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QuBell Blog: DevOps Hierarchy Of Needs By Stan Klimoff People often ask how Qubell is different from Chef, Puppet, OpenShift, Docker, Heat, Ansible, Mesos, Kubernetes or some other hip product du jour. Like any comparison of apples to oranges, the answer involves a surprisingly deep investigation into botanical conventions, differences between cultivars and species, and even a venture into dangerous waters of “what is fruit, really?”. Intellectually stimulating, but not that useful from the nutritional standpoint. However, over time it became clear that it is much easier to phrase the question differently. The right question is “I got Chef/Puppet/etc, what’s next?” So I raise you the following model (dibs on the name “Klimow’s Pyramid”): [continued] Learn more about Qubell An Exclusive Interview with Stan Klimoff SYS-CON Events announced today that Qubell has been named... (more)

GridFS and MongoDB: Pros and Cons

GridFS looks like a great idea on paper - a virtual filesystem held within MongoDB which allows for larger than 16MB files to be held, synced and replicated. It's very tempting when architecting your solutions to want to consider using GridFS. It appears to be able to take on the problem of storing many thousands or millions of files without consuming file-system resources where there are often hard limits on the number of file names. It also seems to allow for massive files to be stored without any obvious downsides. It is important, though, to know what GridFS is under the hoo... (more)

Convirture Collaborates with Eucalyptus Systems for Private Clouds

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 activities. As open source-based private clouds become more widely deploye... (more)

Convirture Brings Open Source-Based VM & Cloud Management to VMware

IT and data center managers looking for a single tool to manage all current and future virtual and cloud infrastructures, including those based on KVM, Xen, OpenStack, Amazon EC2 and now VMware, are invited to try the beta of the new version of ConVirt Enterprise Cloud - the virtual and cloud management software from Convirture. Beta of the new ConVirt Enterprise Cloud is available at http://www.convirture.com/contact.php. ConVirt is used by IT professionals worldwide to manage virtual data centers and cloud infrastructures. This new version adds VMware to the list of supporte... (more)

WebRTC Summit at Cloud Expo Agenda Announced

Click here to follow ▸@WebRTCSummit Registration for  the First International WebRTC Summit (@WebRTCSummit) is now open. WebRTC Summit will take place Nov 6-7, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) is an open source project supported by Google, Mozilla and Opera that aims to enable browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat, and P2P file sharing without plugins. Its mission is "To enable rich, high quality, RTC applications to be developed in the browser via simple Javascript APIs and HTML5." Register... (more)

New ConVirt Enterprise with Hyper-V Cluster Management and Live Migration

Convirture added support for Hyper-V to its multi-virtualization, multi-cloud management software in January 2014 and got an overwhelmingly positive response. But, then it found requests started pouring in to support Hyper-V clusters because Microsoft has done such a good job of making clustering easy for its users and there is so much of it deployed. Now four months later, ConVirt software adds support for Hyper-V clusters as well as live migration. In addition, the latest release of ConVirt incorporates support for Virtual Private Clouds on Amazon EC2. There are two big benefits... (more)