Two years ago I joined the VMware Cloud Services Business Unit working on vCloud Air because I sensed there was a shift going on in the industry. I referred to that change as a growing personal interest to learn more about how to consume IT Vs. how to build IT.
. . . → Read More: Taking a New Challenge: Cloud Native Apps (Whatever That Means)
In the last few weeks I have seen some discussions and requests around using fog.io (“The Ruby cloud services library”) in the context of vCloud Air.
The short story is that it works just fine.
The long story is below.
If you . . . → Read More: Fog.io and vCloud Air
In the last year or so I have focused primarily on vCloud Air API and Automation. As a mere exercise I have been working on some code that I am making available today: https://github.com/mreferre/vcautils.
In the README on Github you can read everything about it, so I am not going to repeat myself . . . → Read More: Yet Another CLI (not) – vcautils
I have just heard of a massive outage that a localized IaaS Cloud Service Provider is experiencing: they have been down (at the time I am drafting this short blog post) 4 days and counting. When I get to publish this it may be they have been down 4 days or… god . . . → Read More: (IaaS) Cloud Outages: Get Over It
A few weeks ago I wrote a post whose title was Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies).
While I don’t want to claim that that was my masterpiece, I have received some positive feedbacks about it. So let’s say we all agree on how a “Cloud Native Applications” looks (or . . . → Read More: What do Cloud Native Applications Have to do with Cloud?
There have been attempts lately to describe “modern applications” or “modern workloads”.
A good attempt is The Twelve-Factor App.
It’s a great way to describe such workloads but I think those concepts would need to be dumbed down an order of magnitude to get the average . . . → Read More: Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies)
As I draft this blog post on my way back from VMworld 2014, I have mixed sentiments to share.
I spent my IT career (roughly 20 years) on a finite number of technologies that I ended up specializing in (somehow). It has been a progression that looks like this: Unix (briefly), Microsoft and, . . . → Read More: The Dark Age in Front of Us: a Reality Check of mid 2014
In this article I am going to show how you can start using Docker on top of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service. I am going to show you how to do that in different ways so that you can choose your own method based on the mechanisms you are more familiar with (e.g. UIs . . . → Read More: Docker on vCHS (with 2 API Calls)
As I was taking notes with some vCHS workload deployment experiments I thought I’d turn them in a blog post. This is more for me to find it easily in 2 months when I will have forgotten pretty much everything I found.
If you are interested in the matter of guest . . . → Read More: Guest OS Customization in vCHS
I was surfing the web (as usual) a few days ago and an AWS presentation I spotted on SlideShare got my attention.
Before I even begin, remember I (currently) work for VMware. I always try, on this blog, to be as open as possible and talk freely about what . . . → Read More: Is AWS Slowing Down Due to Lack of Demand Rather Than Lack of Ideas?