Burro! it’s not about you, it’s about the business!

  The Donkey has a well know reputation for stubbornness, a strong sense of self-preservation, means it’s difficult to force a donkey into doing something it perceives to be dangerous. Yet, Donkeys can be very dependable, although cautious they are also, intelligent, friendly, playful, and eager to learn. (Ref: wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey)     The Managed Service Model […]

VMware Cloud on AWS – Network Overview

Network is the foundation on which all others services depend, and it is fundamental that from both the AWS and VMware perspective we get this right before doing anything else. In this blog which follows on from VMware Cloud on AWS Overview, VMware Cloud on AWS – Elastic Resource Management, and VMware Cloud on AWS – Storage overview we […]

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 […]

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 […]

vSphere Integrated Containers – Manageability and Security

vSphere Integrated Containers. For the last few years I’ve been noting with increasing anxiety the rise of docker and the predicted invasion of the virtualized machine environment. When VMware previewed the open source Photon platform and the vSphere Integrated Container initiates I breathed a sigh of relief that they had noticed the amassing armies of […]