Research group digest

Microsoft has recently, in November 2010,  published a white paper with the title “The Economics of the Cloud”. In this white paper the authors mention the following potential cost savings for organisations: Cloud also allows core IT infrastructure to be brought into large data centers that take advantage of significant economies of scale in three [...]

Today I needed to start a couple of long-lived jobs running in VirtualBox instances. The images are 64bit, and the only spare host we have around is Xen with a Debian Squeeze dom0. OK I thought, let’s give VirtualBox on Xen a go. I downloaded the Debian 4.0.4 package from the VirtualBox site and attempted [...]