naturally, and customers need to evaluate the various solutions against their own requirements to find the best fit.
16 April 2014
Last week while attending the CloudStack Collaboration Conference in my home city of Denver, I had a bit of a realization. I wanted to share it here in the hopes that it might serve as an encouragement for others out there.
8 April 2014
Welcome to Technology Short Take #40. The content is a bit light this time around; I thought I’d give you, my readers, a little break. Hopefully there’s still some useful and interesting stuff here. Enjoy!
21 March 2014
Some time ago, I introduced you to the idea of Linux network namespaces, and provided an overview of some of the commands needed to interact with network namespaces. In this post, I’ll follow up on that post with some additional information on using network namespaces with other types of network interfaces.
17 March 2014
In this post, I’m going to talk about a way to modify QCOW2-based images without having to boot up a full-blown virtual machine based on the image. I found this process while trying to change the behavior of cloud-init on the official Ubuntu cloud images from Canonical.
12 March 2014
Welcome to part 11 of the Learning NSX blog series, in which I provide a high-level overview of the basics on integrating VMware NSX into an OpenStack deployment using OpenStack Neutron. In case you’re just now catching up on this blog series, I encourage you to visit my Learning NVP/NSX page, which has a brief summary of all the posts in the series.
11 March 2014
If you’ve been following trends in the “cloud” world, you’ve probably heard of Docker. In this post I’m going to provide a quick introduction to Docker, which might be helpful if you’re wondering what Docker is and why it’s garnered so much attention.
7 March 2014
Welcome to Technology Short Take #39, in which I share a random assortment of links, articles, and thoughts from around the world of data center-related technologies. I hope you find something useful—or at least something interesting!
27 February 2014
Welcome to part 10 of the Learning NSX blog series, in which I will walk through adding an NSX service node to your NSX configuration.
26 February 2014
Welcome to part 9 in the Learning NVP/NSX blog series, in which I’ll discuss adding a gateway service to a logical network.