Category Archives: Highly Available Architectures

Google Cloud Platform Prices Reduced Up To 30 Percent

Preemptible Virtual Machine Instances Provide Reduced Google Cloud Platform Prices There's an interesting new development in Google Cloud Platform prices that I think is worthy of review.  I've always felt that cloud computing prices should be lower.  The technology has been around long enough for many providers to have recouped their upfront deployment costs.  Cloud…
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Cloud Foundry Now With New Vendor Support

Pivotal Software Updates Cloud Foundry Product with New Vendor Support Cloud Foundry has been updated with support for Spring Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure and even Docker. Check out this on ADT blog post for more information on this new product development.     Cloud Foundry Adds Support for Spring Cloud Services, Azure, .NET and Docker…
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Microsoft Azure – New Development with Red Hat

Microsoft, Red Hat and Azure Microsoft and Red Hat have entered into an agreement in the cloud space.  Red Hat will now be an option for Linux customers in the Azure platform.  It looks like the war is on hold for now.         Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another huge and…
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Managing Hadoop Clusters in Microsoft Azure

 Manage Hadoop clusters in HDInsight using the Azure portal I was following up on a Microsoft Azure blog post revealing a new customer preview - Spark for Azure HDInsight.  This was very interesting to me and I wanted to check it out.  As a Microsoft Partner, I have access to Azure as on of the many benefits.…
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Enterprises Virtualization Change

Are Enterprises Changing Directions? • The Virtualization Practice This is an interesting read by Edward Haletky at the Virtualization Practice.  Take some time and check out what he had to say back in March on the state of virutalization at the enterprise level.   Are Enterprises Changing Directions? * The Virtualization Practice Here are some other…
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering

Considering Failover Clustering For Your Environment I recently had the opportunity to assist with the deployment of SQL Server 2012 in a failover cluster on vSphere 5.5.  I have to admit, the vSphere tasks had not changed since I deployed a file service cluster on Server 2008 R2 last year.  You'll be happy to know…
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Clusters for Service Consolidation

Using Microsoft Cluster Services to Consolidate Your Infrastructure As I mentioned in a previous post, Failover Clustering Overview | Windows Server 2008 R2, the idea of using Microsoft Cluster Services (MSCS) to host multiple services seemed quite viable as HA solution.  For many companies that use Microsoft server products as the foundation of their infrastructure,…
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Failover Clustering Overview | Windows Server 2008 R2

Late last year, I began working on a migration project to move a single Windows Sever file service to a two node failover cluster using Windows Server 2008 R2. The configuration was implemented in a VMware vShpere 4.1 tenant datacenter.  I was not able to use Windows Server 2012 because vSphere 4.1 doesn't support it. …
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Severalnines – Configurator for MySQL Cluster

For the past few months I have been working with the MySQL Cluster product.  I have to admit, it's not an easy hill to climb.  When I initially started working to setup a cluster, I associated it with many of the other clustered solutions I had worked with.  However, there were some basic differences that…
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Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud Explained | Visual.ly

Understand What Cloud Technology Is All About If you are having a hard time with understanding the Cloud, please take a moment and review this excellent infographic by Sam Turner on Visual.ly.  I wass really impressed with the way Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud was explained with such definition.  At Paraklesys, we endeavor to help…
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