Will VMware Project Pacific help customers transition to Kubernetes smoothly?

Project Pacific is an engineering project to natively embed Kubernetes into vSphere. Pacific is a deep, deep integration of the two technologies, embedding Kubernetes into ESXi to make containers first-class citizens in vSphere. The project gives developers a well-known way to deploy and operate their applications, … [Read more...]

Sysdig solves the instrumentation problem using eBPF

Sysdig unlocks forensics and anomaly detection by using age-old Wireshark wisdom translated into eBPF to monitor and trace modern, cloud-native, applications. "Sysdig solves the instrumentation problem using eBPF" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on … [Read more...]

How Datrium ControlShift uses VMware Cloud on AWS for cloud-native Disaster Recovery

Previously, I talked about how to set up ControlShift in the cloud. In this post, I’ll dive into the ControlShift cloud-native disaster recovery solution, and how it leverages VMware Cloud on AWS to do on-demand disaster recovery. While this post is about recovery to VMware Cloud on AWS, Datrium has announced … [Read more...]

How Datrium deploys ControlShift into the cloud

Datrium's ControlShift is a born-in-the-cloud DR solution that can be consumed as SaaS or from your own AWS account. In this post, I'll show you how ControlShift is deployed. "How Datrium deploys ControlShift into the cloud" by Joep Piscaer was originally published on VirtualLifestyle.nl Originally posted on … [Read more...]

LightStep: application performance management for the new stack

So LightStep are different. They have a fresh take on the APM-field and focus on issues real-world customers have when moving from monoliths to a microservices architecture. This makes them uniquely positioned to help a growing number of customers that start on their journey towards microservices and the … [Read more...]

SoftNAS helps solve legacy app and data inertia

SoftNAS is a classic NAS company with a twist. They use old-school technology, like ZFS and classic file-based protocols to solve data inertia problems while moving to the cloud. And sure, I get it. There’s a lot one could say about SoftNAS: they’re a legacy technology company trying to catch up. They are … [Read more...]

Zerto gets into the long-term game at #vRetreat

I had forgotten about Zerto for a while. I’ve always like their innovative edge in DR back in the day, but DR became so commodity that the whole field lost their edge a little. Today I was refreshed on the topic at #vRetreat, a independent community blogger event organized by Patrick Redknap. IT Ops is struggling … [Read more...]

@jpiscaer will speak at Spiceworks All Access Amsterdam

I’ll be speaking at SpiceWorks’ All Access conference in Amsterdam on June 28th! About SpiceWorks and All Access SpiceWorks is a big online community for IT Pros and provides technical forums for advice, learning, product reviews and tools for inventory, monitor and troubleshooting. All Access is a single … [Read more...]

Want to win a $699 VMworld 2013 Subscription? Enter now!

Access to all VMworld 2013 content. Who wouldn’t want that! If you’re unlucky enough not to have attended VMworld 2013 in San Francisco or Barcelona, you might be in luck! I’m offering a $699 value subscription to all VMworld 2013 content for those that missed the event. Sessions and labs are available on-demand in … [Read more...]

VMware Workstation 10, Player 6, Fusion 6 released

During VMworld in San Francisco, VMware showed off new versions of Workstation, Player and Fusion. Today, these products went GA and are available for download. VMware Workstation 10 VMware Workstation takes virtualization to the next level: Support for the latest Guest OS’es like Microsoft Windows 8.1 and … [Read more...]