Infrastructure as a Service is one of the three delivery methods of cloud
computing (the other two are Platform as a Service and Software as a
Users of IaaS have the expertise to maintain operating systems and
applications, but don't wish to purchase server, storage and networking
hardware and a datacenter to house the hardware. The cloud provider provides
these services from a shared pool. The cloud user will then use the virtual
machines to fulfill their computing requirements and may install their own
operating system and will install their own applications on the virtual
Some characteristics of IaaS:
Elasticity: you can provision (add) or de-provision (remove) cloud instances
to scale up or down your environment. Firewalls: may be host-based on each
cloud instance (virtual machine - see below) and/or an Internet firewall that
offers the c... (more)
OpenStack is an Infrastructure as a Service offering. (see my prior post for
an explanation of IaaS).
OpenStack is an OpenSource project, founded by RackSpace, NASA and others.
OpenStack can be deployed as a public or private cloud.
The OpenStack projects are: CINDER, GLANCE, KEYSTONE, NOVA, QUANTUM, SWIFT.
OpenStack Compute: (NOVA)
Project NOVA, or OpenStack Compute, provisions and manages on-demand virtual
machines and associated resources: CPU, Memory, Disk and Network.
Virtual machines can be started, stopped, suspended, created and deleted,
while network options for a ... (more)
A first-degree direct LinkedIn connection implies that the two parties know
Using this assumption, two unconnected LinkedIn users attempt to connect via
an intermediary. What often happens is that the first degree connections are
in fact very weak connections, and thus of no use to the third party
attempting to connect via the intermediary.
I log into LinkedIn and would like an introduction to Brent.
I view Brent's profile and notice that his first degree connection, Brian, is
also a first degree connection with me.
So I ask Brian for an int... (more)
Amazon Web Services – Disaster Recovery, High Availability and Fault
AWS - Amazon Web Services AMI - Amazon Machine Instance DR - Disaster
Recovery FT - Fault Tolerance HA - High Availability
High Availability and Fault Tolerance – the requirement that a computer
application be seemlessly available to users without interruption, literally
“no (or very little) fault will be tolerated”. In simple speak, this
means that I am able to use a computer application even though in the
background there may be outages, for example har... (more)
Eucalyptus is an open source Infrastructure as a Service cloud offering. What
is unique about Eucalyptus is that it is compatible with Amazon AWS APIs.
This means that you can:
Use Eucalyptus commands to manage Amazon or Eucalyptus instances. Freely move
instances between a Eucalyptus private cloud and the Amazon Public cloud to
create a hybrid cloud.
Eucalyptus leverages operating system virtualization, such as KVM or XEN, to
achieve isolation between applications and stacks. Operating system
virtualization dedicates CPU and RAM to systems and applications such that
they don't ... (more)