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Meet Velostrata at Cloud Expo

Meet Velostrata at Cloud Expo next week in London, Stand 835, demonstrating our latest cloud migration capabilities:


Velostrata de-risks cloud migration because you can move compute while keeping storage on premises. Once you’re satisfied with performance and costs, Velostrata migrates the rest of the data in the background while apps are running. If you’re not happy in the cloud, you can move your workload back on premises with a mouse click. Move production workloads to the cloud in minutes, vs days or weeks – without re-writing the application or modifying images, storage or management processes. Velostrata is the only solution that simply and elegantly handles both compute and storage migration – without complicated application rewrites, consultant hours, and downtime. 


I’m going to try to get down there.

Poor mans Private IaaS – An alternative to vCloud Director

My boss made me a aware of an Open Source IaaS CMP a few days back called vOneCloud based on Open Nebula. I had seen Open Nebula before but didn’t actually know there was VMware compatible version. So I gave it a try in the lab.


I downloaded the OVF appliance from followed the instructions to set it up. Fairly Simple.


You have do what you’d expect from a CMP and add in your cloud/virtualisation platform which I did. Something that is worth mentioning is it also supports KVM, Xen, AWS etc etc etc which is quite awesome for an open source product.


You then have the ability to carve out resources in VDC just like you would in vCloud Director and align those VDCs to users/groups.


You also have the ability to create a catalog from vSphere Templates.



The one irritating thing though is there is no control over datastores. So you cannot add which datastore for a user to choose where a template is deployed. I guess probably the best thing to do is align that with cluster configuration when you do the setup.


Also I’m not sure how you’d do any post deployment automation which today we use products like vRA and vRO from VMware todo.


Anyway since its FREE I’d say it could be a good alternative to something like vCloud Director. Given that VMware pulled the plug on selling vCloud Director for Private Cloud use this may be your answer. If you’ve followed any of my VMUG sessions you’d know we still plan to move ahead with vRA in place of vCloud Director but again Open Nebula is FREE, expect when you need support.


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