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Vijay Tolani

Vijay Tolani

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Vijay Tolani
Cloud Solutions Engineer at RightScale
Vijay Tolani advises RightScale enterprise customers on choosing the best cloud technologies and architects solutions for their sophisticated needs. His areas of specialization include private/hybrid clouds and cloud networking. Prior to RightScale, Vijay was a data center architect at Cisco Systems, where he helped enterprises navigate the transition from physical to virtualized data centers. He holds a degree in computer engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Articles by Vijay Tolani

Does Virtual-to-Cloud Make Sense?

One of the first steps that many organizations take when they begin thinking outside the data center is to convert physical servers to virtual machines. An array of Physical-to-Virtual (P2V) tools can help systems administrators inspect a physical server’s filesystems; package up the operating system, the applications, and the data; and create a virtual machine image for a virtualized environment...Read more

RightScale Compute: Tips for Cloud Proof-of-Concept Projects

Proof-of-concept projects are an important step in the path to the cloud for many organizations. Such projects allow you to gain experience, test ideas, and deepen your understanding of the issues and potential pitfalls of cloud computing. At RightScale Compute , I'll be leading a session that walks you through the process of selecting and implementing a cloud proof-of-concept.Read more

Big Data: Big Pain or Big Profits?

A recent O’Reilly Radar article on big data in the cloud included a mention of RightScale and its ability to orchestrate server management across multiple clouds. It prompted me to think about the role of RightScale in supporting the implementation of big data solutions for our users. But first, what exactly is big data? Edd Dumbill, a contributor to O’Reilly Radar, offers this explanation: “Big...Read more