Monthly Archives: Oktober 2015

3 Myths of OpenStack Distros: Myth #1 – They’re all the same

As OpenStack gains acceptance and adoption, enterprises and other users are searching for the best way to make use of it. The OpenStack market is home to numerous distributions, or distros, including our popular pure-play distribution, called Mirantis OpenStack. When … Continue reading

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When in Beijing: Mirantis and UCloud form Chinese OpenStack company

When IBM agreed to let the Chinese government have a look at some of its source code in a secured room under tight security, the OpenStack Foundation’s Mark Collier tweeted, “Full disclosure: we let the chinese government view the OpenStack … Continue reading

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Rackspace expands on OpenStack Magnum with Carina Containers as a Service

One persistent vision of the cloud is of “instant-on” computing. It’s one of the reasons that cloud — the ability to simply request computing resources and have them magically appear — first took off, and it’s one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Carrier-Grade Mirantis OpenStack (the Mirantis NFV Initiative), Part 1: Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

The Mirantis NFV initiative aims to create an NFV ecosystem for OpenStack, with validated  hardware at the bottom; hardened, configurationally-optimized OpenStack as a platform in the middle, and validated VNFs and other NFV software and application components at the top. … Continue reading

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VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster Best Practices White Paper

VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 introduced the concept of a stretched cluster which allows the Virtual SAN customer to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. A technical white paper about the Virtual SAN stretched … Continue reading

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VMware Virtual SAN Stretched Cluster Best Practices White Paper

VMware Virtual SAN 6.1 introduced the concept of a stretched cluster which allows the Virtual SAN customer to configure two geographically located sites, while synchronously replicating data between the two sites. A technical white paper about the Virtual SAN stretched … Continue reading

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Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 2

In Part 1, I covered traditional segmentation options. Here, I introduce VMware NSX Distributed Firewall for micro-segmentation, showing step-by-step how it can be deployed in an existing vSphere environment. Now, I have always wanted a distributed firewall. Never understood why … Continue reading

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New KB articles published for week ending 10/24/15

Virtual Disk Development KitRunning Backup or Restore commands using using Virtual Disk Development Kit on an ESXi host on vmdk files with a size equal or a multiple of 2TB fails with the error: ESXMapperGetPhysicalMapping:Failed to get physical mapping (2135503) … Continue reading

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Stretching the OpenStack Envelope: Citrix and Mirantis

Back in May, Mirantis and Citrix re-formalized their long-standing collaboration, issuing a press release to the effect that they were joining each others’ partner programs (Mirantis Unlocked and Citrix Ready, respectively) and undertaking an ambitious joint validation roadmap — creating … Continue reading

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Getting Started with VMware NSX Distributed Firewall – Part 1

Who saw it coming that segmentation would be a popular term in 2015?!? Gartner analyst Greg Young was almost apologetic when he kicked off the Network Segmentation Best Practices session at the last Gartner Security Summit. As a professional with … Continue reading

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