This month's #cloudchat featured moderator Cade Metz of Wired Enterprise, and panelists Addison Snell of Intersect360, Ram Rajamony of IBM Research, Dan Kuznetsky of Kuznetsky Group, LLC, and Walter Falk of IBM.
Ever felt like creating your own little private cloud on your desktop or laptop? Or, just wanted to explore what the cloud software really does? If you think there’s too much cost involved for these initiatives, think again, because open source is there to the rescue!
The concept of Elastic IP (EIP) and Elastic Block Storage (EBS) was initially introduced by Amazon EC2 as a way to decouple the resources assigned to a cloud user from his utilization. In other words, as a cloud user, you can reserve an elastic resource and assign it to one of the VMs you own, but you can also reassign it to a separate VM whenever you need (for example, when you need to replace your VM with a new one).
I really liked the post “Rapid deployments with IBM SmartCloud Provisioning” that explains how simple and fast it is to deploy instances using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning. But it is also important to have a flexible way for passing parameters during the deployment in order to configure or customize the deployed instances.
In this three-part series, we look at what to consider in the early phases of a private cloud project. We already talked about virtualization and automation. But, cloud is much more than that and it’s important to have a close look at self-service and chargeback too.