Cloud Architecture Patterns: Service VM

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By Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Provide an easy way to provision new infrastructure and application services for a computing cloud Category Behavioral Problem To run a large-scale computing infrastructure, you will need many different types of services, including compute, storage, and networking, among others. After virtualization has successfully detached compute from the physical hardware, Read more...

Cloud Architecture Patterns: VM Pipeline

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Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Provide a configurable structure for modularized information processing Category Structural Problem Complicated data processing involves many distinctive and repetitive steps. Each of these steps can be mapped to a software module that is independently developed and assembled for particular cases of data processing. Given the elastic nature of cloud computing, Read more...

Moving to the Cloud with Virtacore vCloud Express

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group I’m going to be moving my test platforms from Terremark to Virtacore where I will still be running the vCloud Express platform.  This is actually sort of cool that VMware takes the vCloud Express offering and helps multiple cloud providers bring it to market.  So while I’m sure that some Read more...

SkyTap is Making Cloud an Affordable Reality

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By David Davis This week I interviewed Sundar Raghavan, CMO at SkyTap. At the end of his demonstration of the SkyTap public cloud, I was highly impressed in the ease of use, affordability, and practicality of their offering. There are really an unlimited number of use cases. In this article, I'll explain how the SkyTap Read more...