Apparently VMware vCloud product supports the use of “isolated networks”. What I just found out is that Isolated Networks are MAC-in-MAC encapsulated Ethernet. Oh my.
Did we forget that change is the only constant in IT ?
Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 31 Aug 10:
Lots and Lots happening on the web this week: Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 29 Aug 10:
Greg Ferro looks at Bisectional Bandwidth as a design technique in the data centre and why the impact of Layer 2 Multi-Pathing is a vital part of Data Centre Network Design.
If youíre old enough to remember what ZX-81 was all about, youíll probably experience a weird sense of dÈj‡-vu when being exposed to the beauties of TRILL says Ivan Pepelnjak.
So a while back, Cisco, VMWare and EMC announced that they are forming a partnership to co-operatively sell and support products in a joint venture named Acadia. Selected engineers and sales grunts, USD$200 million bucks and “no large customer left untouched” door to door marketing campaign. Is there anything to it ?
This post looks at design models for handling the allocation of resources within the Cisco ACE and FWSM modules. In may be relevant to other virtualisation system where allocation of virtual resources needs a strategy.
I believe that Cloud Computing is unlikely to become Essential Service, but will be more like Public Transport – cheap, mass market, limited function and “acceptable” for some.
Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 21 Dec 09:
Doug Gourlay recently postulated that the Networking Industry was not ready for Cloud Computing, and there are no answers to the technical challenges that lie ahead. What a load of tosh. All we need is pastel colours and rounded corners and we are there.
I found some information today, realised that UCS is really servers with fancy NICs. It also reinforced my belief that Cisco is responding to HP & IBM, not attacking them.
I saw this picture today titled “Blue Sky Thinking”. I was struck by its Cloud Computing references…..
TRILL is a key network technology for enabling Cloud Computing by allowing for better migrations of VM’s, and better utilisation of the network switching fabric and much improved stability of the Data Centre Server Fabric.
Everyday brings news of another failure of a “Cloud Computing” service. It won’t take much in the current economic climate for the market to take a “Vista view” and not buy it.
So Cisco announced it Intel Servers today. Its kind of exciting if you are into Data Centers and Virtualisation. They have done something very different.
Just before the much ballyhooed launch of Cisco supposed servers, let look at Etherealmind’s Top 5 Things about Cisco’s launch today.
Everyone is congratulating Microsoft for their new Cloud Computer thingie – Azure. All I see is public beta for Corporate Cloud Service.