VMware Cloud Director Logical Constructs

At Rackspace, we’ve enjoyed the many benefits VMware Cloud Director brings as it has allowed us to engineer a VMware-based cloud solution that delivers some amazing customer benefits once thought not possible on VMware. In this series over the next few weeks, I’ll provide an overview of some of the key features of VMware Cloud Director and our learnings. The series will cover the following topics so be sure to check back for new posts.

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VMware Cloud Director: An Introduction

At Rackspace, we’ve enjoyed the many benefits VMware Cloud Director brings as it has allowed us to engineer a VMware-based cloud solution that delivers some amazing customer benefits once thought not possible on VMware. In this series over the next few weeks, I’ll provide an overview of some of the key features of VMware Cloud Director and our learnings. The series will cover the following topics so be sure to check back for new posts.

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AWS Java Lambda Cold Start

In 2020 Q4, we at Rackspace decided to move the one of our applications from on-premises to AWS Cloud using its serverless service, Lambda.

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Five simple rules for a successful hybrid cloud architecture on AWS

Originally published in March 2019, at Onica.com/blog

The information in this post came from the Amazon Web Services® (AWS) Vancouver Meetup Group presentation.

When discussing cloud strategies, hybrid cloud often comes up as a possible solution. It’s not a solution Onica promotes. Sometimes, however, it’s necessary for clients who are facing certain limitations in their workloads. If that’s your situation, we want to ensure that you’re enacting your hybrid cloud architecture correctly.

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How to promote business growth with application modernization

Originally published on April 2, 2019 on Onica.com/blog

Cloud migration has become a growing norm in business. However, many businesses that migrate are not maximizing the potential of the cloud. Despite growing cloud adoption, businesses often fail to operate in a cloud-native manner, creating inefficiencies in terms of both cost and operations. The problem is that it can be difficult to define what it means to be cloud-native, and gaps in education keep business leaders from pursuing cloud-native aspirations for business growth and success.

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Stats from an SSH Honeypot

I decided to run an ssh honeypot in my Cloud Server on the Internet. While this has been done many times by others, I wanted to see what would happen and share my results.

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Steps to migrate multiple IIS sites

You may be asked to migrate multiple Internet Information Server (IIS) sites from on-site to the Cloud, but migrating individual sites is a long and daunting task. This blog discusses simplifying the process.

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LACP bonding and Linux configuration

This blog introduces Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) bonding and provides step-by-step configuration of LACP bonding on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and CentOS operating systems versions 6 and 7.

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Containers in the OpenStack ecosystem

Container technology is evolving at a very rapid pace. The purpose of the webinar talk in this post is to describe the current state of container technologies within the OpenStack Ecosystem. Topics we will cover include:

  • How OpenStack vendors and operators are using containers to create efficiencies in deployment of the control plane services
  • Approaches OpenStack consumers are taking to deploy container-based applications on OpenStack clouds
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Custom images via boot.rackspace.com:Training wheels included

With the recent announcement of Cloud Images, creating custom images for the Rackspace Public Cloud is now a functionality users have at their disposal.

To simplify the custom image creation process, Rackspace released boot.rackspace.com, a collection of iPXE scripts that allows you to rapidly network boot Operating Systems, Utilities and other tools very easily. It’s especially useful for remote access environments when you don’t want to utilize remote attached CD’s in a Dell DRAC, HP iLO or some other type of remote tool. It’s especially awesome for bootstrapping your own custom installation on a Cloud Server!

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