Citrix and Mirantis Join Forces

Mirantis Openstack

There is exciting news in the cloud industry as two of CloudOps’ partners bring their technologies together. Citrix’s NetScaler is now certified for use in Mirantis OpenStack, which means increased scalability, performance, and speed of applications deployed on cloud infrastructures. This powerful combination makes use of the NetScaler Control Center to manage application delivery control of…

Faking Bare Metal in the Cloud
with Ravello Systems

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As CloudOps’ Lead OpenStack Architect, I have created a technical how-to post explaining how Ravello Systems helps simulate a bare metal lab using public cloud resources like AWS and Google Cloud. It provides advanced features that are not available on public clouds and similarly allows for monthly operational expense management.

Using Ravello Systems to Simulate a Bare Metal Like to Mirantis…

You’re Always Wrong About Your IT Needs and Here Is Why

cloud helps you be wrong

One of the hardest things I have learned over my career in IT is that no matter how diligently you work to understand and meet business requirements, you almost always end up with too many or too few resources, too early or too late.

While the problem is often due to poor delivery of IT projects and product capabilities, even more frequently it is because either the anticipated business demand…