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Posted on Mar 13, 2013
Posted on Feb 26, 2013
I just wrapped up my presentation at the Gluster Workshop at CERN where I discussed Open Source advantages in tackling converged infrastructure challenges. Here is my slidedeck. Just a quick heads up, there’s some animation that’s lost in the pdf export as well as color commentary during almost every slide.
During the presentation I demo’ed out the new QEMU/GlusterFS native integration leveraging libgfapi. For those of you wondering what that means, in short, there’s no need for FUSE anymore and QEMU leverages GlusterFS natively on the back end. Awesome.
So for my demo I needed two boxes running QEMU/KVM/GlusterFS. This would provide the compute and storage hypervisor layers. As I only have a single laptop to tour Europe with, I obviously needed a nested KVM environment.
Posted on Jan 31, 2013
This started as a response to a twitter conversation with @DuncanYB and @joshobrien77 re: converged infrastructure. Duncan recently posted a great blog post about Converged compute and storage. Go read that first. I’ll wait here.
Welcome back! Ok, to start I agree with Duncan’s comments that Nutanix is certainly in the leader group for what’s viewed today as “Converged Infrastructure”, in that it’s delivering a whole stack solution. The other company mentioned in Duncan’s blogpost is Simplivity. Both companies are doing awesome stuff, and have figured out ways to solve REALLY complex problems.
Posted on Sep 5, 2012
Dell has recently kicked off #ProjectSputnik, a beta program to deliver a Linux based laptop to developers featuring a tweaked out version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for a Dell XPS laptop with all the drivers ready to go.
Most intriguing was the idea that additional tools for devs specifically cloud tools that enable you to create “microclouds” on your laptop, simulating an at-scale environment, and then deploy that environment seamlessly to the cloud would be provided. Now, I get this is some of the work around Ubuntu juju, but I haven’t had a chance to dig in. I was hooked.
Posted on Apr 25, 2012
This one is a quick one. If you’re looking for a package and you can’t find it in the main CentOS repos, there’s a good chance it’s over in the RPMforge repository. However, adding additional repos like this can be problematic during upgrades as software version can conflict.
Even though you can’t always avoid the problem, you CERTAINLY can try to minimize the potential damage that you can do.