Posts Tagged ‘VMware’

may the force be with you!

April 27th, 2010

Today VMware and SalesForce announced their new service, which they called vmforce. It is a platform as a service (PaaS) offer for all the webapp developers of this world. That in fact is not very surprising if you think of the following facts:

  • SalesForce is a leader in the Software as a Service (SaaS) market.
  • VMware is the technology leader in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market.
  • The third cloud computing market Platform as a Service (PaaS) is the one they didn’t enter so far.

So obviously these two Silicon Valley based companies combine their knowledge to enter the PaaS market.

More surprising is the fact, that this new platform is not using ruby on rails (convention over configuration) or php (personal home page), which is used by most PaaS offers – No, it is using Java…!

It is hard to say which platform is going to win the race but one thing is clear today: PaaS is a huge boost for webapps vs. binary apps…
…maybe one day we don’t have to care about the software stack on our laptops anymore ;-)

client os future – is the client hypervisor worth it…?

December 13th, 2009

Regarding the big infrastructure software vendors [1][2] 2010 will be the year of VDI. The key to success will be the client-hv…

OK, but what OS will be used on the virtualized clients? Will it be Windows7 only or will it be a mixture of Windows7, MacOS and Linux? Or will it be a mixture of Windows7, MacOS and ChromeOS? One could say: Whatever you need ;-)

multiple os screenshot

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Cisco Nexus 1000v, SC-Ports, VMkernel-Ports and more

October 15th, 2009

This week I had my first experiences installing a Cisco 1000v Switch on vSphere4. The first thing I have to say: It rocks but it is the most tricky thing I’ve ever installed. But the combination of servervirtualization and the virtualization of a Cisco Nexus Switch gives great new concepts and the opportunity to divide responsibilities. The biggest benefit is that you can give control of the network-ports, your VMs are plugged to, to your network administrators – They truly can handle all the VM-Ports as physical ones (but they have to know how to handle cisco switches). Furthermore you can let the vEth-Ports move with the VMs from host to host.

nexus1kv architecture

nexus1kv architecture

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