Showing posts with label virtualization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label virtualization. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Red Hat Updates its Kernel-based Virtual Machine

Red Hat updated its Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM)-powered virtualization platform for both Linux- and Windows-based workloads.

Red Hat Virtualization 4 includes both a high-performing hypervisor (Red Hat Virtualization Host) and a web-based virtualization resource manager (Red Hat Virtualization Manager) for management of an enterprise’s virtualization infrastructure. Specifically, Red Hat Virtualization 4 introduces new and enhanced capabilities around:


  • Performance and extensibility
  • Management and automation
  • Support for OpenStack and Linux containers
  • Security and reliability
  • Centralized networking through an external, third-party API
  • Performance and Extensibility


“While virtualization remains a key underpinning for the modern datacenter, customer needs are rapidly evolving to demand more than simply virtualizing traditional workloads. Modern virtualization platforms need to address these standard scenarios while making way for the emergence of virtualized containers and cloud computing, key aspects that Red Hat Virtualization can address in an open, extensible fashion," stated Gary Chen, research manager, Software Defined Compute, IDC.

http://www.redhat.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Delphix Names Chris Cook as CEO

Delphix, a start-up offering a data virtualization software engine that installs as a virtual machine on any supported hypervisor , appointed Chris Cook as president and chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors. Founding CEO Jedidiah Yueh will transition to executive chairman and focus on continued innovation in the Delphix platform, strategy, vision, and key customer and partner relationships.

Most recently, Cook served as president and chief operating officer of New Relic, a software analytics leader, where he spent over four years scaling the company's operations, leading to a successful IPO in 2014. Prior to New Relic, Cook spent four years as corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA Technologies' application performance management division and held sales leadership positions at Quest Software and BMC Software.

Delphix recently released 5.0, the next major evolution of its flagship product, enabling customers to easily secure and mask sensitive data before migration to the cloud, and extending the platform to IBM DB2 databases and multi-node Oracle EBS deployments.
"Although we've grown quickly over the last seven years, we've only scratched the surface of the opportunity. Continuing to scale at this level really becomes a matter of talent," said Yueh.

http://www.delphix.com

Monday, March 7, 2016

Video: Apps, Virtualization, Security and the Cloud

Art Gilliland, CEO of Skyport Systems, discusses Application, Virtualization, Security and the Cloud at RSA 2016.

When you think about isolating applications or workloads, you want to be able to put security around them. Virtualization gives you a compartment to do that. But companies really need to think about how to manage those environments. Skyport addresses this challenge by bringing the new security perimeter all the way down to the application.

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/ULB7pmxJkRU

 



Sunday, December 7, 2014

Docker Releases Three Orchestration Services for Multi-Container Distributed Apps

Docker released alpha implementations of three orchestration services for multi-container distributed applications. The goal is to help developers and sysadmins to create and manage a new generation of portable distributed applications that are rapidly composed of discrete interoperable Docker containers that can scale to run in concert anywhere from the developer’s laptop to hundreds of hosts in the cloud.

The three new orchestration services are:

  • Docker Machine: This service further expands the portability capabilities of distributed applications by providing the user the flexibility to provision any host with the Docker Engine, whether a laptop, a data center VM, or a cloud node. This saves a developer a significant amount of time in manual setup and custom scripting, resulting in faster iterations and compressing the development-to-deployment cycle.
  • Docker Swarm: Docker Swarm is a Docker-native clustering service that works with the Docker Engines, provisioned by the new Docker Machine service, and creates a resource pool of the hosts on which the distributed applications run. By automatically scheduling container workloads and allocating resources, Docker Swarm provides users with high-performance and availability while eliminating inefficient and error-prone manual resource management.
  • Docker Compose: This service provides developers with the ability to assemble applications from discrete, interoperable Docker containers completely independent of any underlying infrastructure, enabling distributed application stacks to be deployed anywhere and moved at any time. Defining a distributed application stack and its dependencies through a simple YAML configuration file converts what was an incredibly complex process into a simple one that can be executed in just a few keystrokes.
  • Open APIs and Open Design Create Opportunity for Broad Ecosystem

“As we evolve from applications created from a small number of Docker containers on a handful of hosts to large, multi-Docker container applications spread across clusters and diverse infrastructures, it is important that users don’t lose the qualities that have made Docker so successful,” said Solomon Hykes, CTO and founder of Docker and the Chief Maintainer of the Docker open source project. “This includes native and open interfaces, the ability to be portable across all environments, and through a common UI the power to leverage a broad ecosystem of 18,000 tools and 60,000 Dockerized apps.”

Docker said its orchestration services are being backed by a partner ecosystem that includes Cisco, Digital Ocean, HP, IBM, Mesosphere, Microsoft and VMware.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Ciena Builds a VNF Marketplace

Ciena introduced its new Agility Matrix software for enabling on-demand business models for Managed Services Providers (MSPs). The idea is to enable on-demand cloud experiences for carrier managed services. To pursue this opportunity, the company is establishing a new business division, called Ciena Agility, to be headed by Kevin Sheehan as vice president and general manager.

Ciena’s Agility Matrix is a virtual services platform that controls the acquisition, distribution, consumption and payment of virtualized network functions (VNF). Key components in the VNF Market, where third party VNFs can in instantiated, and Director, a management and orchestration engine. Enterprise users will be able to drag and drop VNFs items, such as encryption, firewalls, and VPNs, into a cart. Agility Matrix will then delivered these as managed services in a matter of minutes. VNF Market is a Ciena-operated cloud-based VNF distribution solution that allows providers to select and download validated VNFs in support of virtualized, on-demand enterprise services. For service providers, it offers a pay-as-you-earn, consumption-based model to deliver new services.

Ciena is working with several leading virtual appliance vendors, including BlackRidge Technology, Brocade, Certes Networks, Silver Peak and Spirent Communications.

Ciena expects the Agility Matrix solution to be generally available in the second calendar quarter of 2015.

The new Ciena Agility business division is dedicated to delivering network control and application software technologies, including the company's SDN Multilayer WAN Controller and its applications, as well as all future SDN and NFV development. The new business division includes dedicated resources for software development, product line management, product marketing, service and support, sales and business development.

“We are transforming raw capacity into capability that delivers on-demand network-based services in a manner that mimics the ease and instantaneous nature of an online shopping experience. The new Ciena Agility division is organized to quickly respond to the market demand for these customer-driven software solutions,” stated Kevin Sheehan, vice president and general manager, Ciena Agility.

http://www.ciena.com/products/agility/


  • Kevin Sheehan previously served as president of Overture Networks.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

CERN Data Center Deploys Red Hat Virtualization

CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat Technical Account Management services across nearly 600 servers in its Geneva data centre.

Red Hat said its Enterprise Linux is running some of CERN's most critical applications, including the Large Hadron Collider Logging Server and the central financial and HR systems for CERN's members of personnel and 11,000 users. CERN also runs Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization in its cutting-edge LHCb experiment, which focuses primarily on identifying the differences between matter and antimatter.

The infrastructure is comprised of physical two-socket servers and is virtualized using Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization on Dell PowerEdge M610 servers (with Intel Nehalem or Ivy Bridge processors with between 96 GB and 256 GB RAM per server) and a Brocade FC8 SAN with a NetApp data storage system. The infrastructure is designed for high availability and is built to be completely redundant, a critical feature for CERN as control system downtime almost always results in data loss.

http://www.redhat.com

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Dell Adds Server Streaming to Virtualization Software

The latest release of Dell Wyse WSM desktop and application virtualization software (Version 6) adds server streaming capability.

Dell Wyse WSM delivers operating systems and applications separately to stateless, diskless clients on demand, providing a manageable, reliable and scalable PC computing experience from the cloud. Unlike traditional VDI, Dell Wyse WSM enables the desktop OS and applications to execute locally on the client, giving that client the same look, performance, feel and function of a traditional desktop PC, but storing all OS, applications, and data in the datacenter. With no OS residing on the client, management, support and updates, including Windows XP and 7 migrations, are done centrally and take considerably less time than with a traditional distributed environment.

By adding on-demand delivery of server OS images, Dell said it is enabling another computing alternative that helps organizations quickly stand up new servers where and when needed, and gives employees and students secured access to content regardless of location.

“The new Dell Wyse WSM server streaming feature demonstrates our commitment to making powerful virtualization and cloud computing tools practical and accessible to organizations of all sizes,” said Jeff McNaught, Executive Director of Marketing for Dell Cloud Client Computing. “This release is right in line with our goal is to be the one-stop-shop for any customers looking to reduce costs and enhance business by optimizing their IT systems.”

http://www.dellwyse.com/WSM

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