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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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Lightwave and Photon Measured from a Rocket, VMware Enhances Cloud-Native Apps

Whether or not their customers realize it, VMware has been in the container game for light years in container time.  One of the things I’ve found the most interesting, is the ability to run containers on the vSphere platform without increasing overhead, or sacrificing performance.  Anyone who has a vSphere environment, and is thinking about …

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Landing a Rocket on a Container Ship, Docker and appc

Docker, initially released in about two years ago, in March 2013, has quickly gained popularity.  The ability of the platform, to make your applications easily portable and deployable, is attractive to many organizations.  Docker has grown from a container engine to a full featured product, which is evident with the purchase Docker just made of …

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Your First Custom Image in Docker

In my last article at 24x7ITConnection, I talked a little bit about what docker is, and walked everyone through setting up Boot2docker on their platform of choice.  At this point, I’m assuming you have it boot2Docker running, or a Linux machine running Docker.  Now, let’s take it a step further, and look at how we …

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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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Checking OpenStack’s Pulse With Pacemaker

High availability is an important aspect of any infrastructure deployment.  We’re all familiar with technologies such as VMware’s HA and Microsoft Cluster Server.  Pacemaker brings this same functionality to the Linux world.  Pacemaker can scale from a two node active/passive cluster to a 16 node active/active cluster.  Pacemaker also brings enables you to ensure application …

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