Earlier this year I started writing a series of articles about virtualization and the cloud. The aim is to demystifying virtualization by describing what it means in terms that someone who works with enterprise-class solutions would understand.
I’ve got enough articles now to warrant an index. If you want to add to the ‘to do’ list just put in a request in the comments section and I’ll see what I can do.
A high-level comparison of the physical and virtual world plus some brief definitions of key concepts - virtual images, vapps, vcloud manager, virtual appliances, vcenter, vsphere, hypervisor, vfabric, etc.
A valiant attempt to draw the relationship between “cloud vs. managed services vs. hosted vs. virtualized vs…”. Includes a hierarchical diagram of the defintions.
More information about the what, how and why of virtualization of your servers. Read this is you are not sure exactly what a virtual server is or why you would even care.
vApps are one of the key building blocks of any virtualized environment, this posting drills down into the content of a vApp and the OVF standard that defines them.
Not only a description of what a Vblock is but detailed instructions on how to build your own and save yourself ~$2 million. (Your milage may vary)
Blind men and fluffy elephants
On its way: ‘What’ the cloud is depends on where you are standing. This article will consider what is important in the cloud depending on your point of view.