VMworld Reveals: vMotion innovations

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about enhancements that will be introduced in the future to … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: DRS 2.0 (#HBI2880BY)

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about DRS 2.0, which was session HBI2880BY. For those who want … [Read more...]

VMworld Reveals: VMware Cluster Memory (OCTO2746BU)

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about VMware Cluster Memory, which was session OCTO2746BU. For … [Read more...]

No one ever got fired for buying IBM/HP/DELL/EMC etc

Advertise here with BSALast week on twitter there was a discussion about hyper-converged solutions and how these were not what someone who works in an enterprise environment would buy for their tier 1 workloads. I asked the question: well what about buying Pure Storage, Tintri, Nimble or Solid Fire systems? All … [Read more...]

ScaleIO in the ESXi Kernel, what about the rest of the ecosystem?

Before reading my take on this, please read this great article by Vijay Ramachandran as he explains the difference between ScaleIO and VSAN in the kernel. And before I say anything, let me reinforce that this is my opinion and not VMware’s necessarily. I’ve seen some negative comments around Scale IO / VMware / … [Read more...]

VMworld: Innovation at the Solutions Exchange

If you wandered through the halls of the congress complex you’ve probably also seen the Solutions Exchange. At the Solutions Exchange more than 125 exhibitors are showing their products or vision for the future. Some of these exhibitors are the ones you probably already know, like VMware, EMC, Cisco, Dell. HP. … [Read more...]

2013 VMware Fling Contest – Join in on the fun!

Last year VMware organized the very first VMware Open Innovation Contest and it was a very successful contest which resulted in an awesome fling called “pro-active DRS“. The Open Innovation Contest is back again in 2013 but now called the 2013 VMware Fling Contest. Now lets get those creative juices flowing … [Read more...]