Heat Orchestration Template(HOT)

Openstack orchestration program aims to create a human and machine-accessible service for managing the entire lifecycle of infrastructure and applications within OpenStack clouds, this is achieved by using HEAT. HEAT is a project of Openstack, it implements an orchestration engine to launch multiple composite cloud applications based on templates in the form of text files […]

Install plugins on Jenkins

For understanding and installing jenkins server refer previous blog Jenkins Server and for connecting slave to the master node refer Configure Jenkins Slave and Connect to Master. Let’s continue installing plugins on Jenkins. We need following plugins for our Jenkins job. Subversion plugin: This plugin adds the Subversion support (via SVNKit) to Jenkins. Workspace cleanup […]

Jenkins Server

Jenkins is an open source automation server. Jenkins manages and controls development lifecycle processes of all kinds, including build, document, test, package, stage, deployment, static analysis and many more. At its core, Jenkins does two things: automated integration and external build monitoring. This means that it can greatly simplify the process of keeping your code […]

Isolating applications on weave network

For understanding Weave networks refer previous blog on Weave networks. A single Weave network can host multiple, isolated applications where each application’s containers are able to communicate with each other, but not with the containers of other applications. To begin isolating an application (or parts of an application),we need to configure Weave Net’s IP allocator […]

Weave Net

Introduction Weave Net creates a virtual network that connects Docker containers across multiple hosts and enables their automatic discovery. With Weave Net, portable micro-services based applications consisting of multiple containers can run anywhere: on one host, multiple hosts or even across cloud providers and data centers. Weave net is connecting docker containers running anywhere: on […]

Disaster recovery in the Cloud

Cloud computing accounts for much of the high-tech buzz these days. The concept and some of the products and services of cloud-based disaster recovery are still nascent. SMBs are discovering and starting to influence cloud services for Disaster Recovery (DR). The usage-based cost of cloud services is well suited for DR where the secondary infrastructure […]

Cloud NAS

Using the public cloud as a NAS tier for primary storage is a much tougher sell for most IT shops than for backups or archives. However, an emerging technology that could make the prospect more pleasant is the gateway that acts as a hybrid cloud storage appliance. The appliances supply an on-premises cache that can […]

Cloud Storage for primary data

Cloud storage is a common target for backups and archives, but it’s a tricky proposition for primary data. It is recommended for IT shops to use hybrid cloud storage or cloud-integrated storage for primary data when applications run at their on-premises data centers. With hybrid cloud storage, often in the form of an appliance, a […]

Storage for VDI

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) projects can frustrate IT managers, trying to keep end users happy and VDI costs on par with the cost of traditional PC implementations. VDIs place different I/O and read/write demands on the storage infrastructure than traditional desktops, and storage pros are likely to hear different advice from storage vendors and VDI […]