Virtualization has been widely accepted as a technique to conserve resources.
Virtualization is the process of running a guest operating system on a
virtual machine, which is created in a virtualizer running on the host
operating system. Large companies do not have to install 100 different host
computers for its employees as they may create 100 different virtual machines
running different guest operating systems on a single host computer.
VMware is one of the main vendors of Linux virtualization solutions. VMware
Player may be used to run 32-bit and 64-bit Linux operating systems including
openSUSE, RHEL 5, and Ubuntu. VMware also offers Virtual Appliances, which
are prebuilt software solutions comprising of virtual machine/s. Virtual
Appliances are available for Ubuntu, Red Hat and openSUSE, though an
appliance for the latest versions may not be available. For the l... (more)
CloudOpen 2014 – Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Here’s the presentation I gave at the Linux Foundation’s CloudOpen in
Dusseldorf on October 13, 2014 titled Mixing Your Open Source Cloud Cocktail
Add two parts virtualization, one part orchestration add a little networking
shake and pour. Unfortunately cloud computing isn’t that easy but then
again not all clouds are the same and tastes may vary.
This talk will discuss how the varying open source technologies like
OpenStack, Docker, LXC and others can be mixed together to make something
that appeals to the needs of a wide variety of users.
There’s also no problem in abstaining from building your own cloud but
still benefiting from the open source tooling to maximize the benefits of the
Slide deck here
Containerization Is More than the New Virtualization
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Docker offers a new, lightweight approach to application portability.
Applications are shipped using a common container format and managed with a
high-level API. Their processes run within isolated namespaces that abstract
the operating environment independently of the distribution, versions,
network setup, and other details of this environment.
This "containerization" has often been nicknamed "the new virtualization."
But containers are more than lightweight virtual machines. Beyond their
smaller footprint, shorter boot times, and higher consolidation factors, they
also bring a lot of new features and use cases that were not possible with
classical virtual machines.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Jerom... (more)
It took Novell more than two days after the announcement that it's being
bought for its chief marketing officer John Dragoon to say on the company's
web site that Novell's Unix copyrights will stay with Novell.
God knows it wasn't answering the phone.
What Dragoon says still means control passes to Attachmate's owners and it is
still unclear what control Microsoft has over them - considering the
acquisition seems to have Microsoft's fingerprints all over it - or how
interested Attachmate might be in preserving those rights against SCO, whose
case still exists.
Oral argument in its appeal of the jury decision award Unix ownership to
Novell will be heard January 20.
Convirture, maker of Linux and open source-based virtualization management
software, has partnered with Eucalyptus Systems, creators of the leading
independent private cloud platform, to deliver enterprise-grade private cloud
management capabilities to Eucalyptus users and customers. The agreement
calls for the two companies to work together to integrate ConVirt 2.0
Enterprise with Eucalyptus open source software and Eucalyptus Enterprise
Edition (EE) , as well as cooperate on sales, marketing and support
As open source-based private clouds become more widely deployed in enterprise
data centers, the need increases for a sophisticated management toolset.
ConVirt 2.0 Enterprise provides Eucalyptus private cloud users with
management capabilities that were previously only available on closed-source
ConVirt software manages virtual and private-c... (more)
Red Hat, Inc. and IBM have announced that they have joined hands to expand
the open source KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) ecosystem through joint
solutions targeting the enterprise. They plan on pooling their resources
together to develop cloud management interfaces and virtualization management
APIs that will address cloud, datacenter automation, virtual storage and
networking, virtualization security and virtual appliance management. They
also intend to cultivate a community of users among third-party
virtualization vendors. The APIs will be used in their respective management
products, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager, IBM Director
and Tivoli software.
The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization is built on KVM and is touted as a less
expensive open source alternative to proprietary virtualization products like
VMware's vSphere. It allows for b... (more)
Managing the complexities of physical and virtual computing assets, plus
public, private and hybrid clouds will be the topic of a session by Arsalan
Farooq, CEO of Convirture, at the Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, California, next
"Managing Complexity: The Next Great Frontier for Cloud Computing" will cover
the transition from virtual to cloud computing, along with managing the mix
of physical, virtual and cloud resources. The session is Thursday, November
10 at 2:45 p.m.
Farooq founded Convirture in 2007 to help organizations effectively manage
open source virtualization platforms.
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley takes place in Santa Clara from November 7-10 and
is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees.
"Because cloud computing brings potential issues such as complexity,
fragmentation and workload management, IT managers need a unified way to
manage everythin... (more)
Convirture has released updates to its ConVirt Enterprise and ConVirt
Enterprise Cloud software that is used by organizations worldwide to manage
virtual and cloud infrastructures based on KVM and Xen hypervisors. The
updates to ConVirt Enterprise and ConVirt Enterprise Cloud include additional
features that enable IT managers to effectively manage their virtual data
centers, as well as usability enhancements that make the software even easier
to deploy and use.
In addition to virtual machine management, ConVirt Enterprise provides
advanced automation features including high availability, dynamic workload
management, and backup and restore. ConVirt Enterprise Cloud delivers public,
private, and hybrid cloud management, side-by-side with traditional
virtualized infrastructure management.
"Customers worldwide have deployed ConVirt Enterprise and ConVirt Enterprise
The data center and telecom networks that clouds depend on for new
revenue-generating services cost more than they bring in according to Intel.
So the chipmaker is throwing its considerable weight behind Software-Defined
Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), which it says
will bring down the cost of network acquisition and management by separating
the hardware from the software.
Those capex and opex costs include reducing the size of data center and the
power needed to run it. Verizon has apparently dabbled in the technology and
saved 90% on the time it takes to deploy and 50%-60% on capex and opex.
Intel has three reference designs built around standard x86 servers and
programmable switches that it'll be offering to OEMs to deploy and manage a
virtualized networking infrastructure via SDN that it says will "radically"
lower costs - mostly beca... (more)
VMware has sold off its partially open source Zimbra messaging and
collaboration assets to Telligent, which means to merge with Zimbra to form a
new software company offering what it called "the first unified social
collaboration suite built for the post-PC era." Terms were not disclosed.
Apparently the new reconstituted Zimbra will get an undisclosed amount of
funding from Intel Capital, NXT Capital Venture Finance, BDCA, Hall Financial
Group and VMware to combine Zimbra's comprehensive messaging and
collaboration solutions with Telligent's social community, collaboration and
The new company will be led by an integrated management team under Telligent
CEO Patrick Brandt.
VMware described the financial impact of the divestiture as "immaterial" and
said it was already included in its 2013 guidance. It said the sale completes
the "divestitures as... (more)
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WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by
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A survey by TokBox found that the WebRTC adoption rate among small
organizations is growing quickly where over 25% of developers say it is
important for their work.
WebRTC Summit will feature two full days of technical... (more)