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Data Centre Virtualization Products for Cloud Computing

The Backbone of Cloud Computing is Virtualization or so to say splitting a single box into multiple virtual boxes each capable of providing similar functionalities on a smaller scale. So next time you want 5 application servers, think before you buy 5 machines. The Virtualization has hit almost all Vendors and in almost all phases of Network, Security and Applications. Processor Virtualization:Intel and AMD have entered this on a Hardware level. They have started to produce Multi Cored Processors, especially for the Virtualized environments. This will change the Software only Virtualization to Hardware assisted virtualization. If I remember this right, AMD Opteron  (AMD-V technology) is being developed by AMD, and Intel is fighting it out with the Intel® VT-x processors. These have the ability to assist the hypervisors in the Trap processing, Hyper threading and Pipelining request.Desktop / server virtualization:The first one to be hitting virtualization was the Desktop/Server technol…

Cloud Computing Design Strategies

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People, I am back with the “Cloud”, and this time its the design strategies. In my last Cloud blog, I mentioned about what Cloud computing basically means. Now I am going to talk about the strategies and the concerns that companies have before moving them, how it can benefit in the long term, so on and so forth. The three basic kinds of clouds are Private CloudPublic CloudHybrid CloudI don’t think they need an explanation as most of us know what public, private and hybrid means. Now before actually diving down in to what kind of strategy needs to be followed, let me explain the biggest concernThe above mentions the biggest concern of all the companies who know what a cloud is and are sceptical about moving to the cloud. Its the “Cloud Security” . Its because of this the cloud computing is not developing as fast as it should be. Companies are worried about their data being stolen on the cloud as it is on the Internet and is a Shared Platform. Now there are a variety of security precaut…

Flying to Atlanta

I am flying to Atlanta today, and I write this blog here sitting at the airport, waiting for my flight which has been delayed by an hour. After a long day at the office, which seemed even longer because I had to wait for the cash and then the tickets (As usual, things were not very organized and had to do last moment modifications)and then had to prepare a training schedule for the people who I have never met or for that matter even spoken to, apart for the regular greetings that we exchange out of courtesy. Just to add to the madness, the  shared drives went down, and then we had to discuss Service Remediation (A project that I take care of), with absolute zero data. I somehow bade farewell to people and with great difficulty was able to get out of office at about 8:15 PM. I then came to KP’s place, where I had all my belongings packed and ready to fly. This trip has not exactly been like the ones I have had before. First there were some delays in me getting my Visa done, and then st…