Category Archives: Journey to the Cloud

These posts are intended to engender discussion about what the cloud means, how it applies to you, and where you are on the journey.

The New Reality for VMware and VMware Customers

I have had the privilege to begin to work with the Cloud Native Apps team at VMware a bit over the past couple months, and I am becoming more and more convinced that this is a topic and a trend … Continue reading

Posted in From the field, Journey to the Cloud, Next-Gen Apps | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

VMware Photon OS, Kubernetes, & Mesos

VMware recently released Photon OS – Tech Preview 2.  You can find it here, along with some of their other open-source initiatives.  This post is intends to (hopefully) introduce folks to Photon and demonstrate how easy it is to use … Continue reading

Posted in Journey to the Cloud, Miscellaneous, Next-Gen Apps, VMworld | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

DevOps, Cloud, and the SDDC…

If you live or work in technology, as I do, then you already know that change in IT is constant.  We all are faced with the reality that the technology you are using will eventually be usurped by something better/faster/smaller/better, … Continue reading

Posted in Five Minutes...., Journey to the Cloud, Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EMC Private Cloud Reference Architecture – references

Documentation Links EMC Enterprise Private Cloud Reference Architecture EMC’s Journey to the Private Cloud Blog Download Links: VMware vCloud Suite EMC SRM Suite vCenter Orchestrator plugins: vCenter Orchestrator Plugins (VMware Support) vCenter Orchestrator Plugin: Self-Scaling Datacenter vCenter Orchestrator Plugin: Infoblox … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, Journey to the Cloud, Virtualization - Server | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five Minutes on PaaS…

Is your company is trying to change?  Trying to update from a legacy architecture?  Are your applications tightly coupled?  Written on outdated systems?  Would you like to take advantage of newer application capabilities on state of the art infrastructure? Skip … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is ‘Bursting to the Cloud’?

Glad you asked, and in my mind, there are different things that customers mean when they talk about ‘bursting to the cloud.’ The Wrong Way – SIMMULANTS Spontaneous / Simultaneous migration of multiple workloads to a provider due to massive … Continue reading

Posted in Automation, From the field, Journey to the Cloud, Virtualization - Server | Leave a comment

Five Minutes on Desktop as a Service

When deploying any new application or service to our customers (internal or external), the choices for exactly how that service is delivered are growing at what seems to be an exponential rate.  New Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) offerings are driving innovation and … Continue reading

Posted in Five Minutes...., Journey to the Cloud, Virtualization - Desktop | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment