Announcing the Unexplored Territory Podcast!

Frank, Johan, and I have been working on this for a few months already, but today I can finally share that a brand new podcast series will be out soon. This bi-weekly podcast (released on Monday) is titled “Unexplored Territory“. We will be discussing topics such as public cloud, virtualization, … [Read more...]

Why the PX-Backup container-native approach is crucial for data protection

Containers are very different than virtual machines. The more prescriptive way containers store data forces admins and developers to put more thought into which data goes where. It also means traditional data protection makes little sense for backing up container-based applications. Solutions like PortWorx PX-Backup … [Read more...]

How Kubernetes is changing the divide between Dev and Ops

Kubernetes is changing the divide between operations and development. Where traditionally, provisioning and managing infrastructure was a task exclusive to IT Operations, Kubernetes is shifting infrastructure towards developers. Even though public cloud, Kubernetes, and infrastructure-as-code tooling put infrastructure … [Read more...]

VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

While we have had capabilities to run Kubernetes on vSphere for a while now with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud Foundation, I’ve argued in the past (listen to this CTO Advisor podcast with Keith Townsend) that this was designed for consumption of Kubernetes at scale, not at the entry-level, … [Read more...]

An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation

Defining an Enterprise Container Strategy starts by looking at the current bottlenecks in your processes and people, and slowly but surely, change those; introducing new technology where and when it makes sense. "An Enterprise Container Strategy is vital for successful digital transformation" by Joep Piscaer was … [Read more...]

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution is great for Oracle customers that need VM adjacency to OCI. The support agreement is a win for every joint VMware/Oracle customer! "Oracle Cloud VMware Solution: When Pigs Fly!" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by … [Read more...]

From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches

Joep recounts the ripple effects and cascading failures he faced while leading cloud transformation at a Dutch retailer and argues for a mission control approach to managing resilience. "From Peak to Peak: A Mission Control Tale from the Trenches" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl … [Read more...]

Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF

The CNCF published its 2020 survey report, and claims cloud-native has become mainstream. Let's look at their findings and conclusion. "Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep PiscaerFollow … [Read more...]