This article is a general introduction to Swift, OpenStack’s Object Storage. We will cover the following topics: what Swift is, what kind of data you can store in Swift, how Swift controls access to your data, how Swift protects that … Read More
Would Microsoft Azure service ever become an OpenStack cloud? As reported by Jeffrey Schwartz in Redmond Magazine , “that looks unlikely anytime soon based on statements by company [Microsoft] officials..”. Whether Microsoft will support OpenStack, he concludes, is not a … Read More
Windows Azure Pack (WAP) is Microsoft’s private cloud offering. It offers a subset of the features found in Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud. What makes WAP nice for the user is that the portal and APIs are the same in both … Read More
Microsoft Azure has some nice paid services for creating site-to-site VPN. Using these, you can create a hybrid cloud that connects your enterprise network to a Virtual Network on Azure. But if you just want connect to a single Azure … Read More
Microsoft Azure has community based Linux images in VM Depot. In a previous blog, we showed how to copy a community image to you own Azure account. In this post, we talk about how to boot an instance from … Read More
When most people think of Microsoft Azure, they think of Windows servers. But Azure also supports popular Linux operating systems including Ubuntu, SUSE, CentOS, and Oracle Linux.
When you create a new Virtual Machine in the Azure Portal, it offers … Read More
One of the problems with hybrid clouds is the bandwidth limitation between your private cloud in the enterprise and a public cloud provider. The communications link can quickly become a bottleneck when one cloud tries to access data in the … Read More