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
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
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
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
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
Last week I posted an article on the VMware vCloud corporate blog (re-posted here). That article talks about the extensibility of the core vCloud platform to use features that are not natively exposed. While the use case is centered around vShield App, the extensibility framework really provides infinite possibilities.
. . . → Read More: The Cost of Building Clouds
This article was originally posted on the VMware vCloud corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog.
By: Massimo Re Ferre’ (Staff Systems Engineer – Global CoE) and Joe Sarabia (Sr. Consultant – Global CoE)
In the last few years I have seen . . . → Read More: vCloud Director Meets vShield App
Backup and restore (of consumer workloads) in a vCloud Director environment is a hot topic. When you deal with Pets (Vs. Cattle) it is important that you take care of your little lovely friends workloads. Part of the effort of taking care of them includes backing them up regularly and, more importantly, restoring them . . . → Read More: Backup and Restore of vCloud Director Consumer Workloads
I apologize for the catchy title (I need to drive clicks, somehow). The title of this blog post should have been “considerations on some interesting AWS (Amazon Web Services) usage data I came across”. Not very catchy.
A few weeks ago I saw a study done by The Big Data Group re the . . . → Read More: AWS: a Space Shuttle to Go Shopping?
I keep bumping into discussions where people try to compare vCloud (Director) and OpenStack. The last one that caught my attention was an email from a colleague that went like:
“We are in a competitive situation with OpenStack. Customer is currently using Amazon EC2….. They are looking at moving from Amazon to VMware . . . → Read More: vCloud, OpenStack, Pets and Cattle