“Massimo, look, this is my VDI”

Probably my shortest blog post ever.

I have lost track of what’s happening in the EUC (End User Computing) space. Ironically I started this blog roughly 7 years ago with a post on virtual desktops (which is what I was working on at that time).

Thinking about it, *that* was my shortest . . . → Read More: “Massimo, look, this is my VDI”

vCHS Meets vCO (and Boris Becomes a Hero!)

There are so many things I’d like to show and talk about here that I wanted to dumb down the title as much as possible.

The trigger

This all started (a long time ago) by realizing that with AWS you can deploy an EC2 instance and SSH/RDP into it in a . . . → Read More: vCHS Meets vCO (and Boris Becomes a Hero!)

Unicorns, Pendulums and Private Clouds

Last week Alessandro Perilli of Gartner posted one of his controversial takes on cloud. In this particular post he, basically, pointed out that many CMP vendors aren’t really selling a truly integrated cloud management platform software.

Instead, they are proposing a rebranded old piece of software augmented with new fitting-hole products. These new . . . → Read More: Unicorns, Pendulums and Private Clouds

Virtualization Vs Abstraction (in Cloud Networking)

Warning: yes it is one of those highly philosophical posts.

I spent the last 10 months or so “playing around” the vCloud Hybrid Service (aka vCHS). And I spent time “playing around” AWS (and Azure) too, for obvious reasons.

There are a few things that are tangibly different between . . . → Read More: Virtualization Vs Abstraction (in Cloud Networking)

The Load Balancing Service in vCHS

In this blog post I am going to describe the capabilities of the Load Balancing service in vCHS.

This isn’t going to focus on a specific use case (albeit I may refer to various software and solutions for examples). Instead I will focus more on the technical capabilities.

I’d like to think . . . → Read More: The Load Balancing Service in vCHS

vCHS APIs 102

In the vCHS API 101 blog post I have walked you through how to find out your vCHS API end-point(s) as well as how to navigate the structure with the RESTClient browser plug-in. This was more or less a read-only tour of the structure of the objects in the virtual data center.

In . . . → Read More: vCHS APIs 102

vCHS APIs 101

When people think about vCHS they think about the vCHS portal. However we all know that an IaaS Cloud isn’t (just) about a portal but rather about how you can consume it via APIs.

In this post I am going to give you a brief 101 overview of how you can consume vCHS . . . → Read More: vCHS APIs 101

T-Shirt Size Instances and Storage Management in AWS and vCHS

In the last few weeks I had lots of discussions with customers and partners regarding the concept of T-Shirt Size instances as well as the nuances of storage management in both AWS and vCHS.

In this post I’d like to touch on both. A similar (albeit not as detailed) . . . → Read More: T-Shirt Size Instances and Storage Management in AWS and vCHS

The Cloud Spectrum and the Amazon Dilemma

Last week at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco, among various other sessions, I presented “a Parallel between vCloud Hybrid Service and Amazon Web Services” (session #PHC5123). It went overall fairly well with lots of positive feedbacks. The one that stood out for me was a tweet from Jack Clark.

I enjoyed . . . → Read More: The Cloud Spectrum and the Amazon Dilemma

My Web 2.0: a (6 Years Old) Survival Guide to Social Media

I have just got back from VMworld 2013 where, for some reasons, I ended up in many “how did you get this blog thing started” and “when did you start speaking at VMworld?” type of discussions. It’s fun to go through those memories during team dinners. I thought I’d write a short . . . → Read More: My Web 2.0: a (6 Years Old) Survival Guide to Social Media