We run down the top six myths cloud computing detractors tell.
1. It’s insecure
People are afraid of losing control,” says Leandro Balbinot, CIO of Brazilian retailer Lojas Renner. But “just because your data is somewhere else, doesn’t mean it’s less, or more, secure,” says Accenture CIO Frank Modruson. Test, monitor and review. That’s the only way to mitigate risk in or out of the cloud.
Learn about virtualization by creating your own one-box lab. Here’s how to do it.
The best way to learn about virtualization is with your own lab. When most people think of a lab, they picture a closet housing a group of servers that cost several thousand dollars. While there are some scenarios where you would want to create such a lab, in this case you can take advantage of the power of virtualization by building, yes, a virtual lab.
One of the best platforms with which to build a virtual lab is Apple’s Mac OS X, which is becoming more popular among techies. you likely will already find some guides on the Web about how to build a virtual lab in Windows, but doing so on the Mac is not as well documented.
VMware virtual machines easier to move to cloud with VM Import Connector
Amazon Web Services (AWS) will help IT staff to move virtual machines to the AWS cloud with a new plugin for VMware’s management platform, AWS said on Friday.
The Amazon EC2 VM Import Connector is a plugin for VMware vCenter Server. It is based on Amazon VM Import, a feature that was announced last year and allows IT staff to move to a virtual machine image from their existing VMware environment to Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). The Connector lets them do it using an interface they are familiar with, AWS said a blog post.
Oracle has reportedly changed its position on support for its RAC (Real Application Clusters) software running in VMware virtualized environments, saying it will provide it under certain circumstances.
The shift was flagged and hailed by EMC’s vice president of VMware Strategic Alliance, Chad Sakac, on his personal blog Tuesday.
While Oracle has not actually certified any of its products running on VMware, it will provide support for issues that “are known to occur on the native OS, or can be demonstrated not to be as a result of running on VMware,” according to a November 8 Oracle support document Sakac posted to his blog.