Category Archives: Next-Gen Apps

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

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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

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Graphy Goodness…

In my previous post, I tried to discuss how the traditional RDBMS, while being very good at storing and tracking certain types of data and transactions, fails to provide value for others, and how graph databases are coming to the … Continue reading

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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  Written on outdated systems?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

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Roshambo, the Big Bang, and metaphysics …

I have been struggling for a while with trying to understand and depict in an easy-to-relay fashion the organizational structure of my employer – it may sound silly, but it turns out it is not all that easy to describe … Continue reading

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VMworld 2011 Session BCA1230 – Best practices for virtualizing Java

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… Be sure to check out the … Continue reading

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VMworld 2011 Session BCA1950 – Production Proven Methods of Running Enterprise Java on vSphere

This is a live update from VMworld! These are just my notes during the session, please forgive the grammatical errors, I am sure I missed parts of the lecture as I am taking notes… This session had excellent information, though … Continue reading

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