Dramatically Cut Costs with AWS Instance Scheduler

On-demand infrastructure, with its speed, agility, efficient use of resources and lower costs drives many organizations toward cloud adoption. When used in conjunction with tools like CloudFormation or Terraform, users are able...

OpenStack-Multa Part 4: setting up OpenVPN and accessing your VMs

In parts 1 - 3 of this blog series, I covered how to deploy VMs using nested virtualisation followed by OpenStack installation, all fully automated using Heat and Ansible. In this...

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by Red Hat Delivers Benefits of Cloud, IT Stability

For many IT organizations, stability can be an elusive goal. Frequent cloud platform upgrades are disruptive, while compliance and certification requirements that require extensive, costly testing procedures are financially onerous. Yet they’re...

OpenStack-Multa Part 3: Installing OpenStack using OpenStack-Ansible

In part 1 and 2 of this series, I covered how to deploy the VMs we’ll use to run a nested virtualisation version of OpenStack and how to prepare them for...

OpenStack-Multa Part 2: configuring your infrastructure VMs using Ansible

In the first part of this blog series, I covered why you might deploy OpenStack on top of OpenStack using Heat and Ansible. If you followed part one, you’ll have deployed...
Service Blocks

Service Blocks – build your own cloud managed service

Over a twenty-year career buying and selling IT services, ten of which I’ve spent building my own managed service practice, it’s fair to say I’ve seen some challenges. The market in...

Infrastructure as Code: Seems Easy, But Best Left to Experts

Infrastructure as code, or IaC, is one of the foundational elements of cloud computing. It enables the “elasticity” of the cloud: the ability to spin up, configure and dispose of hundreds...

OpenStack-Multa Part 1: deploying on VMs using Heat

In an ideal world, every OpenStack deployment should have a 'staging' version, so production critical workloads can be tested against the next release.  You should also have an R&D environment for...

Finding the Right Partner for Application Modernization

Forward-looking organizations know they need to modernize their applications; according to Accenture, 85 percent of execs believe legacy IT hinders their ability to move to a digital model. They know that modernizing apps offers...

HPE Discover 2018: time for pay-as-you-go private cloud as a service

HPE Discover is a major industry event we love to attend – and this year was no exception. There was a great turnout, and many opportunities for us to gain industry...

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