Tag Archives: Virtualization

Dave Berlind Makes the Case for EC2

Posted on by Randy Bias

A 4-minute video by David Berlind on ZDnet that explains Amazon’s EC2, including breaking down the costs versus a dedicated hosting provider.

virt-factory goes public

Posted on by Randy Bias

Yesterday, virt-factory, an internal RedHat project, went public. It is a framework for deploying and managing virtual appliances in a datacenter environment. It’s great to see things heading this direction, one we feel is imminent. This project is brought to … Continue reading

Securing Your Data on Amazon’s EC2

Posted on by Randy Bias

As a proof of concept, we’ve released a new Amazon EC2 ‘AMI’ (ami-34ba5f5d) that uses filesystem encryption (dm-crypt) for the ‘ephemeral store’. This image is available to the general public and we hope you get some good use from it. … Continue reading

Quick Update

Posted on by Randy Bias

We’ve been incommunicado because we’ve been nosedown working on our upcoming product, the Virtual Server Room (VSR). Expect some fairly interesting announcements early next year. I’ll provide some teaser blog entries here in the next couple of weeks that give … Continue reading

NetApp gets Virtualization

Posted on by Randy Bias

NetApp’s Founder, Dave Hitz, finally gets the merits of virtualization in his excellent blog. The reality is that virtualization is changing the way we think about IT in a fundamental way. There is one important facet of Dave’s entry above … Continue reading

Machine Virtualization & Trends

Posted on by Randy Bias

What are ‘Virtual Machines’ and why should you care? This article explores that question with an eye to the impact on startups in particular. Background Machine virtualization technology has existed for a very long time. From the days of IBM’s … Continue reading