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Getting to Know vCloud (Part II)

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group Previously, I wrote about my experimentation with Terremark’s vCloud Express.  I found it insanely easy to create a VM from one of Terremark’s templates.  Yet, as we know, simply creating VM’s isn’t the end of the story. I had a bunch of false starts trying to connect directly to my Read more...
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Tipping Points: the Social Aspect of Cloud Computing

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. Many people already know the book “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.” According to the author Malcolm Gladwell, tipping points are “the levels at which the momentum for change Read more...
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Evolve or Die: Sys Admins and the Public Cloud

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By David Davis A few years back most enterprise infrastructure administrators and designers were grasping to fully visualize the ramifications that server, application, desktop, network, and storage virtualization would have on their datacenters. Today, many of those same enterprise administrators have become champions of virtualization. Now they are now facing a new technology wave that Read more...
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Thoughts on VMworld 7.0 and Virtualization 2.0

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Massimo Re Ferre’  Staff Systems Engineer – vCloud Architect Yes that's right, it’s the 7th year of VMworld. The event started years back as a small gathering of a few hundreds geeks. At least this is what VMware was expecting, in fact almost 1,500 individuals showed up in San Diego in 2004 for the inaugural Read more...
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Getting to Know vCloud

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group Lately I’ve been experimenting with vCloud as it is offered through Terremark. Although I’ve been testing software on virtual machines since 1999, this is my first foray into running VM’s in the cloud.  And I love it. I spend most of my day testing software for reviews on blogs, websites, Read more...
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Intercloud vs. Internet: What’s Missing in Cloud Computing?

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. As more and more clouds go live, it’s time to think about how they will need to interconnect and interact. InterCloud is a new terminology coined for cloud computing after Internet for networking. Vint Read more...
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Vertically Complete Systems with Data Openness: IT’s Next Big Trend?

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. IBM recently announced its re-organization around its software and hardware business units. The previously separate business units were merged together as one – the Systems and Software Group led by the former software chief Read more...
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A Big Cloud Challenge: Cross Stack Portability

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D This entry was reposted from DoubleCloud.org, a blog for architects and developers on virtualization and cloud computing. When you think of portability in cloud computing, you think of how to move applications code, data, and workloads. These are mostly horizontal movements within the same level of software stacks – from one Read more...