Cloud

Is your company ready for future storage?

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Is your company ready for the future of storage? Are you?EMCWorld session Managing information storage – Trends, Challenges, and Options 2011-2012 discussed some of the recent history of storage management and challenges, and the moved on to vew the future trends and possibilities. The whitepaper (link below) goes into great detail about storage environments, trends, […]

Cloud

EMCWorld – First session down!

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Think about Facebook – you can use it on Windows, Mac, Linux, Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, and any other web enabled device. This is true application as a service, wherever you are, whatever platform you are using, you can use Facebook. On many of these devices, you can install an app to use this software even […]

Oracle

Using Oracle OVM templates in VMware

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I was looking through several of Oracle’s pre-built OVM templates – whole working virtual environments of many of Oracle’s products. I would like to use these templates as a starting point for some work I am doing, but need to use it in VMware, so the question is, how do I do it. I started […]

Cloud

Definition of Cloud Computing

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We have heard a lot about cloud computing recently, but what exactly is it? After a lot of sales pitches, and various lingo thrown around, I finally found this article (http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/cloud-def-v15.doc) that breaks it down into these 5 key items: On-demand self-service Broad network access Resource pooling Rapid elasticity Measured Service If you have started […]

Virtual

VMWare OVFtool to deploy templates from command line

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I found reference to VMwares OVFTool at http://blog.hviidnet.com/?p=134 and was interested because of my testing with Avamar VMDK backups. The Avamar process uses a VM that is deployed as an OVA file to proxy the VMDK backups. If multiple backups/restores are needed, you can simply spin up more proxies. Below is an example that I […]

Virtual

Client Virtualization Strategy

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I have been thinking lately about how to virtualize our client base to make them more manageable and flexible while making them more reliable at the same time. I was looking at various VDI and application virtualization solutions but needed a big picture to present to our management to show a complete solution. For licensing […]