Next Generation Virtualization Admins: The Policy Makers
I’ve been an advocate for virtualization since the moment I first laid my hands on a VMware install. Prior to that I had dabbled in Citrix desktop and application virtualization, and since those days we have seen quantum leap movement on features and growth of these product ecosystems.
Along Came the Cloud
Some time, not too long ago, the cloud came about as the new panacea for people to move to. One problem arose though, because not everyone has made the anticipated jump to fully embrace public cloud computing. Systems administrators have been making inroads into adoption of public and private cloud technologies, but there is still something missing.
Making the Jump to Policy Management
Policy-driven infrastructure is more than the new rage, it is becoming the goal of administrators and also CIOs everywhere. By using policy to define the behavior in operation, development, and managing your application and network infrastructure, it creates predictability and reliability.
I wrote an article on the subject here (Meet Your New Systems Administrator: Paul Issee) which gave a brief view of the subject. Last week I also spotted some great stuff has been written at Network Heresy here which talks about the different types of policy in the data center, and how organizations and administrators can leverage these policies to map to their business use cases. It is a great read and I hope to see