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From VMworld: Introducing Project Pacific!

From VMworld: Introducing Project Pacific!Today VMware announced Project Pacific, what I believe to be the biggest evolution of vSphere in easily the last decade. Simply put, we are rearchitecting vSphere to deeply integrate and embed Kubernetes. Project Pacific evolves vSphere to be a native Kubernetes platform. What’s driving this shift? Fundamentally it goes to what […]

VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and…

VMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and Security eBookVMware Cloud on AWS: NSX Networking and…Check out my latest book co-authored with my colleagues Gilles Chekroun (@twgilles) and Nico Vibert (@nic972) on VMware NSX networking and security in VMware Cloud on AWS. Thank you Tom Gillis (@_tomgillis), Senior Vice President/General Manager, Networking and Security Business Unit […]

Transformation in a time of Crisis

What does a silicon valley leader do when their company’s groundbreaking technology starts to lose momentum, faced with strong competition, uncertainty in the board room and falling stock prices, would you have the vision to see through the storm to the other side. Steve Jobs set the bar when he turned Apple around, we remember […]

VMworld – On demand video recommendations 2

This is part two of recommendations from the VMworld on-demand library. Applying Software Design Patterns and Methodologies to Your IT Services (CNA2141BE) SRE is the practice of leveraging software development principles for running and managing infrastructure, operations, and applications.  Super interesting concept session that covers methodologies that originated with google to ensure site or service […]

VMworld – On demand video recommendations 1

As I have done in previous years, I want to highlight some of my favourite VMworld sessions. I’ve gone with an eclectic selection, I wanted to step away from the day job and feature technology or concepts I think I’ll need to know about in the future. All VMworld videos are freely available on https://videos.vmworld.com/global/2018 […]

VMware Optimization Assessment and Marginal Gains

Marginal gains theory is again in focus following the Rio Olympics. In sport where the margins between glory and disappointment are so slender, coaches look for opportunities to optimize athletes natural ability through small cumulative changes. For example in preparation for the 2016 games when Team GB coaches noticed that women track cyclists sometimes missed […]