Tech Blog: How to use XenServer and VMware in your CloudStack environment

Last week our tech expert, John Skinner, discussed Appcore recommendations for using a KVM hypervisor in your CloudStack environment. This week he will go one step further and discuss two additional hypervisors that can be used in a Apache CloudStack/Citrix CloudPlatform deployment. It is important as a service provider to understand which hypervisors you want to implement during the cloud architecture design phase. It is fairly common to offer multiple hypervisors, just make sure that each is set up in its own cluster. That being said, in today's blog post, John will discuss recommendation along with some hints and tips for configuring two of the most common hypervisors; XenServer and VMware.

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Tech Blog: Using KVM as your CloudStack Hypervisor

As a service provider there are several hypervisor options to choose from in the market. Appcore currently supports cloud architrecture with XenServer, KVM, and VMware. Today our tech expert, John Skinner, is going to share some insight on what you need to know when running KVM as your hypervisor. Below are recommendation we make to our service provider customers during implementation.  

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Cloud Networking Types within CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform

Last week in our blog post, Understanding the components in Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform, we discussed the necessary pieces needed for a service provider to set up their cloud environment. This week we are going to drill down even further and discuss the networks within a cloud environment.

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Understanding the Components of Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform Clouds

As Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatfrom consultants, we know there are a lot of components that go into building the perfect cloud solutions. Both of these platforms utilize the same components and the same underlying codebase. In order to further explain the components, we compiled this list to provide a greater understanding of what makes up a cloud powered by Apache CloudStack or Citrix CloudPlatform for service providers.

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Join Appcore at HostingCon June 16-18

HostingCon is the premier industry conference and trade show for both hosting and cloud providers. Along with best and brightest, Appcore will be attending and exhibiting throughout the week. At the conference you will learn about the latest news, ideas and technology affecting your business. Whether you are looking for new solutions to compliment your services or simply checking the pulse of the industry, this is your opportunity to meet and network with your business partners, in a fun and educational atmosphere. Plus, this year there is a little extra excitement at HostingCon as they celebrate their TENTH Anniversary and they have moved to beautiful Miami Beach, FL.

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