Finally, looks like the “knobs war” is coming to its logical conclusion. In the past 5 years there was a huge hit on the knobs, and by knobs I mean APIs (interfaces) that being exposed by different virtulization/cloud platforms. The “hit” was in particular centered around providing a layer on the top (the MASTER knob) that would provide ability to manipulate through a higher level interface (aggregated/federated knob) the knobs underneath. But with that the announcement of the AWS Management Portal for vCenter it becomes clear that this place is now closed.
Or should I say Ceph in the RedHat ;) I have been working hard on all kinds of interesting and innovative things that I will start sharing on soon, but this one worth discussing first. In my last post SAN vs OpenSource I was discussing the benefits of open source Software Defined Storage (SDS) initiative comparing it to SAN looking at two through the lens of Ceph. Another interesting post that was quite popular (according to the Google Analytics) is Ceph vs Gluster who interesting enough now joined under the RedHat or have they?
In this blog post I would like to discuss SAN (scale-up) vs Scale-out storage but better yet, SAN (proprietary) vs Open Source option available, and why should you care?
Microsoft announces new features for its cloud answer to Amazon EC2 – Windows Azure. While Azure is far away from what giant EC2 has to offer we need to keep in mind that Microsoft is not trying to solve all the problems in the world (unlike EC2 because they can), but only trying to concentrate on making their platform (OS and Virtualization) as well as applications to remain relevant in this rapidly occurring transformation of technologies and workloads into the cloud as well as maturity of progress on the open source side. So here we go…
In this post I would like to expose some of the pain points that you may be experiencing (certainly would like to hear more! If I didn’t cover them all) as you transition your Microsoft SQL based applications into the cloud.
You may already know that SIOS Technology Corp. recently announced DataKeeper Cloud Edition that enables native Microsoft SQL Failover Clustering in EC2 environment within a since Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and between the Availability Zones (AZs).
Is it enough? Continue reading
In case if you missed OpenStack Summit 2013 that took place last week all sessions are going to become available soon! How convenient is that?! In the mean time let’s review the sessions that took place last year that are already available online.