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Thoughts Around Service Provider’s Public Cloud Platforms

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Massimo Re Ferre’, Staff Systems Engineer – vCloud Architect Over the last few days there have been a bunch of articles that , all of a sudden, are surprisingly (when you consider the sources) quite pointed in their recognition of how VMware technologies are superior compared to the rest of the market. Well, check out Read more...
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Cloud Architecture Patterns: VM Factory

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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. In my last blog, I wrote about pattern idea from the famous books “Design Pattern” and “A Pattern Language” and how it can be applied to cloud architecture design. Below and in later posts Read more...
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Best Practices for VPU Management

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group I’ve been happily using my servers in Terremark’s vCloud Express environment and thought it might be time to make sure I’m using them efficiently.  One of the benefits of running VM’s out in the cloud is that this is utility computing.  I should be able to add and remove resources Read more...
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Cloud Adoption for SMBs and End Users – Easy and Affordable

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By David Davis Large companies have the ability to absorb IT expenses that cost 3x as much as my house. They have the cash flow and the accountants to depreciate those expenses over time. On the other hand, I have a lot of experience working with medium and small businesses where capital expenditures of just Read more...
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Network and Security Flexibility in Terremark vCloud Express

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group One thing I haven’t spent very much time discussing is the various management options for my virtual network within vCloud Express. As you can see, the Network Page is broken down by Internet Services and Security Services.  Internet services are a collection of tools and setting that help expose servers Read more...
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Cloud Architecture Patterns: Overview

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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. Design patterns have been very popular among software developers since the book by Gang of Four (Enrich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides) in 1995. If you go to an interview for a Read more...
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Impact of vCloud Technologies on Cost of Operations

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group I’m thinking about how vCloud Express changes the way that we work at Sarrel Group.  It’s interesting to look at the evolution of testing, especially virtual machine technology plus all the good cloud stuff. I’ll show you what I mean.  I was configuring a SharePoint 2010 server in my vCloud Read more...
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Understanding Cloudlink by Afore Solutions

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By David Davis On the last day of VMworld 2010 San Francisco in the last 30 minutes that the solutions expo was open, I finally had time to walk around and talk to vendors. However, with limited time, I would quickly walk up to each vendor and ask for their 5 minute "elevator pitch" about Read more...
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The Future of the Operating System 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. An operating system (OS) is a piece of software. It manages the computer hardware and provides common services for various applications. With the rise of cloud computing, people may wonder whether the OS is Read more...