The philosophy of clustering vs HA

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IBM’s Massimo Re Ferre’ with another long thought-piece on the philosophical differences between traditional custering (application- and OS-dependent, complicated) with approaches like VI3’s High Availability (HA) (treats workload as a virtual appliance, simpler). Massimo works directly with customers, so although he recognizes that paradigms are changing, he looks at the strength and weaknesses of both Read more...

Building the home lab: VMguru

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Scott Herold over at the newly revivified VMguru is laying out his home lab setup for us post by post. Make sure you have plenty of power! VMGuru Lab, Coming Soon VMGuru Lab: Network Infrastructure Needless to say, I was able to power through with minimal cursing and no thrown or kicked components. What ended Read more...

Ask the Expert: Green Storage for the Enterprise Data Center

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Over at VMworld.com they have just started the second "Ask the Expert" session, this time featuring Larry Aszmann, CTO of Compellent Technologies. You can view Larry’s presentation online, and then Larry has promised to stick around for a few weeks to answer your questions. [Update: just finished watching Larry’s presentation and it’s very interesting. It’s Read more...

Kusnetzky on virtualization velocity and (r)evolution

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Dan Kusnetzky, who has a blog here: Virtually Speaking on ZDNet, has written a number of thought pieces with his consulting/analyst hat over here: Recent Publications from the Kusnetzky Group at his website. He’s usually exploring the interface between the technology of virtualization and operationalization in a business process. I like this recent one: Virtualization: Read more...

Green data center, green campus

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I’m working on my Facebook account last night (look for more VMware-related activity there; come on by!) when I hear "virtualization" and "data center" on the TV. That’s unusual enough that my ears perk up and I reach for the Tivo remote to get the whole thing. Turns out PG&E has launched a new site, Read more...