Melissa Palmer of vMiss.net comments: I’ve always felt like storage was one of the fundamental building blocks of virtualization. The VMware environment I worked with sucked up the most storage out of any other group or application, even with storage efficiencies like deduplication in place. When there was something wrong with the environment’s storage, it […]
Paul Meehan gives an introduction to Openstack Storage Systems on virtualizationsoftware.com: Openstack should present an opportunity not only for Hosting providers offering hosted Private Cloud or Public Cloud Services, but also for Enterprises, to run their own Virtualization platforms or Private Clouds. What is hugely significant is that there is already an end-to-end solution stack […]
After Bob Plankers got a lot of response on his first blogpost, he’ll discuss some of the points made with these comments and discussions. “*You* control your destiny with open source solutions and this is why open source is so broadly adopted in the enterprise.” — @randybias “You can just get someone else to support […]
Is it too confusing to have two different open cloud stacks? I guess not, as long as they’re clearly differentiated and targeted at different use cases…
Much has been said about virtualization platform interoperability. VMware is constantly pushing forward with trying to achieve ANSI standards for common virtualization components and functions. One of which is the most usefulâ€¦ the virtual hard disk format. In theory, I should be able to take a virtual disk from my Hyper-V environment and import into my vSphere environment. I have seen this work on my workstation when I imported my Windows XP Mode drive into my Workstation setup!