Nine Steps to Efficient, Practical VM and Container Migration

April 2, 2019 | 166 views

When you work in IT, you’re used to being asked to do more with less. While virtualization has been central to achieving this goal, it is, in itself, no longer enough. Key to delivering greater efficiency and optimal resource management is the ability to seamlessly migrate workloads to their most efficient location.Imagine, for example, being able to ‘follow the sun’ by shifting virtual machine (VM) workloads across the globe, as utilization rises or falls. Or consider having the ability to export HPC workloads to the public cloud for testing and tuning, and then bring them back on-premises again when they are optimized to address the massive data sets needed in the production environment.

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The Seculert Attack Detection & Analytics Platform combines machine-learning based analytics and threat intelligence to automatically detect cyber attacks inside the network, revealing exactly which devices and users are compromised. For the first time, CISOs can measure and prove the effectiveness of their existing threat prevention systems, all without deploying additional staff, hardware or software. Organizations worldwide use Seculert to identify known and unknown security threats, while enhancing the effectiveness of their IT security investments. Founded in 2010, Seculert has offices in the U.S., the U.K., and Israel.

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Virtualization can transform your company’s IT infrastructure

Article | July 26, 2022

For many companies in today’s highly competitive, rapidly digitizing world, data center transformation is not merely a one-time project – it’s a constant challenge. No corporate IT leader should be content merely to revamp their data infrastructure once, then call it a day. Instead, they should always be looking for ways to make their approach to data more dynamic and easier to scale. Ideally, they’d do so in a way that maximizes resource utilization while minimizing costs. Luckily, that’s exactly the idea behind virtualization, which involves creating a new infrastructure that’s capable of rapidly scaling and facilitating workload development. IT leaders are quickly coming to realize that with virtualization in their toolbox, they’re able to make their operations more agile than ever, and without increasing costs. This is why over 80% of enterprise server workloads today are running on virtual machines, and the market for data center virtualization is expected to reach a total value of $10 billion by 2023.

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Best Practices for vSphere 6.7 Tagging

Article | August 12, 2022

vSphere Tags were introduced in version 5.1 as a way to organize inventory objects such as VMs, Hosts, Datastores, etc., a much-needed feature for helping search for or group objects within vSphere. A Tag is basically a label that can be applied to vSphere inventory objects. When an administrator creates a tag, it is then assigned to a tag category. Categories allow the grouping of related tags. When a Category is created, you can specify associations of object types (such as; VM or Datastore) as well as whether more than one tag in a category can be applied to an object (ex; One Tag or Many Tags).

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How to automate the creation multiple routable VLANs on single L2 network using VyOS

Article | July 26, 2022

My personal homelab has a very simple network topology, everything is connected to a single flat network. This has served me well over the years, but sometimes it can prevent me from deploying more complex scenarios. Most recently while working with NSX-T and Project Pacific, I had a need for additional VLANs which my home router does not support. There are a number of software solutions that can be used including the popular pfSense, which I have used before. Over the Winter break, a colleague introduced me to VyOS, which is another popular software firewall and router solution. I had not heard of VyOS before but later realized it was derived from Vyatta, which I had heard of, but development of that solution had stopped and VyOS is now the open source version of that software. Having never played with VyoS before, I thought this might be a good learning opopournity and started to dabble with VyOS over the holiday.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Remote/Branch Offices & Edge Computing

Article | February 10, 2020

Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is playing a significant role in building an enterprise multi-cloud environment. The benefits are well documented – you can learn more about them in a new white paper developed in collaboration with ViON, Fujitsu, and Nutanix, “Simplifying Multi-Cloud and Securing Mission Progress.” In addition to driving a cloud foundation, hyperconverged infrastructure is driving other use cases. In our first blog, we examined the impact that HCI can have in a disaster recovery solution. In this installment, we’ll discuss how HCI is changing the dynamics for remote offices and edge computing.

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Seculert

The Seculert Attack Detection & Analytics Platform combines machine-learning based analytics and threat intelligence to automatically detect cyber attacks inside the network, revealing exactly which devices and users are compromised. For the first time, CISOs can measure and prove the effectiveness of their existing threat prevention systems, all without deploying additional staff, hardware or software. Organizations worldwide use Seculert to identify known and unknown security threats, while enhancing the effectiveness of their IT security investments. Founded in 2010, Seculert has offices in the U.S., the U.K., and Israel.

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Microsoft Boosts AWS S3 Data Transfers in AzCopy

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