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Saving Time = Saving Money: Fixing the delay with VM Automation

by Steve Curle

on Oct 29, 2014 11:56:00 AM

OK, so everyone can agree that there has been a major shift in the way infrastructure is set up. The days of giant resource sucking data centres are up; with their endless racks of physical servers replaced by the virtualised idiom: virtual machines residing on a single host in which resources and power are efficiently and dynamically distributed, based on a business’ actual requirements. But whilst this is all very well for systems that are up and running, what about the actual build process for deploying virtual machines (VM)?

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Topics: DDI, IP Adress Management, VMWare, VM Automation, Infoblox, vCO

Steve Curle

Want to know the secret to successful DDI?

by Steve Curle

on Sep 18, 2014 2:29:00 PM

With the birth of the virtualised environment, we are no longer restricted by the number of physical servers in our racks, so the number of servers can grow significantly and at a greater rate than before. In a virtualised environment, machines are deployed, moved or powered down frequently.  In such a dynamic environment, keeping on top of the IP addresses, DNS records and Virtual machine IDs is very important. If manual intervention is required for all of these tasks, this will undoubtedly slow down the process, cutting into the benefits of a virtualised environment.

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Topics: DHCP, DDI, IP Adress Management, DNS