Network address management ought to be, according to the conventional wisdom,
a problem that’s been solved long ago. Yet, when you add in complexities
like a private cloud infrastructure, everything isn’t always as easy as it
seems at first blush. DDI (the management of DNS, DHCP and IP addresses) can
be problematic at times, and even the larger providers of cloud solutions,
such as OpenStack, don’t always have the answers that you need.
The Infoblox DDI
Infoblox is doing what they can to make the process smoother and more
manageable. The Infoblox DDI series of appliances will contain both virtual
and hardware appliances. These appliances will automate the way in which VMs
provision their IPs and DNS. They’re designed to work with a number of
private cloud companies, including:
VMware Microsoft HP Cisco
As well as a few others. The idea is that the Infoblox DDI can p... (more)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux has been gaining steam among the enterprise for
quite some time. There are four key areas in which Red Hat Enterprise has
made its presence known as a major player: physical deployment, traditional
virtualization implementations, public cloud scenarios and private cloud
platforms. The agility that Red Hat Enterprise offers to the data center via
open stack resources makes a compelling case among all of the other options.
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons it’s becoming the platform of
choice for the private cloud:
Physical deployment. The purpose o... (more)
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization has provided data centers with open source
solutions that allow them to virtualize, integrate, scale and manage
workloads. RHEV not only offers traditional virtualization that the data
center needs, but it also serves an on-ramp for data centers into OpenStack.
By enabling enterprises across the board to be able to move workloads around
on their existing infrastructure, all without losing performance or harming
service levels, RHEV has made a big difference.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and OpenStack
Red Hat, of course, is a primary contribu... (more)
Cloud computing has finally come into its own. While we’ve been hearing for
8 years or more that cloud computing would one day take over the enterprise,
the fact of the matter is that it’s been slow going.
While the spread of cloud computing solutions hasn’t been as rapid as many
early proponents predicted it would be, we are now to a place where cloud
solutions are seen as viable for most organizations, and are being utilized
Accordingly, it’s worth taking a look at the state of today’s cloud
computing options and making some guesses about where we’re going from
HP is a major player in the cloud by any definition of the word. Convergence
and virtualization offerings from HP have changed the computing landscape,
allowing IT departments and data centers to keep increasing capacity while
maintaining or, in some cases, even lowering costs. CloudSystem 8, released
for general availability in April of this year, is HP’s converged system
that includes hardware and storage, both virtualized and ready to be
implemented as either private cloud or general virtualized environments.
Let’s answer some of your HP CloudSystem 8-related questions:
What i... (more)