PaaS Vendor Comparison Matrix 2013

PaaS Vendor Comparison

Very Good Comparison of Platform as a Service Vedors: AppHarbor, dotCloud Platform as a Service, Engine Yard, Google App Engine, Heroku, IBM, Jelastic, LongJump, OpenShift by Red Hat, Rollbase, Uhuru AppCloud RTG, Windows Azure Cloud Services / Windows Azure Web Sites / Windows Azure SQL Database, WorkXpress Response

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Comparison is based on following main categories: Supported Software/Services, Infrastructure Details, Service Details, Security, Service and Support/Other Features; It has 70 parameters on which comparison is done.

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VMware vMotion

Migrate live virtual machine

vMotion keeps your IT environment up and running, giving you unprecedented flexibility and availability to meet the increasing demands of your business and end users.

  • Reduce IT costs and improve flexibility with server consolidation
  • Decrease downtime and improve reliability with business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Increase energy efficiency by running fewer servers and dynamically powering down unused servers with our green IT solutions

vMotion allows you to:

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  • Perform live migrations with zero downtime, undetectable to the user.
  • Continuously and automatically optimize virtual machines within resource pools.
  • Perform hardware maintenance without scheduling downtime and disrupting business operations.
  • Proactively move virtual machines away from failing or underperforming servers.

Here is, How to do it?

Select the Virtual Machine in vClient to Migrate

Select the Virtual Machine in vClient to Migrate

Migrate Virtual Machine - Select Migration Type

Migrate Virtual Machine – Select Migration Type

Migrate Virtual Machine - Select Destination

Migrate Virtual Machine – Select Destination

Migrate Virtual Machine - Select Resource Pool

Migrate Virtual Machine – Select Resource Pool

Migrate Virtual Machine - Select vMotion Policy - High Priority

Migrate Virtual Machine – Select vMotion Policy – High Priority

 

Migrate Virtual Machine - Summary

Migrate Virtual Machine – Summary

References:

http://www.vmware.com/products/vmotion/overview.html

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What is openstack

OpenStack offers open-source software to build public and private clouds started by Rackspace (“Cloud Files” platform) and NASA (Nebula) in 2010. Currently Intel, Cisco, Dell, HP, AMD, Canonical, SUSE Linux, Red Hat, and IBM have joined the OpenStack project. It is released under the Apache license. There are 3 main service families under OpenStack: 1) a Presentation Layer interacts with users to accept and present information 2) the Logic Layer handles intelligence and control functionality for the cloud 3) the Resources Layer contains Compute, Storage and Network Resources for Cloud.

OpenStack has a modular architecture, which includes components such as compute, object storage, image service, identity, dashboard, networking, and block-storage. OpenStack has Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3-compatible APIs.

Use cases:

  • Service providers offering an IaaS compute platform
  • IT departments provisioning compute resources to teams and projects
  • Big Data processing with Hadoop
  • Scaling up and scaling down resources to meet demand for Web resources and applications

 

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What is big data

Big Data – “Big data” is data that becomes large enough that it cannot be processed using conventional methods.

Web search engines, social networks, mobile phones, sensors and science chip in to petabytes of data created on a daily basis. Scientists, intelligence analysts, governments, meteorologists, air traffic controllers, architects, civil engineers-nearly every industry or profession experience the era of big data. Add to that the fact that the democratization of IT has made everyone a (sort of) data expert, well-known with searches and queries, and we’re seeing a huge burst of awareness in big data.

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The greater part of data has multifaceted and undiscovered relationships. It doesn’t fit simply into relational models.

Let’s see some of the practical examples for big data processing.

A.    LinkedIn:

·         For discovering People You May Know and other fun facts.

·         Item-Item Recommendations

·         Member and Company Derived Data

·         User’s network statistics

·         Who Viewed My Profile?

·         Abuse detection

·         User’s History Service

·         Relevance data

·         Crawler detection

B.    MobileAnalytic.TV:

·         Natural Language Processing

·         Mobile Social Network Hacking

·         Web Crawlers/Page scrapping

·         Text to Speech

·         Machine generated Audio & Video with remixing

·         Automatic PDF creation & IR

C.    Datagraph

·         Batch-processing large RDF datasets, for indexing RDF data. RDF extends the linking structure of the Web to use URIs to name the relationship between things as well as the two ends of the link.

·         Executing long-running offline SPARQL queries

D.    GumGum-Iin-image ad network

·         GumGum is an analytics and monetization platform for online content.

·         Image and advertising analytics

E.    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center – Bioinformatics Group

·         For accumulating and analyzing Next Generation sequencing data produced for the Cancer Genome Atlas project and other groups.

F.    Pharm2Phork Project – Agricultural Traceability

·         Processing of observation messages generated by RFID/Barcode readers as items move through supply chain.

·         Analysis of BPEL generated log files for monitoring and tuning of workflow processes.

 

Creating server templates in vmware esxi

VMware Template Clone to Template and Convert into Template

It’s been a cumbersome activity to create new virtual machines with the software stack installed and configured properly. You can always use tools like KickStart to automatically install the operating system and then install other software as needed.

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Configurations of specific application is a complex activity since it may involve manual activity of database configuration or application configuration.

Solution introduced by VMware

Template: a pre-developed VM used to make new VM with a similar Software Stack, Configurations.

VMware ESX Server templates can be a time-saving for virtualization administrators as they allow you to clone, convert(Live VMs) and deploy virtual machines.

You can pick and configure every piece of software you will need into a template, and clone it to new instances whenever needed. It’s not only easier but also much faster.

Convert To Template

Offline Machine

It can be “Clone to Template” and “Converted into Template”.

VMware ESXi - Convert to Template

VMware ESXi – Convert to Template

Clone to Template

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template - Name and Location

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template – Name and Location

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template - Host and Cluster

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template – Host and Cluster

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template - Database

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template – Database

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template - Disk Format

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template – Disk Format

VMware ESXi - Clone to Template - Summary

VMware ESXi – Clone to Template – Summary

Live Virtual Machine

Live VM can only be “Clone to Template”; it cannot be Converted into Template.

Convert Template into VM

Select a Template->Right Click-> Convert to a Virtual Machine

VMware ESXi - Convert Template into VM - Host and Cluster

VMware ESXi – Convert Template into VM – Host and Cluster

VMware ESXi - Convert Template into VM - Resource Pool

VMware ESXi – Convert Template into VM – Resource Pool

VMware ESXi - Convert Template into VM - Summary

VMware ESXi – Convert Template into VM – Summary

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