How to Build a Private Cloud Despite it being so easy to just hook into the public cloud by going to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and other public cloud vendors, a private cloud offers a bit more control to your virtualization and automation efforts. Many people have already tried it and posted up how they did it and all of them have mentioned the headaches and migraines that are in store for you. The main reason this is so, is because there is no one set way to build a private cloud, although there are some attempts currently underway to do
Red Hat CloudForms Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Build Clouds Without Limits Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is about delivering self-service infrastructure— which is to say resources like compute, storage, and networking—to users in a managed, governed, and secure way. Many organizations are getting into cloud computing by building a private1 IaaS cloud that lets them maintain more direct control over their infrastructure than would be possible with a public cloud provider—although many are interested in also making use of shared, public resources over time. A complete IaaS product, such as Red Hat CloudForms, can deliver significant advantages to organizations. Such a product allows IT infrastructure teams—
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta Now Available Latest Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization release includes new advanced virtualization management features and industry-leading performance and scalability Mumbai – August 18, 2011 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the release of the Beta of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0, the next-generation version of the company’s end-to-end virtualization solution. With the release of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0 Beta, Red Hat previews new capabilities that build upon its industry-leading scalability and performance for both server virtualization and desktop virtualization use cases. Red
Augmenting Data Backup and Recovery with System-level Protection Download this white paper and learn how system-level protection can help your business keep data secure, available, and organized. File-level recovery on its own, while an important mainstay in data protection best practices, is an incomplete strategy when it comes to meeting today’s stringent recovery time objectives (RTOs) for complete system recovery. Whether it’s a physical or virtual machine, the time necessary to “rebuild” the server stack and re-establish configuration settings can delay actual data recovery. System-level recovery can enhance or even eliminate manual, operator-driven recovery and deliver significant benefits to IT
InstaCompute: Simple & Instant Cloud Computing Overview: InstaCompute is an upcoming cloud solution from Indian Telecom Giant, Tata Communications, provisioning raw computing resources on-demand by offering Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions for cutting edge application development & testing, scalable web applications, cost effective and on –demand computing power whenever, wherever you need it. InstaCompute is competing in a market largely dominated by Amazon & Rackspace, by coming up with computing resources that are cheaper, more flexible, multiple payment options to choose from and an expanding choice of data centers, keeping the global nature of business in perspective.
IT Security is Integral to Cloud Policy Planning You’ve seen the movie version: a crack team of hardened (but lovable) thieves exercise their wits and prowess to break into a super-secure facility in order to steal a computer with data that will put away even worse bad guys and save an orphan or two as a bonus. These movie anti-heroes may be fiction, but the security of such facilities is not. For years, data centers have been constructed to manage and track physical access onto the premises. There is an entire industry around protecting access in the data centers with