[colug-432] virtualization, clouds, and infrastructure

Tom Hanlon tom at functionalmedia.com
Thu Dec 16 23:47:21 EST 2010

On Dec 15, 2010, at 3:38 PM, Scott Merrill wrote:

> The discussion on Hadoop is interesting, and I do hope a presentation
> or two results. If I can help coordinate, please let me know.

I can give a presentation in Jan/Feb I think I would like to spin off a hadoop meetup group as well. 

Presentation I can give..
I can present on hadoop, hbase, hive, pig but perhaps the best would be a general presentation that wanders the way presentations wander when techies get together :-)

Paradoxically enough we can all grab cloudera's VM (vmware) to play with examples. 

What I would like to learn about: 
Mongo, couchdb, membase (if there is anything complex about it ? ) 

> On a similar vein, how are you folks handling the management of
> virtualized servers in your environments? It's trivial with KVM and
> similar tools to run a couple of virtual instances on a single
> physical box. It's not so trivial to run those virtual instances in a
> highly available fashion across a cluster of physical machines.

I personally do not have much experience with either of these projects but I think they deserve mentioning in this thread because..
A: they are open source
B: I think they both partially aim to solve some of these issues. 


Tools to manage your private cloud, looks like it aims to allow you to replicate your experience with what amazon Web Services provides but across your machines. 
I did not dive deep enough to see if it provides HA for instances of VM's. 

The project is/was somehow tied to ubuntu.. but I am not sure of the connection. Does Ubuntu provide a competing product to the redhat tools in this space ? 


Similar as far as I can tell, 


Tom Hanlon
tom at functionalmedia.com
Cloudera Certified Hadoop Developer
Certified MySQL DBA

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