4 articles tagged with Networking

The End Goal is Public Cloud

Published on Mar 22, 2016 at 5:19 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (2) comments

Current state of IT? Cloudy The Enterprise IT environment in most companies today typically looks like this. Multiple private data centers (i.e private facilities), a few colocations, mostly virtualized with Private-like Clouds (almost always out of capacity), sprinkled with Public Cloud and some curiosity around how to make it all work (integration?). » read more

Cloud Use Cases

Published on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:13 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

The use cases for cloud-based services are as varied as traditional IT demands and can include, in order of the value to customers: Software Development & Testing NEW Applications that are Cloud aware Web Hosting Horizontal Application Scale-out Content Creation Big Data/Analytics Research & Development Data Archiving & Backups Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity While there are well-known Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) that provide a robust portfolio of cloud-based services, there also are numerous niche CSPs that can offer best-of-breed cloud services. These high level use cases have one very important requirement in common, network connectivity.. » read more

Cloud Integration: Extending On-Premise Applications into the Cloud

Published on Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM MST by Tracey Flanders with (3) comments

The public cloud market has substantially blurred the way we think about enterprise architecture and security. Data residing outside the data center needs to be protected and managed; an issue further irritated by BYOD. When employees demand access to data and services within your data centers, from anywhere, using any device, it becomes a complicated integration challenge. » read more

Howto: Use Vyatta for a virtual router on VMware vSphere 5.1

Published on Dec 31, 2012 at 11:42 AM MST by Tracey Flanders with (0) comments

This post covers installing and configuring a vyatta virtual machine on VMware ESXi 5.1. I use vyatta in my lab to simulate a routed network. » read more