VMworld 2014 Scaled-Out Recap

VMworld 2014 Recap The Themes VMware is trying to transcend the hypervisor with a Software Defined Data Center – Not news but repackaging and renaming it a modernization of the marketing approach sometimes needed to move forward (See announcements on vRealize). New products/services were announced but not as prominently as previous VMworlds. VMware is transcending…

My Move to SolidFire

Cut to the chase; today 7/16/2014 I join SolidFire! I’m doing this to: Further build out some of their most strategic technology partnerships including VMware, Citrix Systems and others Work with an elite team of solution architects focusing on areas like virtual infrastructure and virtual desktops, orchestration, automation and database systems Work with the SolidFire…

VMware PTAB Demo Night: Airwatch!

One of the pleasures of VMware’s Partner Technical Advisory Board is the demo night they had night 1.  I sought out one of the hottest technologies to get acquainted with; Airwatch.  This technology becomes fundamental for VMware’s future vision for End User Computing not just because of BYOD but a range of other things like Mobility Device…

VMware’s new VSAN – What Matters

Congrats to VMware for launching VSAN!  Are they a virtualization company or storage company?  Yes.  IMO to truly be software defined you should abstract to a none storage construct.  In this case the move from managing LUN’s and brute force storage admin now moves to Policy Based Storage.  Yep, a policy runs storage.  Extending from…