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Docker Supercomputing?  That’s Cray!

Have a Cray supercomputer hiding out under your desk? Probably not, but you may have studied at an institution with one, or work for an organization with one. Cray recently announced their Cray XC line will feature an optimized Docker deployment for high performance computing environments, with their CS400, XE, and XK platforms following suit …

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FlexPod and All-Flash FAS for VMware Horizon View

My time with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, or VDI started in 2007.  We deployed VMware’s Virtual Desktop Manager for a couple of test projects, including desktops for the help desk, and desktops with admin tools for certain groups within our IT organization.  This was before linked clones existed, and we had a hard time justifying the …

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Meet KVM, Your Linux Based Hypervisor

When you hear the three letters, KVM, the first think you may think of is Keyboard Video, and Mouse, that wondrous piece of technology that let you access the desktop of your servers when you were in the data center.  I’m not talking about that KVM, I’m talking about the other KVM, Kernel-based Virtual Machine. …

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FlexPod and Microsoft Private Cloud

One of the great things about FlexPod is its versatility.  I can run multiple operating systems and applications on the same set of physical hardware.  Just because I deploy a certain validated design doesn’t mean that other solutions can’t co-exist in the same hardware.  Perhaps I only need eight of my 16 blades for VMware …

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OpFlex-ing Your Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

ACI, or Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure is a new approach to managing and architecting our infrastructure.  Integrated infrastructures, such as FlexPod have helped organizations streamline their approaches to designing, deploying, and running data centers.  Software such as UCS Director has served as a unifying platform for managing the underlying components of the infrastructure, compute, network …

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