Microsoft Azure Computing Infrastructure has a Major Outage

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They are going to have to get this fixed before their "Cloud OS" version of Windows comes out. Can you imagine if you couldn't use your PC for five hours! Microsoft's cloud-computing service has five-hour outage Bloomberg News - By: Jack Clark - "Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing service, a critical part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella's plan to remake the software company, experienced a major global outage Monday that lasted for around five hours. Azure, which lets businesses access computing resources and run programs via the Internet, was restored after a disruption that affected at least six major components in multiple data centers, the world’s biggest software maker said on its website. Microsoft’s cloud-computing service, which competes against rival businesses from Google and Amazon.com, also experienced some outages in August. It's…
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vMotion Gets Even More Powerful in vSphere 6!

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I REALLY wish I had these capabilities NOW! Wow! This is going to be NICE! vMotion Enhancements for vSphere 6 Announced WahlNetwork - By: Chris Wahl - "During the Day 2 keynote at VMworld (August 26th, 2014), Raghu Raghuram, Executive Vice President, Software-Defined Data Center Division, went ahead and announced the upcoming improvements to vMotion that are bundled in vSphere 6. Here’s a look at the details around this announcement: Upcoming new vMotion features: vMotion across vCenter Servers (VCs) vMotion across virtual switches: Virtual Standard Switch (VSS), Virtual Distributed Switches (VDSs) vMotion using routed vMotion networks Long-distance vMotion for use cases such as: Permanent migrations (often for Datacenter expansions, acquisitions, consolidations) Disaster avoidance SRM and disaster avoidance testing Multi-site capacity utilization Follow-the-sun scenarios Onboarding onto vSphere-based public clouds (including VMware…
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VMware Acquires CloudVolumes!

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This is a post, taken from the VMware Blog, about VMware's acquisition of CloudVolumes. VMware Acquires CloudVolumes "Posted on August 20, 2014 by Louis Cheng by Harry Labana, SVP and Chief Product Officer, CloudVolumes The industry’s virtualization infrastructure leader acquired us today. At just over three years old, VMware realized the potential of CloudVolumes’ technology to disrupt status quo application delivery. It's a proud day at CloudVolumes today as we celebrate our acquisition by VMware and look forward to the prospect of continuing the growth of our product on a global scale with the power of the industry’s top player behind us. I’d like to briefly tell you the CloudVolumes story and explain why our technology will change how customers think about application lifecycle management. The CloudVolumes journey started in…
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Transforming Small Business with Cloud Computing!

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Small business is not "jumping" on Cloud Computing just yet, but they should! Figuring in flexibility, cost savings, and computing power and capabilities, and Cloud Computing could be the answer for YOUR small business needs! How the Cloud Will Transform Business by 2020 Inc. - By: Graham Winfrey - "The cloud can save you time and money, but it also has the potential to change the way you do business. The percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent, according to a study from consulting firm Emergent Research and financial software company Intuit. While use of the cloud today is generally associated with the ability to reduce costs and improve efficiency, widespread…
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Flocker Storage Virtualization for Docker

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As I mentioned before, Docker has become quite popular! Now, Docker has Flocker, to help with storage issues! Flocker Adds Storage Virtualization To Docker Containers EnterpriseTech - By: Timothy Prickett Morgan - "The Docker application container system developed by platform cloud provider dotCloud, now known as Docker Software, has been gaining momentum in recent months and is on the way to become an alternative virtualization method alongside of full-on server virtualization. Docker is far from being complete, however, and some hosting experts who know a thing or two about data management on public and private clouds are applying that expertise to help virtualize the storage that underlies Docker containers. Docker is a means of encapsulating a Linux operating system runtime and an application stack in a software container with specific…
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Who is Using Docker, and Why?

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As I predicted way back when, Docker keeps becoming a bigger and bigger deal in the Virtualization world! Who's using Docker? OpenSource.com - By: Ben Lloyd Parson - "I've spent the last couple of months working an internship for The Linux Foundation, doing research on new developments and adoption trends in the open source industry. If you have spent any amount of time reading about open source over the last year, you have probably heard about Docker; a lot of people are talking about it these days and the impact it's going to have on virtualization and DevOps. With new technologies like this, it can often be challenging to filter out the hype and understand the practical implications. Additionally, complex jargon often makes subjects like Linux containers confusing to the…
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VirtZine #45 – Video – “Userful Multiplatform Virtual Desktop Infrastructure”

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This is a special edition of Virtzine! We are looking at Userful Multiplatform Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for small businesses. This is an amazing compilation of Open Source technologies to create a simple, easy to use, yet powerful VDI system! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/z-xBB11f-pc
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VirtZine #45 – Audio – “Userful Multiplatform Virtual Desktop Infrastructure”

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This is a special edition of Virtzine! We are looking at Userful Multiplatform Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) for small businesses. This is an amazing compilation of Open Source technologies to create a simple, easy to use, yet powerful VDI system! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/z-xBB11f-pc
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VirtZine #44 – Video – “Roll Your Own Amazon S3 and VDI Competition”

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Ubuntu closes Ubuntu One service, Skylabel has released an Open-Source version of the Amazon S3 service, VMware could 'crush' Citrix Systems in VDI, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is available, VMware Horizon View Version 6 made available on June 19, 2014! (Click on the buttons below to Stream the Netcast in your "format of choice")  Download M4V  Download WebM  Download MP3 ("Right-Click" on the "Download" link under the format buttonand choose "Save link as..." to save the file locally on your PC) Subscribe to Our Video (M4V) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/netcast/feed Subscribe to Our Audio (MP3) RSS Feed http://www.virtzine.com/category/audio/feed Also available on YouTube: http://youtu.be/tTRUTKkFh5s
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