How to Move a VM Between Zones in CloudStack or CloudPlatform

In our blog last week we discussed How to Move VM's to a New or Different Account in CloudStack, and this week we are going to take it one step further to outline how to move them between zones in the same Apache CloudStack or Citrix CloudPlatform cloud environment. 

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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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What’s the Difference Between Public and Private Cloud Architecture?

Often times we are asked by service providers, “what is the difference between public and private clouds from an architecture perspective?” So we thought we would use this as an opportunity to address this question.

Public and private clouds are similar; both utilize the same CPU, memory, and storage resources to provide a fault tolerant platform for deploying virtual machines. The underlying orchestration engines, such as CloudStack or OpenStack, pay no mind to architectural design. After all, the main benefit of cloud architecture is the fact that regardless of which domain the cloud will be deployed in, the underlying hardware requirements are the same and span the gamut of available hardware for each individual component of the cloud infrastructure.

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