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OpenStack Lab on VMware Workstation – Getting Started

One of the hot topics these days is OpenStack. When I say hot topic, I should really say that it’s a fast-growing ecosystem which has been, and will continue to gain traction in the cloud infrastructure world. What makes OpenStack very interesting to me, and to many others in the virtualization community is that it can become a part of our …

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2013 Predictions in Virtualization and Server Technology

Well folks, it’s that time of year. Usually people are putting together their best of 2012 stuff now, but I’m taking the different tactic and putting myself out there to predict some changes which will come in 2013. The usual disclaimer: As with any predictions, these are my own and have no basis on NDA content, inside knowledge nor do …

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Why VXLAN is Awesome, and Why it May Not Be

If you’re not already familiar with VXLAN, you should get to know it. VXLAN (acronym for Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) is fast becoming the hottest new discussion item for Cloud service design. What is VXLAN? VXLAN technology overlays a virtualized Layer 2 on top of a Layer 3 network allowing the extension of Layer 2 traffic between physical segments. …

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DiscoPosse Review: Cloud Architecture Patterns – Bill Wilder

This book is a great read for any Systems Developer, Systems Admin and technology lover alike. Bill Wilder has presented a great level of detail which could be regarded as 101 to 301 all in the same guide. The book does require understanding of cloud services and general concepts but as the chapters follow a very natural flow you will …