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Join Us at Cloud Hackers!

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jclouds project founder Adrian Cole, famous for a star turn in his recent video talking about using Cargo to automate app deployment to vCloud Express, sends us notes from time to time on cloud discussions that we want to share with our vCloud blog fans.   Cloud Hackers Our cloud hackers dinner in San Francisco Read more...

Bringing Your VM Back Home to the Enterprise

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We all like the idea running virtual machines at the service providers’ data centers. What happens when you want to move those virtual machines back behind the enterprise firewall? You need to consider that case when you consider using public cloud services. It’s much harder today than it should be. Service providers should make this Read more...

Don’t Fear the Cloud

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By Massimo Re Ferre’, Staff Systems Engineer – vCloud Architect I have been working in IT for about 15 years now, nine of which I have spent working with customers to get the maximum out of VMware enterprise technologies in the x86 space. I have always said that virtualization has been a cornerstone in this Read more...

What is REST?

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By Michael Haines, Sr. vCloud Architect (Security) REST stands for "Representational State Transfer", which just serves to make things less clear, I think! So, instead of trying to dissect what this means, let us consider a simple web based application, something you do everyday. 1. (client) User goes to the home page and clicks a Read more...

Movement of Co-location Facilities to the IaaS Cloud Services Business (part 2 of 3)

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By Mark Hill, Chairman, Bluelock As server technology becomes more and more important to the health of a company, we are seeing a shift to moving a company’s servers to outside buildings designed specifically to house servers.  These are known as co-location facilities.  These facilities have security, power, cooling and Internet access to keep them Read more...

Operating System Independence in the Cloud

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Datacenters today are hodgepodges of architectural, technology, vendor, and management decisions made incrementally over time. At the bottom of these series of decisions is the operating system. There are quite possibly scores of versions of operating systems in any large computing environment. As organizations look to public clouds for pilot projects in test and development Read more...