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Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

Benefits of virtualization for small and mid-sized businesses

“If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

It’s a common sense advice, and many IT managers use this to explain why their infrastructure isn’t virtualized yet. Server virtualization technologies have been around for more than a decade now, but some businesses prefer the proven reliability of good ol’ dedicated servers. (more…)

How fast VM provisioning help cloud providers boost their business

How fast VM provisioning help cloud providers boost their business

With most businesses moving online, customers started expecting their servers to be provisioned in a few minutes. That was when the demand for virtualization sky-rocketed, as it enabled creation of server instances in just a few clicks.

For big cloud service providers who offer server virtualization solutions, VM provisioning tasks form an integral part of their order processing activities.  (more…)

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Design considerations for setting up a KVM server virtualization solution

Surveys indicate that 70% of online businesses adopt server virtualization solutions to reduce their costs [1]. But many times, the virtualization software costs outweigh this cost-benefit. That is where open source server virtualization technologies make a difference.

Choosing the right virtualization technology includes review of factors such as cost, features, security and performance. Recently we were contacted by a hosting provider who wanted to sell cheap VPS plans to SMBs. In this post we’ll discuss our design considerations to implement a server virtualization solution that was affordable, feature-rich, easily scalable and secure. (more…)

Best open source virtualization management software

Best open source virtualization management software

Virtualization refers to hosting a number of virtual server instances over a single physical machine. Dividing resources such as CPU, RAM, storage and I/O among multiple instances, helps in maximum hardware utilization. Statistics show that every business organization has virtualized over 70% of their servers.

To manage a virtualized environment, businesses need a management solution that enables optimal distribution of server resources among various virtual instances. A virtualization management solution helps to do this without much time or overhead. (more…)

Using oVirt API to automate VPS provisioning

Using oVirt API to automate VPS provisioning

It was Xmas time! Every website was flooding with offers and deals. I felt this was the best time to buy a tablet for myself. But many of these online stores had shipping times of 2 or more days.

That’s when I came across Amazon website, which highlighted a ‘Same Day Delivery!’ offer. I didn’t think for a moment before placing my order. Fast product delivery is what drove me to Amazon for my purchase.

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Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

Instant VPS provisioning in oVirt using templates

In October, Amazon unveiled its new service called Prime Now. With this service, you get your orders delivered within 1 hour. So, if you are running out of wine for your new year celebration, take out your phone, place an order in Amazon, and your stocks get replenished within 1 hour – How’s that for instant gratification? (more…)

Setting up Docker hosting in oVirt using Docker Swarm and Shipyard

Setting up Docker hosting in oVirt using Docker Swarm and Shipyard

In our previous post on configuring ‘Container as a Service’ in oVirt, we discussed how we deployed a scalable Docker infrastructure for application developers. Our first phase of implementation was focused on creating Docker containers within VMs.

The next stage was setting up a management software that enabled app developers to create, scale and delete the Docker containers. We used an open source application called Docker Swarm for this purpose. (more…)