Public cloud outages – 20:20 hindsight

AWS outage - 20-20 hindsight

Rocky start for public cloud providers

Our favorite public cloud providers have had a rocky start to the year. First, on February 28th Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud infrastructure provider for the likes of Netflix, Comcast, Adobe, Dow Jones, GE, and even NASA, suffered at the hands of “Murphy’s Law”. While debugging an issue within the S3 billing system, an incorrectly entered command removed a larger than expected amount of server capacity. This unexpected loss of available capacity forced the remaining servers supporting the subsystem to restart, creating a degradation of service that caused a ripple effect across other services supported by S3.

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Top Six New Technologies revealed at VMworld 2015

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VMworld 2015 brought a host of new technologies designed to extend networking virtualization and enhance security for today’s mobile virtualized workload. And while there were dozens of product enhancements announced at VMworld 2015, read on for the six announcements we feel are worth a deeper look.

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VMware stretches Virtual SAN across clusters  – 5 new features in vSAN 6.1

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vSAN 6.1 now stretches across clusters to pool massive amounts of storage resources with ease.

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