Getting your feet wet with OpenStack
So I’m late to the OpenStack party but I have been playing with VirtualBox, KVM, ESXi, qemu, and other virtualization technologies for a while now and have a few of each running here and there. I primarily live in the development side of the house, but with the proliferation of agile, continuous integration, and now everyone moving to the continuous delivery type model being able to stand up infrastructure is the next major bottleneck for most development teams.
Compacting Windows VirtualBox virtual disks
Common problem that everyone using desktop virtualization has, you setup a basic image, install your basic software but you want to share it and you realize that your basic appliance/image is 15G, boo! Assuming that you pick dynamically allocate space, then you don’t pay for the full virtual size up…