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VMware Cloud on AWS

It seems like lately, all the buzz had been around the cloud, especially public cloud.  At VMworld 2017, there is certainly no exception to that.  In fact, in the morning keynote, AWS was onstage alongside Pat Gelsinger announcing VMware Cloud on AWS. What is VMware Cloud on AWS? Simply put, it’s running the VMware SDDC suite on AWS resources.  Once deployed, the underlying infrastructure is managed by AWS and VMware, allowing the customer to focus on simply consuming the resources paid for.  Maintenance is handled in a way that is[…]

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vCenter is dead! Long live vCenter!

VMworld 2017 kicks off today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Normally there are some major announcements that are made each year during the first general session, and I”m looking forward to those. However, last week VMware dropped some news on their blog… Goodbye Windows vCenter That’s right! VMware announced that the windows based vCenter server would be deprecated in the next major version release.  a couple years back, VMware introduced the VCSA (vCenter Server Appliance) which runs the vCenter server functions on a Linux based VM appliance.  At[…]

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Docker – Tech Field Day Extra @ VMworld 2016

  While attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this year, I was invited to sit on the Tech Field Day panel for Monday.  One of the companies presenting was Docker. Mike Coleman from Docker presented to the panel and did a great job.  While I am familiar with containers conceptually, I have not yet implemented them in a lab or production environment.  And, being from the Ops side of DevOps, I was in no rush to jump onto the container bandwagon.  However, That’s about to change. Like most Ops people, the idea[…]

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VMworld Day 1

After Partner Exchange, VMworld officially kicked off Sunday night, with a welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange.  The welcome reception is a great time to get a layout of the solutions exchange, and to start talking with some of the vendors at VMworld.  Accompanied by drinks and hor devours,  VMware makes it’s customers feel at home and energized for the week ahead. Starting off VMworld, we were able to hear from Pat Gelsinger, and Michael Dell, who both talked about the future of VMware, and the concerns around the Dell /[…]

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VMworld Benefit – Community!

  This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016.  I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed.  My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally found my way into the Moscone Center, I was quickly at a loss for what to do first.  Yes, I had filled out my calendar with sessions, time in the Solutions Exchange, and maybe some[…]

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VMworld Videos

  Since I recently started up v101.tv to provide videos and whiteboard sessions to introduce people to virtualization and it’s related eco-sphere, I decided to also create some videos while out at VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas. Please subscribe and follow along, as I’ll be posting videos throughout each day on the different events and happenings at VMworld. See the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhpeOholBnSunmVQ6fZPl9fBL-UGSAw0Z  

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VMworld 2016 Partner Day

What is Partner Day at VMworld? Previously, VMworld held a separate event called PEX, Partner Exchange, to engage and train VMware partners.  Now, they have integrated into the VMworld conference, taking place on the days previous to the conference start. Partner Day is Saturday and Sunday, with partner bootcamps running on the first day, and then partner specific sessions on Sunday before the kickoff of VMworld. Who should attend? If you work for a partner, you are the target audience.  Customers are not permitted into this event. Why should I[…]

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