Thursday Jan 03, 2013

How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part I, Servers

This is Part I of the series "How to build a private IaaS cloud platform?", elaborating about the platform requirements to face when building a multipurpose Infrastructure as a Service platform.

In this post we are looking into the requirements the chosen servers have to fulfill.

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How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Main Post

I had the chance to give talks about evaluating the requirements for, and building private IaaS cloud platforms.

Often I was explained the following situation: A corporate manager went to OpenWorld, a local Oracle Day or a Virtualization Day, and has seen everywhere that cloud platforms are the future. As a good businessman, he wants to benefit from the new wave and wants you, the system administrator/datacenter engineer/platform architecht to build an Infrastructure as a Service platform to provide virtual environments for your internal or external customers. What do you do? Allow me to point out some of the requirements and considerations.   

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Monday Jun 18, 2012

Summary of the Solaris 11 webcast's livechat QnA session

This is a followup post to the previous summary on the "What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch" webcast. That webcast has had a chatroom for a live Questions and Answers session running. I went through the archive of those and compiled a list of some of the (IMHO) most relevant and most frequently asked questions, I'd like to share. This is the first part, covering the QnA of Session I and II of the webcast, in a followup post we can have a look of the rest of the sessions if required - let me know in the comments. Also, should you have questions, as usual, feel free to ask those there too. [Read More]

Thursday Feb 16, 2012

Shall I use Zones or LDOMs?

We get the question of choosing between the virtualization technologies ldoms (OVM for SPARC) and zones a lot. In this post we intend to clarify the differences and their cooperation. [Read More]

Sunday Oct 09, 2011

The SPARC T4 servers are here!

This post highlights the features of the very freshly released SPARC T4 CPU and the servers built around it: 

Just like Solaris 11 was greatly influenced by the community's requests, the T4 has been designed based on listening to customer feedback about previous (T2+, T3) processors: 

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