Business Critical Apps in the Cloud

I’ve talked a lot on moving workloads to the cloud and helped many customers and partners on their journey. The issue with putting business critical apps up is always around visibility and control of it whilst in the cloud.

I have often looked at the likes of Dynatrace, AppDynamics and NewRelic as they’re in the leaders quadrant in APM. I always thought they sounded great but would be pretty hard to set up so never really took it much further. Continue reading “Business Critical Apps in the Cloud”

vCloud Director 9 Announced

Is VMware committed to Service Providers? Why yes, yes they are and this release proves it!

vCloud Director 9The first week in July an email hit my inbox asking whether I was keen to continue in the beta program for vCloud Director. I have been a part of the last few vCloud Director beta programs and they’re a fantastic way to get a sneak preview into the future as VMware sees it. Continue reading “vCloud Director 9 Announced”

How To: Creating a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in Zettagrid

Having a cloud server up and running only takes a few minutes. The trouble is unless you’ve done it before it can be a daunting process.

Create VPS ZettagridToday we will go through the deployment of a dedicated virtual server. You can use it for any purpose and it will be ready to use in minutes. Continue reading “How To: Creating a Virtual Private Server (VPS) in Zettagrid”

How to Size IaaS VMs in the Cloud Properly

People, you need to stop sizing your IaaS cloud workloads wrong!

Size IaaSIn my 7 years at Zettagrid I’ve seen hundreds of customers and partners move workloads over to an IaaS provider. All too often it could be done in a much more efficient manner.

In today’s post I would like to go through with you some things I’ve experienced and learnt along the way. Hopefully this aides you when you start your journey to the cloud. It should make the transition faster and much more of a seamless experience for your end users. Continue reading “How to Size IaaS VMs in the Cloud Properly”

Cloud migration, how I do I actually get my apps to the cloud?

Cloud MigrationYou’ve decided to move to the cloud, great! Cloud migration full steam ahead. Now how do you actually get there…

Generally speaking there are 3 methods to move/migrate to the cloud which are;
– Build the applications fresh in the cloud
– Use tools to replicate existing workloads as is
– Redesign your applications for the cloud Webscale Webscale WEBSCALE! Continue reading “Cloud migration, how I do I actually get my apps to the cloud?”