The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing

by Bert Armijo and Peter Nickolov Utility computing has gained considerable popularity over the past eighteen months as businesses big and small seek to take advantage of the flexibility the new computing model offers. This hasn’t always been the case, though. For a time, utility computing seemed a lackluster space that hadn’t been able to … Continue reading “The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing”

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by Bert Armijo and Peter Nickolov

Utility computing has gained considerable popularity over the past eighteen months as businesses big and small seek to take advantage of the flexibility the new computing model offers. This hasn’t always been the case, though. For a time, utility computing seemed a lackluster space that hadn’t been able to deliver on its early promise. The renewed interest comes on the heels of rapid market acceptance of server virtualization solutions like VMware and Xen. Continue reading “The 7 Services Virtualization Lacks for Utility Computing”

Interview with Terracotta

Terracotta provides a world-class JVM clustering solution. This provides Java developers with a way to quickly scale their existing applications from a single JVM to a many JVMs with minimal or no code changes. Here is an exclusive interview with Ari Zilka, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, at Terracotta.

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Terracotta provides a world-class JVM clustering solution. This provides Java developers with a way to quickly scale their existing applications from a single JVM to a many JVMs with minimal or no code changes. Here is an exclusive interview with Ari Zilka, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, at Terracotta. Continue reading “Interview with Terracotta”

Virtualization

[Update 8/15/2007: Citrix is in the process of buying XenSource for $500m]. Virtualization is an amazing technology that has been with computing since its infancy. However, in recent years it has reached the mainstream on servers and desktops. Virtualization provides an abstraction of physical computing resources – such as cpu, network, and storage. Hence the … Continue reading “Virtualization”

[Update 8/15/2007: Citrix is in the process of buying XenSource for $500m].

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Virtualization is an amazing technology that has been with computing since its infancy. However, in recent years it has reached the mainstream on servers and desktops. Virtualization provides an abstraction of physical computing resources – such as cpu, network, and storage. Hence the term “virtual machine.” This allows for taking snapshots of running virtual machines as well as move these live systems from phsyical machine-to-machine!

Many data centers are only utilizing a fraction (10-20%) of their computing resources. To maximize workflow we virtualize the resources so they can be used more efficiently across more defined and scheduled processes. Excess resources can be shared with other applications, so they can be utilized. This can save companies millions of dollars in maintenance fees, administration, and computing costs. Continue reading “Virtualization”