Group Based Policy (GBP) provides declarative abstractions for achieving scalable intent-based infrastructure automation within OpenStack. In this session, users will access a GBP + Neutron setup and have a tour through the most common use cases, including but not limited to policy-driven application life cycle management and advanced service chain deployment. Users will learn how… Continue reading OpenStack: Group Based Policy Hands-on Lab
Cisco Innovators: Emerging Tech Evangelist
Cisco Innovators: Emerging Technology Evangelist There is a lab at Cisco where you might find someone controlling a robot, building a Lego prototype, and flying a drone after driving trucks across Europe with Oculus Rift. It’s somewhat of a tinkerer’s workshop, and that’s where you’ll find emerging technology evangelist Ben Varghese building and testing rapid… Continue reading Cisco Innovators: Emerging Tech Evangelist
vNEST: Home Lab Upgrade, enter the vSAN!
Ever since VMware introduced VSAN, I’ve been anxious to test it out, deploy it in my lab and see what it does and how it functions. Few months ago one of my Dell Poweredge 1950 GenIII server died so I was considering upgrading my home virtualization lab anyway… if you are like me, we just need… Continue reading vNEST: Home Lab Upgrade, enter the vSAN!
VMware vSphere 5.1 vMotion Architecture, Performance and Best Practices
A series of tests were conducted at VMware Performance labs to investigate and compare the performance implications of vSphere 5.1 vMotion over the proven vMotion and Storage vMotion technologies in various scenarios including the migration of a database server and an in-memory application. In addition, live migration tests were performed over metro area network scenarios.… Continue reading VMware vSphere 5.1 vMotion Architecture, Performance and Best Practices
Coalfire Establishes the VMware Compliance Lab
Today, Coalfire Systems, Inc. announced that it has established the VMware Compliance Lab, a center of excellence and that designs, tests and promotes IT security best practices and audit guidelines for virtualized computing environments. The VMware Compliance Lab, housed in Coalfire’s Seattle office, provides partners and end users with the information and tools they need… Continue reading Coalfire Establishes the VMware Compliance Lab
The vNEST: Home Virtualization Lab, Part 2
This will be part 2 of the building home virtualization lab blog I wrote couple of years ago. I haven’t had much time over the past few months to write due to a very busy work and family schedule. In addition to that, I went through a few VCP certification exams and also in that… Continue reading The vNEST: Home Virtualization Lab, Part 2
Gale Technologies Announces Next Generation Automation Software, GaleForce 6.0
Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation software solutions that power Infrastructure as a Service for labs, enterprises, and service providers, announced the general availability of the next major release of its flagship automation product, GaleForce 6.0. The GaleForce software is used across multiple IT environments to quickly and reliably build private and hybrid… Continue reading Gale Technologies Announces Next Generation Automation Software, GaleForce 6.0
AMD Replaces Disk with Solid-State Arrays in Performance Lab for Virtualized Database Benchmarking
Today WhipTail, maker of high-performance, cost-effective solid-state storage arrays, announced that AMD’s (NYSE: AMD) System Optimization Engineering Department has replaced 480 15K spinning drives with WhipTail solid-state storage arrays. The move will help eliminate slow response times associated with traditional storage arrays. The department chose the WhipTail array because of its flexibility and versatility in… Continue reading AMD Replaces Disk with Solid-State Arrays in Performance Lab for Virtualized Database Benchmarking