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.

Sep2016

VMworld 2016: Tufin Orchestration Suite

The VMworld 2016 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, gave a great deal of attention to both NSX and security this year. While walking around the Solution Exchange floor, I had the opportunity to stop and talk with Tufin about its Tufin Orchestration Suite, which orchestrates security polices across complex, hybrid cloud, and physical environments.

Sep2016

Takeaways from VMworld 2016

My thoughts and take away’s from the VMworld 2016 Conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. First let me say that Las Vegas knows how to really cater and the conference food this year was an absolute joy and a succulent treat when in comparison to the past years the conference has been in San Francisco. No box lunches this year and that was such a “huge” change that the conference food gets the first shout out about the conference.