Monthly Archives: January 2010 developerworks cloud series

The developerworks cloud series explores the major types of cloud services and related software that you can use to build Web-scale systems.

In Part 1, learn how Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds provide basic services you can use to deploy and run your applications. The article also discusses how Eucalyptus can be used as an infrastructure to create public or private clouds.

In Part 2, learn about AppScale and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud computing. Explore the features and architecture of this virtual infrastructure. It’s a great way to test your Google App Engine applications on your local resources or virtualized cloud infrastructures, such as Amazon EC2 or Eucalyptus.

The 6 Musts of Intelligent System Automation

The 6 Musts of Intelligent System Automation

“This (free-of-charge) (e)book (from rPath) provides a clear, actionable, step-by-step guide to intelligent automation that embeds knowledge, eliminates routine operations, and frees up strategic resources. It shows how IT can deliver the seemingly contradictory needs for control and flexibility, for stability and change, for better service and cost reduction.”

Andi Mann, VP of research, systems and storage management,
Enterprise Management Associates (EMA)

VirtualBox Personal Use INCLUDES use at your office !

VirtualBox Personal Use is

when you install the product on one or more PCs yourself and you make use of it (or even your friend, sister and grandmother).

Also, if you install it on your work PC at some large company, this is still personal use.

However, if you are an administrator and want to deploy it to the 500 desktops in your company, this would no longer qualify as personal use.

OVH Virtual Rack

OVH Virtual Rack brings together several virtual servers (no matter how many or there physical location in our datacentre) and connect to a virtual switch within the same private network. Your servers can communicate privately and securely between them (in a dedicated VLAN).

Amazon Elastic Load Balancing

AWS Management Console Adds Support for Elastic Load Balancing
AWS has added support for Elastic Load Balancing to the AWS Management Console. Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. Now you can use a simple, point-and-click web interface to create and configure load balancers for your Amazon EC2 applications.

Access to the AWS Management Console is provided free of charge at

CloudCamp London 2010-01-21

CloudCamp London 21 Jan 2010 is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas.

With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

Clonezilla Live & SE P2V

Clonezilla Live & SE P2V
With Clonezilla Live, you first create a system image from the physical server, then use the boot CD to restore the image onto the virtual machine’s hard disk. It’s simple and fast, and it should be useful for software developers, system administrators, and support engineers who want to analyze a system copy while maintaining the original one unchanged (and avoid possible hardware mismatch challenges).