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OpenStack – a cloud management platform

OpenStack vs VMware

OpenStack is a cloud management platform which allows users to create virtual machines according to physical criteria (number of CPUs, amount of memory, disk storage etc.) and a base image that can provide the operating system and the most suitable software. It also has features volume demand (such as Amazon EBS) via Cinder (block storage), network on demand via quantum of cloud storage mode via Swift (a scalable redundant storage system).

Interoperability

As we all know OpenStack is based solely on open source tools: Linux, Libvirt, QEMU / KVM and is written in Python. It meets many standards ovf (open virtual machine format), qcow2 (to create a snapshot of existing files), EC2 or S3, and specific APIs (Nova). read more

No Cloud Without Virtualization – Benefits of Virtualization with Cloud Computing to Businesses

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Benefits of a Well Planned Virtualization with Cloud Computing for Businesses

One of the biggest challenges the IT departments are facing today is to keep up their work environment. This is due to the need to maintain the IT infrastructure to be able to meet the current demand for services and applications, and also to ensure that in the critical situations of the company they are able to resume normal activities quickly. And here is where the big problem appears.

Many of the IT departments are working on their physical limit, logical and economical. Their budget is very small and grows on average of 1% a year, while managing the complexity grows at an exponential rate. IT has been viewed as a real cost center and not as an investment, as I have observed in most of the companies. read more