VMware Cloud offerings plans to take on AWS and other Cloud Services

Posted on March 23, 2013 by Bhavesh Goswami | Comments(0)

VMware is the market leader in virtualization, but a forgotten name in Cloud. Famously the CEO said something in the essence that he is not worried about public cloud, but public clouds not running VMware. And that makes sense. AWS, the largest Public Cloud player, uses Citrix Zen and not VMware. Also a hoard of other Public Cloud provider like Rackspace and Linode uses Xen. Google uses Kernel-based Virtual Machine as hypervisor and Microsoft uses their own homegrown hyper-V. Thus you can see the none of the major Cloud players are on VMware technology, and that is surely worrying sign for VMware. VMware now plan to launch two Cloud services to compete with growing influence of AWS and other Cloud provides. VMware did a press release and explained their plan. The plan is to empower the VMware partners to create private/hybrid/public cloud using VMware products and to lure the vCloud users into using their Public Cloud offering. The company talks about two concrete offerings in the Cloud space: 1) VMware NSX VMware said they will release a product called VMware NSX that will be a network virtualization product that will work seamlessly with VMware and non-VMware hypervisors and cloud management systems. This will help VMware clients with better

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AWS Users Group Mumbai March Meetup

Posted on March 23, 2013 by CloudThat | Comments(0)

Come join us for the March Meetup for AWS User Group Mumbai. The venue is our office in Andheri-W, right next to the train station on SV Road. More info on the Meetup page. http://www.meetup.com/AWSMumbai/events/110324312/

How to use AWS EC2 AMI Copy Feature

Posted on March 22, 2013 by Bhavesh Goswami | Comments(0)

Until now it was a bit difficult to have the same EC2 AMI copied into multiple regions. AWS recently released the feature to be able to copy your AMI across regions. This is a big step in deploying scalable application that exists across multiple regions. I recommend anybody deploying any production application anywhere should copy their AMIs into multiple regions. This gives you ability to quickly launch your application in another region, when primary region is having difficulties. Of course you will need to also make sure databases are migrated, but we will talk about that some other time. Below is a brief tutorial on how to use this feature. AWS has really made it really simple. Go to console.aws.amazon.com and go to the EC2 section of the console. Select the region you AMI is currently in. Go to “AMIs” and select the AMI to be copied. Click on “Copy AMI” as shown below.     From the window that opens, select the region from the drop-down menu where you want to copy the AMI to.     Select “Copy AMI”.   And thats it. Within a short time the AMI will be available in the new region. Now you

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