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...]

The Unconscious Choice for Multi-cloud

Multi-cloud 'just happens' due to organizational silos, cloud platform limitations and unique technical capabilities. Deal with unconscious multi-cloud! "The Unconscious Choice for Multi-cloud" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on VirtualLifestyle.nl by Joep … [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...]

NetApp HCI: Hyper Converged or Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure?

NetApp Hyper Converged or Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure – What Might The Future Hold? from Gestalt IT on Vimeo. It is incredible that it already more than a year since my last post here at VDIcloud, and it’s even worse that I promised more content but never delivered. So let’s give it another try, and where … [Read more...]

VMworld 2018: Horizon Cloud on Azure Q3 update

VMworld 2018 Las Vegas As announced on VMworld, new updates are coming to Horizon Cloud on Azure. Within the next few weeks, the updates will be scheduled within your Horizon Cloud on Azure environment. In this blog, I will highlight my personal favorite updates: Internal-network Unified Access Gateway New VM models … [Read more...]