One of the major announcements from this year’s VMworld was the culmination of VMware’s partnership with Amazon to launch VMware on AWS. Essentially, you can now run a minimum four host cluster on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, which puts together vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter into a SaaS offering. The idea is this will mirror on-site infrastructure in either a pure cloud or hybrid cloud formulation.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Monitoring Network Flows with Plixer
– The best of both worlds with Array Networks’ Flexible NFV
– A deep dive into Aruba’s new 8400 series switch
Plus Network Collective digs into networking history with Fred Baker!
When we look at DR strategies, while necessary, no organization run’s out to say YES!!!, let’s spend a ton of money on infrastructure, licensing, and operating cost on an environment that we’ll never use! Instead, DR environments become a sunk cost, where old gear may be recycled into additional use, or even worse where org’s just say nope, we don’t need to spend money there (trust me, I’ve worked at one of those).
Luckily, when looking to leverage the Rubrik platform for recovery, Rubirk offers the capability to recover existing workloads to a public cloud endpoint.
There is some perception that if you knew you were going to start a large enterprise today, you’d just use the cloud. Unencumbered by hardware commitments, legacy applications, and training expenses, the appeal of a cloud centric strategy from startup are easy to enumerate. This does little to make things clearer to existing enterprises. That’s where Velostrata comes in.
Richard Arnold of 3ParDude comments: On Monday I got invited along with other vExperts to an announcement from VMware. They cut straight to the chase and announced that the C# fat vSphere client would not be available with the next release of vSphere. This has been expected for some time since with more and more […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: It’s always a good idea to enforce consistency for any environment as it leads to a predictable stack that better aligns architecture to reality. As a bit of a self-challenge, I wanted to write a set of PowerShell scripts that would use a defined list of configuration state values to […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: Global Test Configuration While the following NFS and iSCSI tests required some unique configuration to support the protocols for each, there are a number of global configuration items that did not change. These are as follows: Network: Both of the 1 Gbps NICs on the NAS were bonded […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: I’ve already squashed the loop avoidance myth in the post entitled vSphere Does Not Need LAG Bandaids and point out some advantages with Load Based Teaming (LBT). However, I neglect to cover some of the positive impacts that a LAG can have for the rest of your upstream […]
Eric Wright of DiscoPosse comments: For anyone who has had to move virtual guests from a VMware vSphere environment to a Microsoft Hyper-V environment, you know the challenges that are involved. Now, if you read my blog you’ll find it surprising that I’d be moving content from vSphere to Microsoft Hyper-V since I haven’t highlighted […]
Marco Broeken of vClouds comments: Last Monday vSphere 5.5 was announced with a lot of improvements and new additions to. It will still take like 2 months before it will be GA. Here is my Top 10 of new vSphere 5.5 features: Read more at: vSphere 5.5 — My Top 10 New Features