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 …

Cool stuff for the tech minded

Just in case you wondered how I ended up on an analysts’ couch in Silicon valley… TechConfessions the Show, S1 | E8 I wanted to highlight some of the VMware community programs I’ve been involved with over the last year, I’ve had a blast, and others might want to, and can share these experiences. VMware …

Use PowerCLI to mass assign tags and storage based policy management

Storage Based Policy Management (SBPM) has been around for a while, when working with storage tiers, metro clusters, or vSAN, it’s either fundamental or best practice. But clicking on anything more than half a dozen vms and datastores is a bit too much hard work. Using a mix of PowerCLI and the web client I …

VMware Cloud on AWS – Storage Overview

This post follows on from the previous posts VMware on AWS – Overview and Setup and VMware on AWS – Elastic Resource Management I will focus firstly on VMC storage and then go to discuss Native AWS storage and how this could be used with VMC. VMC Storage ESXi will be installed directly on the …

VMware Cloud on AWS – Elastic Resource Management

In my previous post, I talked about the setup of a SDDC on AWS. Now I want to focus on resource management and the scalability features Add/Remove Hosts One of the coolest features of VMC, is the ability to scale up or down (keep in mind 4 hosts is the minimum). The Add /Remove Host feature allows …

VMware Cloud on AWS – Overview and Setup

VMworld 2017 was a great opportunity to learn about VMware on AWS or VMC (VMware Cloud). What is being offered is a SDDC stack, ESXi, vSAN, and networks built on NSX. AWS will provide bare metal hosts with dual 18 core 2.3 Ghz CPUs, 512 GB of memory and 16 TB of SDD storage, VMware will …

VMworld 2017 – The Exploding Cloud

VMWorld General Session US In the General session for VMWorld US, Pat Gelsinger, (VMWare CEO) looked to me like a guy who knew the party was coming to a close and it was time to make a move for the girl on the other side of the room. Amazon Web Services might not think of …