Yesterday, as part of the WHD.Global 2016 conference, I’ve attended an interesting live domain name auction. It was a great experience to better understand this business that I’ve forgot for many years, and to see what’s the real value of a domain name these days.
Netflix runs 100% on AWS now
Netflix decided in 2008 that its new business model would have been the complete consumption of public cloud, specifically AWS. It took 8 years to the leader in Video Streaming to complete the migration of its services into AWS, and now Netflix doesn’t run any significant workload in its own premises.
The war for the public cloud is claiming its victims
Latest news about telecommunication companies and their struggles against giant cloud service providers show how the war for the public cloud is at its peak, and we are starting to see the first victims.
With vSphere 6, snapshot consolidation issues are a thing of the past!
Snapshot commit operations have always been a problem, especially for large and really active virtual machines. But vSphere 6 has introduced some changes that are probably going to make commits a problem of the past!
Playing with BTRFS
In my previous post, I talked about BTRFS, a modern and exciting filesystem for Linux. In this new post, I’m going to give you a quick walkthrough on what you can do with it.
It’s 2016: and BTRFS could really be your next filesystem
Switching to a new filesystem is never a task that is done with a light heart. We have our own trusted good old filesytem, that has maybe limits in features and performance, but has never let us down. New filesystems are available, and they promise wonderful things. But as much as we are fascinated by them, the big Q “Should I trust it?” comes to mind when we just start thinking about moving to a new filesystem. In Linux, this question arises everytime BTRFS is involved.
Migrate from VMware tools to open-vm-tools in CentOS
In 2012 I wrote a blog post that became really popular: Installing VMware tools on Centos 6 via yum. Few years forward, and today the preferred tools are the open sourced ones available natively in many linux package managers. So, some may think to switch from one version to the other one for their existing virtual machines. That’s what I’ve done in some of my virtual machines, and here is the process.
Use updated kernel in CentOS 7
CentOS is known for not using the latest versions of the Linux kernel. If you need up-to-date versions, you need to configure the OS to use different repositories.