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)
No one who’s followed Oracle in the past few years could honestly suggest
that their hardware efforts haven’t staggered. In the fourth quarter of
last year, for example, hardware revenue was down 3% to $714 million year
over year. While total hardware revenue including support stayed stead, the
decline in actual hardware product revenue has been happening for some time.
This happens at a time when many competitor hardware offerings are in a
So, is it the end for Oracle hardware? That’s the big question. There is
evidence to suggest that Oracle hardware may be under... (more)
Cisco has been ridding itself of consumer products for some time, which is
why it was surprising to see Cisco at the International Consumer Electronics
Show this year. According to CEO John Chambers, however, the new IoE
(Internet of Everything) plan at Cisco is set to change the trajectory of
everyone on Earth, in both the consumer and the professional arenas.
Here are some ways IoE is going to impact the world:
Bigger than anything that’s come before. Now, don’t get the wrong idea:
Cisco isn’t going to sell IoE to consumers directly. But Internet of
Everything will impact our d... (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)