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...]

Load Balancing VMware Cloud on AWS with KEMP

It is no surprise that VMware is the most used running hypervisor in the data center today. Also, I see customers are going cloud first in their plans going forward. Having a Hybrid solution where you manage your “Cloud” datacenter from your normal vCenter as this is your normal local infrastructure makes … [Read more...]

Nutanix is innovating at the speed of Cloud (#vRetreat)

I remember back in November 2012 at Virtualization Field Day 2 where Nutanix was presenting for the first time at a Field Day. Dheeraj Pandey, CEO and co-founder gave us a quick introduction to Nutanix. The company was only 2,5 years old back then and they has released their first Hyper Converged block in the […] … [Read more...]

The Elastifile Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Tuesday 18 april 2017, Patrick van Helden, Director of Solution Architecture at Elastifile was at Metis IT to tell about Elastifile. We had the chance to try a real-life deployment of the Elastifile software. Elastifile is a relative new name in the storage area. Since this month, the company is out of stealth and has … [Read more...]

TechUnplugged London 2016

Two weeks ago I attended the TechUnplugged in London. For whom doesn’t know what TechUnplugged is. TechUnplugged is a full day conference focused on cloud computing and IT infrastructure. The conference brings influencers, vendors and end users together so it is possible to create interaction between these people. If … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014 Public Session Voting

If you are planning to attend VMworld 2014 than it’s probably good to know that you can have a voice in what sessions are being accepted. This unique conference concept called Public Session Voting is now open. This year Viktor van den Berg (@viktoriousss, www.viktorious.nl) and I submitted a session proposal. … [Read more...]

NLVMUG Conference 2014 – March 6 – Den Bosch

After some smaller VMware Usergroup meetings in 2013, it’s now time for some serious business: on March 6, the NLVMUG Conference 2014 will take place in  Congrescentrum 1931 Den Bosch, The Netherlands. The NLVMUG Conference 2014 is an annual full-day conference organized by the Dutch VMUG customer council and … [Read more...]

vCloud Automation Center – Creating State Change Workflows

One of the cool features of vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) is the ability to extend functionality by creating new or customizing existing workflows. VMware provides 6 state change workflows by default that you can customize using the vCloud Automation Center Designer. This tool includes a library of activities that … [Read more...]