Hadoop Cluster on Virtual Machines

June 29, 2012

VMware has launched Serengeti that aims to run the Hadoop data processing platform on a virtual machine –  http://tinyurl.com/7d4dmhz

Apache has laid out the pros and cons of running Hadoop on a virtual environment – http://tinyurl.com/7du7aj8

Anybody out there had experience with setting up Hadoop cluster in a virtual environment ? What was your experience?

Cloud Deployment Pre-requisites

June 18, 2012

Good article describing Business decisions that need to be considered prior to rushing to the cloud  – Thing like


Firms need to develop a framework of governance for their cloud infrastructure, ranging from decisions on what types of data can (and cannot) be migrated to the cloud, including impact to E-Discovery efforts.


Evolution of DevOps

June 13, 2012

Nice article on the evolution of Systems and Infrastructure support http://tinyurl.com/75j8atx

Excellent article and articulates some of the principles and needs of Development/IT organizations that I have been discussing with my colleagues for the past 3-4 years.