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Automating the iland Cloud with Microsoft Powershell – Part Two, Automatic Shutdown and Startup

Richard Stinton

In Part One of this series, we looked at using Powershell to report on aspects of the iland cloud, and to create new vApps and VMs using simple GET-, NEW- and SET- commands.

One of the great things about cloud computing environments is the ability to shutdown workloads when they are not needed, and therefore not pay for the resources (except storage).  Dev/Test is an excellent example of this, where whole development environments can be shutdown at night or at weekends, and then started up again just in time for the developers to use them.

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Topics: VMware, IaaS, test and dev, ECS-AS, automation, cloud, API

Closing The Gap: Internet of Things and the Cloud

Scott Sparvero

I’ve long been a fan of the concept of the Internet of Things. I gladly welcome technology into my life to simplify it – I installed a home automation system to control my blinds, my AV systems, and my HVAC - all from an app on my various devices. But increasingly, consumer technology feels like its progressing much faster than business technology.  

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Topics: hybrid cloud, management, IoT, automation

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