At VaiSulWeb virtualization is so pervasive that basically there aren’t physical machines other than virtualization hosts or storage since about 2008 or 2009. That means about 10 years now. And counting. Microsoft Hyper-V served us very well and over time our reliance on that technology increased with happy results. It has been solid and consistent and allowed us to scale up more and more, adding new technologies and solutions and enabling us to virtualize roles and workloads that seemed a bit difficult to virtualize.
As many other providers, we recently started integrating AMD CPUs into our infrastructure, given the terrific advantages that those could bring to the [...]
If you’re anything like me, virtualization has a great and important role in your everyday work. I use to virtualize most of my development machines, with Visual Studio and the whole stack. That allows me to avoid reconfiguring the environments whenever I need to switch my main machine, plus you get all the benefits of virtualization like for example the ability to backup the whole machine and move it elsewhere.
Up until now, such deployments had just one limitation: you could not use them to run mobile apps since nested virtualization was not supported on Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 R2 so you could not run emulators that needed Hyper-V. Things changed with Windows [...]
Nel suo processo di trasformazione verso architetture completamente virtualizzate (SDDC, software defined datacenter), Bank of America ha attivato due infrastrutture parallele, una basata su OpenStack e l’altra sul software di un vendor che ha deciso di non rendere pubblico. In questo momento, l’infrastruttura fornita dal vendor sta prevalendo mentre BofA ritiene OpenStack “non ancora pronto”. Pochi dei 1500 servizi che la banca sta trasferendo ogni mese nella nuova struttura vengono infatti spostati sulla piattaforma OpenStack a causa di non meglio precisati “problemi” che sono stati aggirati trasferendo circa 6500 servizi sulla seconda [...]