Software Defines Options for your Cloud’s Network Services

In spite of the long list of products or open-sourced SDN (Software Defined Networks) solutions to opt these days, the finally amount is limited due to stability and scalability reasons. Worst is if you think trying to bring network resources to some applications that will require direct support from vendors; limitations include components like Hyper-Visors. Despite you can run any of these apps over these technologies … Continue reading Software Defines Options for your Cloud’s Network Services

What do I have to choose to efficiently store, protect and manage my private cloud’s data?

The amount of available storage systems in the market have increased in my radar during the last months therefore the complexity to choose one of them – I am personally afraid of choosing one now and regret it later, aren´t you? –  The storage ecosystem is changing so fast that probably if you select something now, the criterion that you have just used won’t work few months later. This new trend of software defined something that has blessed the storage field and now … Continue reading What do I have to choose to efficiently store, protect and manage my private cloud’s data?

#OpenStack speeds Loosely Coupled Scale-Out storage Type’s adoption

In my previous notes I’ve shown the definition of Loosely Coupled Scale-Out Storage Architecture and I’ve mentioned some products and vendors as reference. #Ceph, the open source project, and its block storage presentation, is an example of this type of solutions. I’ve exposed as well how #Ceph integrates itself to #Openstack as a block and object storage system, and I have to say that I personally prefer … Continue reading #OpenStack speeds Loosely Coupled Scale-Out storage Type’s adoption

#Ceph versus Distributed Share Nothing Storage Architectures

Last #EMCWorld we’ve got cool key notes showing beautiful trends on storage technologies. There were frequent recalls on these two types of Storage architectures: Distributed Share Nothing: This type of architectures works on independent controllers no sharing memory resources between nodes.  This sort of solution has beed made for Non-transactional data and brings distributed data protection features. Object Storage is a solution that fits with this … Continue reading #Ceph versus Distributed Share Nothing Storage Architectures

#OpenStack likes #Ceph: You will love the way it works

Ceph scales out, Ceph is highly redundant, Ceph is flexible, Ceph is full of cool features. Ceph and #OpenStack are close friends. Te queremos Ceph! Firefly is the last Ceph’s release and is a beauty starting point for us to develop what we named “the first storage solution fully supported by KIO”. As I’ve mentioned in my previous notes regarding to this “Software Defined Storage” current reality, commodity is helping out … Continue reading #OpenStack likes #Ceph: You will love the way it works

#EMCWorld14: Totally Simple HyperVisor-Converged Cloud Experience with VMWare Virtual SAN

EMC is changing the way to eat storage through ScaleIO as It has been exposed in my last note.  There are also companies like Nutanix that has been shaken the market with this new trend of Full Cloud Converged Stack for a while. However,  VMWare has started to show out its Virtual SAN since the last VMWorld as its response to this so mentioned Software Define Storage (SDS) … Continue reading #EMCWorld14: Totally Simple HyperVisor-Converged Cloud Experience with VMWare Virtual SAN

Backup as a Service: the most challenged operation and an overdue bill

A traditional backup solution means to implement agents in every server that copy the data in a consistent and recoverable way to a secondary disk system or directly to tape. The way that you set your backup architecture and components is defined by the type of data, its size, its growth rate and the topology of your IT components (sites, network performance, geographies). Also, you … Continue reading Backup as a Service: the most challenged operation and an overdue bill

Is LATAM already prepared to face Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

Is there any doubt to take your IT stuff into the cloud? Of course THERE IS, nobody argues it, but it doesn’t mean that you are not thinking of doing it anyway, at least taking some part of your IT Services. What applications/processes are really prepared to do that? Or maybe the right question would be: What applications/processes do you feel sure to move out … Continue reading Is LATAM already prepared to face Hybrid Cloud Solutions?

What is your favorite Cloud flavor?

Today’s Cloud Providers cannot play with only one product to attend to the market demand. Just a couple of years ago we used to have “the” cloud service to attend to all our requirements. At that time we have realized that costs, business objectives and legal/regulatory issues could change the way that customers consume it. To mention some examples here are: sensitive business data does … Continue reading What is your favorite Cloud flavor?