By Fabio Furlani and Shivaramakrishnan Gopalakrishna Recently, my friend Fabio and I were talking about our children. We both have boys: mine is five years old, while Fabio’s son is 21. Both watch a lot of videos and download a lot of pictures and music from the internet. As technologically savvy fathers, we try to […]
Recently, technologies like Docker have popularized software containers as basic computational units for application deployment. In addition to easing the process of application development, testing, deployment and maintenance, these technologies also promise to be lighter-weight alternatives to full-fledged virtualization.
In the last week of June 2014, I had the chance to share a project with worldwide information technology (IT) experts—all of them with a wide breadth of experience in the IT industry. We discussed several topics during those days—of course each expert has a very particular and personal point of view about the market […]
In almost 20 years in IT, I don’t recall ever seeing a time when virtually all major IT vendors have aligned. But cloud computing seems to be different, as every major IT vendor is promoting cloud computing, and the future looks certain to be in the cloud. As more and more infrastructure, applications and services […]
Some organizations still run some very old applications. In fact, I’ve come across some applications recently whose origins date back to the mid-1990s! Applications of this age can introduce some unique challenges that may not be obvious at first glance. But as with people, they still have value even when they get to an advanced […]
Moving to a cloud environment can have numerous benefits, including standardization, self service, virtualization and automation.
As more and more infrastructure, applications and services are moved to the cloud, the role of the system administrator is questioned.
In this post, I'll introduce some basic but important concepts about PowerVM, which acts as a hypervisor.
The word for today is virtualization. I dug around for some different meanings of the word as it is sometimes not a simple concept.