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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)

How Red Hat is Becoming the Platform of Choice for the Private Cloud

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)

RHEV is Gaining Ground

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)

Five Changes Coming to Today’s Cloud Computing Options

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 regularly. 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 her... (more)

6 Questions and Answers about HP CloudSystem 8

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)