What is Virtualization?

Virtualization is the abstracting of physical hardware and the ability to assign those resources via software.

Prior to virtualization, a single operating system was installed on each server. Servers were assigned specific tasks or functions. Email, file, database, etc. Each of the server workloads have busy and slow periods but are rarely 100% utilized. Continue reading “What is Virtualization?”

EC2 Snapshots in a Snap with PowerShell

I needed a process that would give me basic protection in AWS and take snapshots of my EC2 instances as a DR/BR backup process.

The EC2 snapshots are kept in S3 which gives me 99.99% availability, across the other availability zones in the AWS region. Meaning I’d be covered from an AZ failure. Continue reading “EC2 Snapshots in a Snap with PowerShell”

AWS WorkSpaces, VDI Minus the Infrastructure

Get AWS VD today! oh, OK I get it, AWS WorkSpaces! 🙂

WorkSpaces. What is it?

VDI minus the I? Not quite, but could almost be.Depending our your desktop workload, AWS WorkSpaces could be a viable virtual desktop environment. Amazon WorkSpaces is a “managed desktop computing service in the cloud”. Continue reading “AWS WorkSpaces, VDI Minus the Infrastructure”