Cloud Architecture Patterns: App VM

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Provide packaged software stack as Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform for running applications Category Behavioral  As Known As PaaS VM Motivation We all know the three different types of cloud services from Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), PaaS, to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). If you want to leverage PaaS, you have to choose one of the PaaS Read more...

vCloud Express: Step by Step

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By David Davis In my post Cloud Adoption for SMBs and End Users – Easy and Affordable, I talked about how it makes perfect sense that SMBs move to the cloud. vCloud Express, offered by a number of providers, is an ideal service for SMBs (and enterprises alike) because it's quick, easy, and pay-as-you-go on Read more...

Cloud Architecture Patterns: Façade VM

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Provide a single point of contact for a large-scale system consisting of many virtual machines so that they are viewed as one giant VM from outside Category Structural As Known As Giant VM Motivation When a system becomes big, you need multiple VMs to support the workload. For ease of Read more...

Cloud Architecture Patterns: Stateless VM

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Ensure a virtual machine does not carry a permanent state so that it can be easily provisioned, migrated, and managed in the cloud. Also Known As Disposable VM Category Behavioral Motivation Virtualization is the cornerstone for cloud computing, especially at the infrastructure level. With many virtual machines created, managing them Read more...

Cloud Architecture Patterns: Aspectual Centralization

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Separate concerns in large scales computing by leveraging different types of services in the cloud Category Behavioral Motivation The history of computing reveals different eras starting from mainframe to client/server to Web computing. With mainframes, computing is contained within the boundary of a mainframe. With client/server and web computing we Read more...

Two Men and a Cloud – Start Packing!

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By David Davis Fellow vExpert, Jon Owings, is a friend of mine who runs a website called "2 VCPs and a Truck" and he goes by @2VCPs on Twitter. Jon's website has good how-to articles for VMware vSphere Admins but I think there is more to his site name than just a joke. If you Read more...

Cloud Architecture Patterns: VM Pool

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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. Intent Provide a mechanism to fast provision virtual machines (VMs) and manage their lifecycles by maintaining a pool of virtual machines. Category Creational Motivation Virtual machines can be expensive to create. It takes several Read more...