Cloud Native Applications (for Dummies)

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)

The Dark Age in Front of Us: a Reality Check of mid 2014

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

Docker on vCHS (with 2 API Calls)

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)

Guest OS Customization in vCHS

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

Is AWS Slowing Down Due to Lack of Demand Rather Than Lack of Ideas?

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?

vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Practice

In the previous blog post I provided a high level (101) theoretical overview of how resource monitoring and capacity management work in vCHS. Particularly how VPCs on shared clouds and vDCs on dedicated clouds differ from each others. Please read it for proper context.

That was the theory. This blog post is about . . . → Read More: vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Practice

vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Theory

This is blog one of a series of two. In these blog posts I will be introducing (at 101 level) how resource monitoring and capacity management work in vCHS.

Before we get into the meat, it is important to understand how capacity is delivered to tenants in vCHS.

Background

One of . . . → Read More: vCHS Monitoring and Capacity Management 101 – the Theory

“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