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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Wednesday May 16, 2012

Summary: What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch?

There was a great online forum titled: Solaris 11: What's new since the launch? last week, and it has brought quite an amount of update and information about what indeed is going on on the Solaris 11 roadmap and how Solaris interacts and extends other products.For the ones lacking the time to watch the videos, this is an attempt for a summary. [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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