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Economics of Cloud Computing – A Different Angle

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Massimo Re Ferre’, Staff Systems Engineer – vCloud Architect A homonym (and anonymous) friend of mind I used to work with in a previous IT life sent me a document exploring cloud economics from slightly different angle than usual. We often talk about this topic in the scope of elasticity, CAPEX vs. OPEX, PAYG (pay Read more...
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Cloud Architecture Patterns: VM Template

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By Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Standardize new virtual machine provisioning with templates Category: Creational pattern Problem It’s been a pain to create new virtual machines with the right software installed and configured properly. You can always use tools like KickStart to automatically install the operating system and then install other software as needed. But Read more...
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Testing Virtacore vCloud Express Beta

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Matthew D. Sarrel, Sarrel Group I’ve been playing around with the newly unveiled beta of vCloud Express from Virtacore for about a week now and this is some pretty cool stuff. I can’t really do all that much right now because the beta doesn’t offer the full functionality that the service will have, but there’s Read more...
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Cloud Architecture Patterns: Cloud Broker

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By Steve Jin, VMware R&D Intent Provide a single point of contact and management for multiple cloud service providers and maximize the benefits of leveraging multiple external clouds. Category Structural Motivation When you are buying and selling stocks or other securities, you hire a broker to execute the trade on your behalf. One reason for Read more...