Many times I was asked for the way to exceed the limitation of 4 virtual processors assigned to a virtual machine for Windows Server 2008 R2.
I guess there is still many Windows Server 2008 hyper-visor running on a physical server which has much more cores, Although It is very limiting, but I will not recommend you to modify productions VM’s setting to exceed the limit.
What is chef?
Chef is a infrastructure automation provisioning tool.It is a framework that makes it easy to deploy servers and application in the cloud, on-premises (physical, virtual) or in a hybrid environment, no matter the size of the infrastructure.
You can use chef to speed up application deployment and even create a continues delivery pipeline.
Cisco WebEx products, it offers real-time collaboration tools, including document, application, and desktop sharing, annotation tools, full host control for effective meeting management, an integrated participant list with active talker, and video switching, recording and playback.
You can deploy and manage Webex conferencing solution in private cloud, behind the firewall in your data center. It is designed for Cisco UCS servers and VMware vSphere.
Network virtualization platform NSX and Software Defined Data Center architecture
IT organizations have gained significant benefits as a direct result of server virtualization. Server consolidation reduced physical complexity, increased operational efficiency and the ability to dynamically re-purpose underlying resources to quickly and optimally meet the needs of increasingly dynamic business applications.
VMware’s Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture is now extending virtualization technologies across the entire physical data center infrastructure. VMware NSX, the network virtualization platform, is a key product in the SDDC architecture. With NSX, virtualization delivers for networking what it has already delivered for compute and storage
Arista Networks was founded to deliver software defined cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing environments.
Consolidation of what was traditionally three-tier Core/Aggregation/Access designs into two-tier Spine/Leaf designs; fewer tiers decrease cost, complexity, cabling and power/heat.
Microsoft Private Cloud?
Microsoft private cloud relies on System Center components to create and use Private Clouds. You can use these technologies to offer traditional IaaS services, such as VMs on demand. Also provides support for deploying multi-tier applications, monitoring and updating applications, and automation.
Cloud computing allows self-service access to an elastic pool of IT resources.It’s important to realize that a private cloud isn’t just a technology change; it also requires new attitudes and behaviors. The benefits can be significant.