Wednesday Nov 13, 2013

Infiniband: a highperformance network fabric - Part I

At the OpenWorld this year I managed to chat with interesting people again - one of them answering Infiniband deepdive questions with ease by coffee turned out to be one of Oracle's IB engineers, Ted Kim, who actually actively participates in the Infiniband Trade Association and integrates Oracle solutions with this highspeed network. This is why I love attending OOW. He granted me an hour of his time to talk about IB. 
This post is mostly based on that tech interview, a writeup about how Infiniband improves platform operations. 
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Friday Aug 30, 2013

So, what makes Solaris Zones so cool?

How do you virtualize? Do you emulate virtual machines? Do you partition your servers' hardware? Or do you run a container technology? 

This post is about the third option, a container technology built right into Solaris: Solaris Zones. They are pretty awesome. But what exactly makes Zones so cool?

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Wednesday Jan 09, 2013

How to build a private IaaS cloud platform? - Part II, Virtualisation

This is Part II 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 virtualization technology has to fulfill.

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