Nov2016

Customization Is What You Want

My friend and colleague, Alastair Cooke, recently published a post entitled Advanced Simplification: You Want It. In this post Alastair lays out his case that simplification is something that would tend to be something that “deep geeks tend to scoff at” while yet at the same time embracing the wizards and silent install scripts that become available to help deploy and or manage an application and/or platform into our environments.

Nov2016

This Might Happen to vCloud Air

My esteemed colleague and friend, Tom Howarth, published a post titled, “AWS AND VMWARE NOW FRIENDS, BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO VCLOUD AIR” and I would like to take the opportunity to present an alternate possibility and viewpoint as to what might happen to vCloud Air. I would like to start with a paragraph from Tom’s post and work my way from there.

Oct2016

A New Fiscal Year and a Hybrid Future

It is that time of the year where the conference season has ended and a good number of companies are entering into a new fiscal year and as such it might be a good time to look back over the year and get some insight into what the year 2017 might have in store for the Information Technology industry and the engineers that support it.

Oct2016

VMware Takes Big Steps into its Cross-Cloud Vision

VMware takes big steps into its Cross-Cloud vision. My esteemed colleague at TVP Strategy, Jo Harder, released a post on the rumors about an upcoming VMware and Amazon Web Services press conference announcement. I can report that Jo was right on the money with her assessment and that came from the official announcement that was made, although VMware mistakenly posted its announcement a wee bit early. What I would like to do is build off of Jo’s post and move the conversation in a little bit of a different direction.

Oct2016

Disaster Recovery: Are You Prepared for the Storm?

Has anyone else taken notice of that little storm brewing in the Caribbean?  At every update the path of the little storm keeps drifting west almost as if the storm really wants to go to Disney World. All kidding aside, Hurricane Matthew is, at the time of this writing, a category 4 hurricane based on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with the maximum sustained winds of one hundred forty-five mile an hour winds.  The storm is currently heading over Haiti and moving towards the Bahamas while leaving a death and a lot of destruction in its wake.

Sep2016

My Collective Thoughts about VMworld 2016

It has now been a couple of weeks since VMworld 2016 came to a close in Las Vegas, Nevada. That has given me some time to ponder about what I saw, as well as what I heard, during that week in Vegas and I have to say my biggest take away was that VMworld 2016 was the year that seemed to really have more of a vibe about network and storage virtualization.