HowTo: Platform9 + Ravello + VMware

Platform9 Connected to VMware on Ravello

RavelloSystems provides a cloud-based platform for spinning up a test-lab quickly and easily, and it supports VMware’s vSphere/ESXi hypervisor through nested hypervisors (running ESXi on a Google or AWS compute instance). Platform9 is a cloud-based automation and control platform for spinning up and managing an OpenStack environment quickly and easily, … Read More

Google Share Details on Their Datacentre Network Evolution

On Tuesday at the ACM SIGCOMM 2015 conference in London, Google shared details, and I do mean details, on the way their internal datacentre networks are (or at least were) constructed. In a paper titled Jupiter Rising: A Decade of Clos Topologies and Centralized Control in Google’s Datacenter Network [PDF] the authors describe how … Read More