How to Migrate to a New Virtual Machine Using VMware vCenter Converter

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 10th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, VMware

Last week, we posted an introduction to VMware cloud migration, focusing on preparation and initial considerations like training and measuring current server usage. Today, we’ll start a closer examination of the migration process itself, using the integrated vCenter Conversion tool. These steps can be used to migrate infrastructure to any VMware environment, whether you are setting up virtualization in-house or partnering with a cloud provider for a remote private or public cloud.

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Migrating to a VMware Cloud for Application Developers: Getting Started

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Software Development, VMware

Migrating to the cloud can be deceptively simple. There are a variety of cloud migration utilities that can convert physical machines, virtual machines, and even third-party images to various VMware server formats. Even with conversion tools making your life easier, there are a myriad of concerns to keep in mind. Ready to begin?

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Energy Efficiency in the Data Center

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, March 27th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Data Center Design, Green Data Center

It's no secret that data centers use a ton of energy. That's why Green House Data is committed to more efficient design, practices and purchasing renewable energy options. Check out this infographic detailing how much energy data centers really use worldwide and how we can make them more energy efficient.

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A City in the Cloud: Could EA Have Saved the SimCity Launch?

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, March 13th 2013

A new SimCity game launched last week. But because the publisher requires an always-on connection to one of their servers in order to run the game, things got hairy fast. The official servers flooded...

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Cloud Battle: Public, Private or Hybrid?

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Friday, March 8th 2013 — Categories: Cloud Hosting, Cloud Hosting

You’re ready to migrate your company data and/or services to cloud hosting. You’ll be prepared for sudden spikes in demand, backed up in case you need disaster recovery, and free from the headache of server ownership. The only thing left to decide is which type of cloud will win the battle for your data: public, private or hybrid?

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