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VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud

For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a first template container. This feature is useful when - like us - you provision a …

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VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud

For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a first template container. This feature is useful when - like us - you provision a …

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VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud

For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a first template container. This feature is useful when - like us - you provision a …

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Shooting with Crossbows into Zones

Ok, so this site (and some other stuff) is now running on OpenSolaris. The previous previous article was mostly a test entry for me to see whether the DNS update was through but as some people wonder why I'm using this system that "fails while trying to copy Linux" I decided to discuss some of the reasons in more detail.

Some people already know that my main system meanwhile runs OpenSolaris. The reason there is DTrace - a great way to see what the system, from the kernel, over userspaces programs, into a VM like the JVM or PHP's Zend VM, ... is doing which is a big help while debugging and developing applications. Even though DTrace is meant to do such analysis on live machines this wasn't the main …

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Got Interviewed

by @botchagalupe
on Virtualization, Open Source tools and DNS Problems

Technorati Tags: dnsproblem drupal ha heartbeat linux-ha mysql pacemaker puppet virtualization xen

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Cloud Computing Ideal for Shared-Disk Databases

Cloud computing is disrupting many aspects of computing. One need only witness the manner in which online applications like Google Docs and Salesforce.com are disrupting entrenched competitors. Soon, cloud computing will significantly disrupt the database market, for the reasons explained below.

One of the most powerful arguments in technology is the price/performance ratio. Significant declines in price or significant increases in performance can result in disruption. When you get both price declines and performance increases, you get significant disruption. This is exactly what is coming to the database market.

The Past
Moore’s Law enabled the CPU to process data faster than the hard disk drive could get the data to the CPU. Because getting data to the CPU was the bottleneck, the database that solved that bottleneck would have a performance advantage.

The shared-disk database had two glaring …

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Cloud Computing Ideal for Shared-Disk Databases

Cloud computing is disrupting many aspects of computing. One need only witness the manner in which online applications like Google Docs and Salesforce.com are disrupting entrenched competitors. Soon, cloud computing will significantly disrupt the database market, for the reasons explained below.

One of the most powerful arguments in technology is the price/performance ratio. Significant declines in price or significant increases in performance can result in disruption. When you get both price declines and performance increases, you get significant disruption. This is exactly what is coming to the database market.

The Past
Moore’s Law enabled the CPU to process data faster than the hard disk drive could get the data to the CPU. Because getting data to the CPU was the bottleneck, the database that solved that bottleneck would have a performance advantage.

The shared-disk database had two glaring …

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Red Hat’s organic growth opportunities

We reported recently on Red Hat’s revenue growth and deferred revenue. One of the things I have been looking at recently is the slowdown in Red Hat’s growth in recent years, and the opportunities that the company has to improve that growth.

For some perspective it is worth noting that while Red Hat’s revenue has been growing steadily:

The rate of growth has been in decline for some time:

We have also noted (451 Group clients only) that the company will in …

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LINBIT at LinuxCon and LPC

LINBIT will be a proud sponsor at this year’s LinuxCon in Portland, OR, held on September 21-23. We will also participate in the Linux Plumbers Conference, co-located with LinuxCon.

Phil is to speak at LinuxCon about DRBD 8.3 and beyond. At LPC, we will primarily focus on building highly available storage systems with DRBD, Pacemaker, and the STGT and LIO

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Joyent Accelerator for MySQL

Joyent and Sun have announced a highly tuned MySQL Accelerator that claims 2x-4x better performance than EC2 (but see comments).

Joyent focuses on "Enterprise-Class Cloud Computing", with offerings on Public Cloud and the Private …

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