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Salesforce offers a free accs, limit, Force. COM

The spcialist of SaaS proposes dsormais a accs limit, but completely free, his platform of dveloppement and D `hbergement D `applications Web, Force. Com.
# Launches in 2005, force. COM makes it possible to conceive mtiers applications which S `excutent on line, directly on the waiters of Salesforce. Com. So D `to attract new customers his service factur to start from 50 dollars per month and user, Salesforce. COM proposes.
# This free dition of Force. COM is however. A dveloppor cannot thus dvelopper and excuter qu `only one application (maximum limit 100 users). The free offer galement includes/understands the accs a module of formation on line, an environment of test and software in version D `test.
# According to Salesforce. COM, 110.000 applications have dj T known and are hberges on its Force platform. Com. The ditor insists on the rapidit of dploiement permitted by his Web service, quoting a tude in particular Nucleus cabinet. According to this last, the cration D `an application with Force. COM would be approximately five times faster qu `with a framework Java or. Net.

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July 5, 2009 at 8:01 am Leave a comment

adjusts its infrastructure of storage the virtualisation

tude of case – to ensure the safeguard and the rplication of give its hundred virtual waiters, consolids on 6 physical, bioMerieux waiters set up a robust infrastructure of storage structures in MetroCluster.

Spcialiste of in vitro diagnosis in the field of the infectious illness, cancer and the cardiovascular urgencies, bioMrieux east prsent in 150 countries and account more than 6.000 collaborators. The company franaise has ralis in 2008 plus D `a billion D `euros figure D `businesses. Its activit, subjected constraints rglementaires, S `supports on an important computer infrastructure.
# In France, bioMrieux laid out thus into 2007 of more than 250 waiters, in major hbergs part on its site central. Moreover, this park of waiters grew D `around fifty D `units each Anne. The data-processing Management of the group begins then S `intresser the virtualisation, for rpondre a need for consolidation, but not only.

100 virtual machines on a cluster of 6 waiters

« We have dbut the day before on this technology in order to find a solution being able to offer amliorations to us on several axes: the scurisation, the consolidation by the rduction of the number of physical platforms, the fall of the nergtic invoice and the space saver in our center of give. The flexibility in the placement of new waiters, the request of the mtiers, galement conceals a central axis of the &amp project; #187; rsume Andr Ferlay, responsible infrastructures systmes & rseaux for bioMrieux.

structures It of virtualisation and its infrastructure of storage associates owe rpondre several requirements, among which the maturit of the solution, the prsence D `options of scurisation like the recovery heat, the fonctionnalit of snapshot on the level of storage and the possibilit D `hberger a great number of virtual machines. bioMrieux a ratio of 1 per 20 aims indeed, C `is–to say a physical waiter for 20 virtual.
# At the end D `a premire tude of the commercial offer, VMware and NetApp are retained. Intgrator APX is slectionn to set up structures it being composed, for the virtualisation, of VMware ESX 3. 02, and of bay FAS 3040A of NetApp for the storage part.
# « A file server of NetApp implment had dj T in 2007 on one of our sites for rpondre the needs of his 800 users. We had been able this occasion to test of them the fonctionnalits rplication, of snaphot and the tools D `administration. The product of NetApp prsentait moreover the advantage of the adaptabilit VMware and offered several modes of connection: Chanel fibre and iSCSI » prcise Sbastien Regnier, architect systmes the bioMrieux one.
# This premire ralisation in matire of virtualisation thus results in the installation of six physical waiters (in cluster) hbergeant 100 virtual machines, and connects in iSCSI the bay of storage (two ttes) D `a volumtrie of 8 To of give. (continuation…)

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July 5, 2009 at 7:58 am Leave a comment

the virtualisation: cassette or no-claims bonus for the administrators?

Opinion D `expert – the migration towards virtual architectures strongly influences the mission of the administrators systmes and entrane a change of their comptences. The formation by lexprience remains the standard for these spcialists.

ZDNet. france Which impacts had on the administrators the introduction of the virtualisation?
Nicolaas Laarman (Atari). « On this would be only the management of the patchs and of the safeguards, the virtualisation has much chang the life of the administrators systmes. Front, lorsqu `it was necessary to apply a corrective measure, the opration owed tre led on many waiters, with times D `indisponibilit of the machines. Dsormais, this tche can tre made in quasi time rel and without cut of the service. C `is the one of the advantages D `an architecture in cluster.
# the virtualisation has simplifi the life of the administrators and motivs has galement them by dveloppant their comptences. They could learn grer D `another manire from the services. »
# Andr Ferlay (bioMerieux). « The virtualisation has contribution with the administrators larger flexibilit and their librer allowed time, and this Mrs. if the ratio waiters/man has strongly augment.
# Our quipes, whose profiles are rather technical, taient trs justify by the virtualisation. Lorsqu `a project allows D `to succeed a stable platform, the administrators are gnralement plutt positive. »
# Olivier Parcollet (Setao). My rseaux quipes has chang comptences. They are not exclusively any more devoted to make rbarbatives tches like masterisation. Dsormais, they conoivent packages D `applications, they fund images… They became responsible for pool of virtual machines.
# the virtualisation has shooting to the top the quipes. C `is why, is needed that the DSI thinks dsormais rorganiser their collaborators, this what they are not always prpars. The technicians must as them as be aware as their mtier will change.
# ZDNet. france How the technical quipes have do T forms the administration of the virtual environments?
Nicolaas Laarman (Atari). « The training of our administrators S `is made grce with the transfer of comptences by experts of Dell during our project of virtualisation. This mode D `training their allowed D `to tackle a large project, on the basis of nothing, and term D `tre fully oprationnels on management D `a virtual environment.
# I am not certain that certification has direction. That can bring one more on its CV, in particular lorsqu `one works in a software firm. Nanmoins, J `estimates that the exprience of the ground is infinitely more important than D `to have assist thoric courses. »
# Sbastien Regnier (bioMerieux). At the time of the intgration of the virtual waiters, ten people has T forms by intgrator APX in order to matriser the bases of the virtualisation. Four salaris galement followed a formation at VMware and NetApp. They will have then responsibility of train the other members of the technical quipe.
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July 5, 2009 at 6:50 am Leave a comment

Atari simplifies its data processing and rduit its cots

Technology – Within the framework dun project of simplification of sound systme dinformation, the socit of play vido Atari has consolid its waiters with the virtualisation, aprs however a tude dligibilit. Profit: an operating burnup in fall of 50 70%.

Subsidiary of the group Infogrames, produced Atari, said and distributes plays in more than 60 countries. Jusqu `in 2007, this pioneer of the play vido S `supports on two autonomous data-processing directions having four datacenters: two in the United States and two in France.
# This mode of governorship S `relatively coteux avre and results in the volont D `to standardize the systmes D `information. Objective of the project: to simplify it data-processing of the company and thus rduire its dpenses of operation.
# « The key question of this project of simplification conceals: which solution for rduire cots, amliorer the robustness, in particular on the part recovery plan D `activit, and accrotre the flexibilit of the systme D `information? We had dj effectu regroupings of fonctionnalits on waiters » explain the Defect Prsident Management Information Systems D `Atari, Nicolaas Laarman.

an operating burnup rduit of 50 70%

the rponse then considers: the virtualisation. A premire tude in-house ralise allows the data-processing direction to determine the contributions of this technology. This slap pralable dbouche on a tude D `ligibilit intends to identify the physical waiters being able tre virtualiss, with like critre central the rate D `use.
# Atari chooses the platform of virtualisation of VMware and PlateSpin for the aspiration of the configurations of the waiters. « Through diffrents tests and return D `users of VMware, the solution appeared to us in June 2008 like more robust than the other solutions of the march. The simplicit D `administration, the compatibilit with diffrents OS, the management of the clusters and the price galement have motiv this &amp choice; #187; dtaille Nicolaas Laarman.
# the intgrator Dell must raise a dfi: to buckle the installation of the new architecture in three months. Indeed, about thirty waiters D `Atari arrives at the end of the lifetime or at the end of their leasing agreement. The company thus wishes to consolidate these physical machines and thus to post a return on investment quickly.
# Atari waits moreover of Dell qu `it ensures the transfer of comptences so that its quipes data-processing can manage they-Mrs. the virtual infrastructure at the end of the three months. Four top-of-the-range physical waiters in cluster thus will accomodate more D `about thirty virtual waiters with like bnfice of gnrer a rduction the operating burnup (cot total of possession) 50 70%.

Still few visibilit on the virtualisation certain applications

Atari can moreover consider dsormais rduire the number of its centers of give of four two. A consolidation which will result in a fall of its dpenses into hbergement and in lectric consumption.
# But the virtualisation ncessite however to take certain prcautions. « It is necessary to be shown to be attentive with the needs for its waiters in terms of performances, of disponibilit in CPU and D `enter-exits on the hard drives. A tool of business intelligence for example needs resources. The console D `administration of VMware allows you dpla …

July 5, 2009 at 6:47 am Leave a comment


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