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

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