Compute abstractions on AWS

When I joined AWS last year, I was trying to find a way to explain, in the easiest way possible, all the options the platform offers to our users from a compute perspective. There are of course many ways to peal this onion and I wanted to create a “visual story” that was . . . → Read More: Compute abstractions on AWS

My first 6 months at AWS

As you may have heard, late last year I joined Amazon Web Services. I have recently turned 6 months at AWS (or 180 x Day1) and that is often a good point to pause and reflect. Also, I have got so many people asking me how I am doing here that I thought . . . → Read More: My first 6 months at AWS

AWS Identity and Access Management: Introduction to Resources Access Control

This is my first blog post as an AWS employee. I have spent the last 6+ months learning new things (IAM being one of them) and I figured I could (and should) share some of these learnings with my followers. I hope it can smooth the learning curve when you transition from a . . . → Read More: AWS Identity and Access Management: Introduction to Resources Access Control

So long VMware, Hello AWS

I have an awesome job, an awesome manager and I work for one of the best companies around.

Yet, Friday September 29th 2017 is my last day at VMware.

On Monday October 2nd I will join Amazon Web Services as a Principal Solutions Architect.

This was not . . . → Read More: So long VMware, Hello AWS

“VMware Cloud on AWS” Vs. “Azure Stack”

Introduction

VMware, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are in the middle of some interesting technology and services roll out that have the potential of moving the needle in cloud adoption (spoiler alert: whatever cloud means). VMware is coming from a very strong (almost exclusive) marketshare in the on-prem data center virtualization . . . → Read More: “VMware Cloud on AWS” Vs. “Azure Stack”

A data center provisioning horror story

Yesterday I noted a tweet from Frank Denneman:

I guess he was asking this in the context of the VMWonAWS cloud offering and how, with said service, you could provision vSphere capacity without having to “acquire server hardware”.

This reminded me of an anecdote I often use in . . . → Read More: A data center provisioning horror story

Yelb, yet another sample app

Another pet project I have spent cycles on as of late is an open source sample application called Yelb (thanks to my partner in crime chief developer Andrea Siviero for initiating me to the mysteries of Angular2).

This is the link to the Yelb repo on GitHub.

I am trying to be fairly verbose in . . . → Read More: Yelb, yet another sample app

Project Harbor makes an entry into Rancher!

This article was originally posted on the VMware Cloud Native corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog.

Early this year I challenged myself with a pet project to create a Rancher catalog entry for Project Harbor (a VMware-started open sourced enterprise container registry).

. . . → Read More: Project Harbor makes an entry into Rancher!

Hashidays 2017 – London: a personal report

I have lately started a tradition of copying/pasting reports of events I attend for the community to be able to read them. As always, they are organized as a mix of (personal) thoughts that, as such, are always questionable …. as well as raw notes that I took during the keynotes and breakout . . . → Read More: Hashidays 2017 – London: a personal report

Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report

Following the establishing best practices of ‘open sourcing’ my trip reports of conferences I attend, I am copying and pasting hereafter my raw comments related to the recent Kubecon EMEA 2017 trip.

I have done something similar for Dockercon 2016 and Serverlessconf 2016 last year and given the feedbacks I had received, this is something . . . → Read More: Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report