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OpenStack Congress, Policy for Your Cloud

When we talk about our next generation data centers, and how we are going to run them, recently, many of our discussions have turned to policy.  How do we want our applications to be deployed?  What type of service levels do we want them to have?  Which virtual machines or instances should be present on …

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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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The Sphere is Solid: vSphere Hardening, the Right Way

Whether we embrace it or not, IT Security organizations have become key players in our organizations over the years.  Sometimes they get a bad rap, they have to be come the enforces for various policies and compliance requirements our businesses must adhere to.  Audits can be met with enthusiasm or dread, but they aren’t going any place soon.  I think much …

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