For a while now I have been intending to read something on CoreOS. CoreOS Essentials, by Rimantas Mocevicius, looked like a good place to start as it says “To use the CoreOS virtual machine, you need to have VirtualBox, Vagrant, and git installed on your computer.” Being a huge fan of both Virtualbox and Vagrant, this… Continue reading No usable default provider could be found for your system.
My background over nearly 20 years has been Oracle Database, more recently focusing on the supporting infrastructure of large-scale databases. While many of the IT silos we know have come apart, even with Software-Defined Everything (SDx), knowledge of IT Networking has remained an apparent dark-art, at least to me. So, on the basis that if… Continue reading Is Networking a Cognitive-Gap in Hyper-Convergence?
Next week, I will be attending the inaugural UKOUG Licence Management Event 2016 (#UKOUG_LME16) on the 15th March in London at the Kensington Close Hotel. This feels a lot like how I remember my first CloudExpo in London, 4 years ago now, it was a little “rough around the edges”, at the same… Continue reading Attending #UKOUG_LME16? It’s next week!
Did you like the title? Probably not as much as I do, because I love it! So much, I’ve decided to make this a series of posts. Last time out, I opened with a discussion around converged infrastructure and the key considerations were: Single vendor solutions from Oracle, HP, etc. Choose your storage, with Cisco… Continue reading Getting Hyper about Converged Infrastructure, Part 2
Having long been interested in the Integrated Infrastructure space and discussion around Converged and Hyper-Converged infrastructure, here’s a first blog on the subject – reading the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance data sheet, it describes the formerly named Virtual Compute Appliance, as an integrated, “wire once,” software-defined converged infrastructure. This got me thinking about the areas… Continue reading Getting Hyper about Converged Infrastructure
EMC Redefines Big Data with 2 Business Data Lake Solutions This is my first blog since being selected to join the EMC Elect 2015 program, recognizing 100 of the most socially-engaged specialists in the EMC Community, that includes employees, partners and customers. One of the many benefits to being a member of the EMC Elect… Continue reading EMC Redefines Big Data with 2 Business Data Lake Solutions
Originally posted on Frits Hoogland Weblog:
This post looks like I am jumping on the bandwagon of IT orchestration like a lot of people are doing. Maybe I should say ‘except for (die hard) Oracle DBA’s’. Or maybe not, it up to you to decide. Most people who are interested in IT in general will…