In the last 3 years I spent most of my time advocating that the cloud world is marching at a (very) different pace based on where you are and who you are.
If you are a professor consultant working with the like of Google, Facebook and such your vision of the world may . . . → Read More: Cloud and the Three IT Geographies (Silicon Valley, US and Rest of the World)
At VMworld 2012 VMware showed something dubbed Distributed Storage. If you were in SF and you missed it, I strongly suggest you watch the recording of session INF-STO2192. The demo in particular is very cool.
I am very excited about this for a number of reasons. This post isn’t going to talk specifically . . . → Read More: VMware Distributed Storage – This is Where the (Cloud) World Collapses
I spent a good 10 years of my IT career looking closely to hardware platforms (at IBM STG – Systems and Technology Group). After more than two years focusing purely on infrastructure software (at VMware) I thought I wanted to share where I think we are headed with the design of x86 servers. We . . . → Read More: The Evolution of x86 Server Architectures
So far I have only missed a single VMworld in the last 8 years. Unfortunately this time I won’t be there for VMworld 2012 in San Francisco. My session was turned down and I was told that I am supposed to know everything already so why going?
Thinking about it, it may very . . . → Read More: VMworld 2012, Software Defined Datacenter and Random Rants and Suggestions
A few weeks ago, at TechEd, Microsoft announced Azure Virtual Machines. In other words their response to a growing sentiment that PaaS is too early for many and IaaS is the natural first step into the cloud (let’s put SaaS aside for a second). Yes, I am over-simplifying just to avoid a ten pages . . . → Read More: Azure Virtual Machines: what sort of cloud beast is it? (UPDATED)
One of the problems VXLAN is supposed to solve is the possibility to decouple (and abstract) the compute capacity from the underling network configuration. A lot of people whose background is solely in the compute space now know that there is a solution but don’t really get why there is a problem in the . . . → Read More: Typical VXLAN Use Case
There have been a lot of discussions lately about SDN (Software Defined Networking).
Arguably SDN may mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. If you ask the like of Facebook, Google and academic researchers they will probably tell you that SDN is all about gaining full visibility (and . . . → Read More: VMware wants to be the VMware of Networking
In the last few months, among other things, I have been working on the document in subject. Being able to deploy vCloud Director 1.5 across different sites is something our customers and service provider partners have been asking us a lot.
Some of these customers and partners have decided to deploy . . . → Read More: vCloud Director 1.5 Multisite Cloud Considerations
Very often VMware gets compared to the Ferrari of cloud computing whereas AWS gets compared to the Ford. Others describe this as “Enterprise” Vs. “Commodity” clouds. While VMware tends to proudly take this as an esteem of the value you can extract from the software, people usually refer to that meaning that VMware based . . . → Read More: The Cost of Doing Public Cloud with VMware
For a change, last week on twitter there was a discussion about multi hypervisor deployments. Knowing that, after food and family, multihypervisor is my biggest interest, I was taken and thrown into that discussion. Again. Unfortunately.
Yes, I do have (strong) opinions about the thing but, regardless, I believe it will happen anyway. . . . → Read More: The Frankencloud