Unexplored Territory #013 – Exploring VMware Cloud on AWS with Adrian Roberts!

In episode 013 we talk to Adrian Roberts, Head of EMEA Solution Architecture for VMware Cloud on AWS at AWS. Adrian discusses the various reasons customers are looking to utilize VMware Cloud on AWS, discusses some of the challenges, and of course the opportunities that arise when you have your VMware workloads close … [Read more...]

Does the Native Key Provider require a host to have a TPM?

I got this question on the VMTN forum this week, does the Native Key Provider require a host to have a TPM? (Trusted Platform Module) The documentation does discuss the use of TPM 2.0 when you enable the Native Key Provider. Let’s be clear, the vCenter Server Native Key Provider does not require a TPM! If a TPM … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #010: Terraform and declarative automation with Kyle Ruddy

In episode #010 of the Unexplored Territory Podcast we talk to Kyle Ruddy, Tech Marketing guru at Hashicorp. Kyle explains how Hashicorp got started, what the difference is between imperative and declarative automation, and why Terraform (and other Hashicorp products/services) should be included in every multi-cloud … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory #007: Tanzu/Kubernetes with Cormac Hogan

Episode 007 of the Unexplored Territory podcast is available! In this episode we spoke with Cormac Hogan about the VMware Tanzu portfolio, and Kubernetes in general. Listen to it via Spotify ( https://spoti.fi/3GcjaM9), Apple (https://apple.co/3Gc6Efn), or anywhere else you get your podcast! Source … [Read more...]

Unexplored Territory: A conversation with Kit Colbert, VMware’s new CTO

One of my goals for this year was starting the Unexplored Territory Podcast. A podcast however is only relevant when people bother to listen to it, as such I figured I would use my blog to promote the podcast for now. As you can imagine, we are hoping to grow our audience fast, and we can use all the help we can get. … [Read more...]

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...]

Does vSAN Enhanced Durability work when you have a limited number of hosts?

Last week I had a question about how vSAN Enhanced Durability works when you have a limited number of hosts. In this case, the customer had a 3+3+1 stretched cluster configuration, and they wondered what would happen when they would place a host into maintenance mode. Although I was pretty sure I knew what would … [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...]

Announcing VMware Cloud Disaster Recovery!

Advertise here with BSA Most of you probably saw the announcements around the acquisition of Datrium not too long ago. One of the major drivers for that acquisition was the Disaster Recovery solution which Datrium developed. This week at VMworld this service was announced as a new VMware disaster recovery option. The … [Read more...]