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

My vCHS sessions at VMworld 2013

When I see my proposals being accepted at VMworld… my ego typically gives way to fear and anxiety.

Attendees invest time, money and their expectations are (rightly so) very high. I usually hate going on stage and look dumb (it happens). More so at VMworld.

So . . . → Read More: My vCHS sessions at VMworld 2013

vCHS: Stop Thinking About Building a Cloud, Start Thinking About How to Consume It

Today (technically it’s still 11:59 PM Pacific Time) VMware announced the vCloud Hybrid Service (aka vCHS).

I have been keeping an eye on how this idea developed internally for a certain amount of time. I have been more closely involved since December last year when I participated in some “sausage making” summits (boy, . . . → Read More: vCHS: Stop Thinking About Building a Cloud, Start Thinking About How to Consume It

Liquid Data Center

Having worked for about 3 years with vCloud Director I have to admit that the networking subsystem is the one that takes more time to digest. Part of this is because it is fairly complex rich. Part of it is because VMware has not done a great job at trying to expose that richness . . . → Read More: Liquid Data Center

A Tail of Wrong Assumptions That Lead to Wrong Conclusions

Yesterday morning I woke up and found myself being mentioned in one of Randy Bias’ blog posts on the Amazon Vs VMware battle.

As I was reading thorough the article I found hard to disagree with what Randy was saying. I am not referring specifically to his conclusions (more on this later) but . . . → Read More: A Tail of Wrong Assumptions That Lead to Wrong Conclusions