My review of the VCP 510 Exam and talking about my Crowd Sourced Cloud idea.
I know I’ve poked fun at Yahoo! in the past but don’t get me wrong, for Cloud computing professionals I believe they are one of the most exciting places to work.
Yahoo!’s current VP of Cloud resigned to become the CTO of Go Daddy. I don’t believe Marissa will have a shortage of eager candidates applying to fill the role. Yahoo may be stale to developers when its compared to traditional Silicon Valley environments but there’s no question they have an exciting environment for fans of big data and Cloud computing. They are large and early backers of Hadoop and have a wealth of big data to leverage.
Yahoo! Mail is still among the largest of free mail solutions and very few sites have more traffic than Yahoo!’s home page. I asked the question earlier to my peers if they’d answer a call from a Yahoo! recruiter and the answer was yes across the board.
If you are in the sexy application developer crowd Yahoo! may not be very exciting but us virtualization geeks think otherwise.
GigaOM Research expects the cloud computing market will grow from $70.1 billion in 2012 to $158.8 billion in 2014. With such expansion, cloud service providers must find ways to provide increasingly sustainable performance. At the same time, they must accommodate a growing number of internet users, whose expectations about improved and consistent response times are expanding.
However, service providers cannot boost performance if the corresponding cost also rises.
Well today was day 2 of my Global Knowledge Install, Config and Manage vSphere 5.0 course. I never liked the pace of these courses as I like things to move pretty fast. But the instructor is pretty good and my fellow classmates are knowledgeable which makes the course more bearable. The great thing is that the course is being taught at one of our offices and the instructor is able to tailor the material to our organization. Today was all about networking and storage. The material helped fill in some blanks or things I really didn’t think about. An example was the VMKernel. I just always thought of as well the VMKernel and not a separate stack for specific things such as storage. Also, he did some high level Fiber Channel (FC) design and protocol explanations which helped me understand storage a little better from the storage administrators perspective.
The class has not been a waste of time but I still don’t believe it should be required to take the VCP examine. Tomorrow is all about Virtual Machine management. I’m sure I’ll pick up some nuggets as well.
If VMware's(s vmw) application to join the OpenStack Foundation is approved, it could mean several things for the server virtualization kingpin.
First, it adds more weight to the argument that VMware "gets" open source. Last month, news of its acquisition of Nicira, an OpenStack contributor, showed that VMware might be more receptive to joining forces with -- or at least giving lip service to -- the OpenStack open-source cloud initiative.
VMware's(s vmw) annual VMworld shindig is next week, giving the company a golden opportunity to answer a lot of questions about its future and its future products. Here are five topics the company needs to address at the event where incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger, and out-going CEO Paul Maritz will both keynote.
1: Settle the spin out question
Will VMware spin out its…
Hiring managers from Salesforce.com, Microsoft, and mobile ad network company InMobi are hiring and hiring aggressively. But when it comes to working at these kind of name companies, well, the competition is fierce. So, how do you win them over?
During Google I/O last week, I talked to hiring managers and recruiters to find out.
Microsoft and Bing
The Redmond giant's Silicon Valley Bing operation has approximately 15 job openings in development, testing and program management, says Alok Agarwal, a Microsoft senior test manager.
This is pretty cool. I`ve had to look in multiple places for all of this in the past and Kendrick Coleman put together an entire end to end guide for install vCloud Director 1.5. Now getting it installed is one thing setting it up to be useful is something enterily different. I have to credit Kendrick for the effort put into this post. This was something that I had wanted to tackle in the past but just had found the time to do.
Thanks for putting in the time to do so Mr. Coleman.
Last week's Amazon Web Services outage might have outsmarted Netflix's Chaos Monkeys, but the content-distribution giant isn't about to turn its back on cloud computing. According to a Friday blog post from the Netflix (s nflx) cloud team, the outage (which started with a generator failure and resulted in a cascading bug that took down AWS's (s amzn) Elastic Load Balancer feature) exposed some flaws in Netflix's operations both within and beyond its control, but it was a relatively small blip in what has been better overall availability since the company made the move entirely to the cloud.
I teach two courses at work. The first is a Cloud Computing course which my first two videos were based on and the other is a VMWare vSphere 5 course which this video is based. This is an introduction to the basic concept of Virtualization. Nothing vendor specific other than examples of types of virtualization and virtualization production.
My next video will be on the installation of VNware Workstation 8.