VMware Cloud on AWS – Now on-premises! – AWS Outposts

Today AWS announced AWS Outposts. This new service will allow you to extend your AWS VPC back to your on-premises datacenter while letting you consume AWS services but run them in your own datacenter! Essentially, it will be an on-premises version of AWS. This means you can choose to deploy your...

Launching a new VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new VMware Cloud Matrix in conjunction with WhatMatrix The initial scope was to analyse VMware cloud offerings from the following providers: VMware (VMware Cloud on AWS) Rackspace (Rackspace Private Cloud) IBM (VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM) I decided to...

Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5

VMware Cloud Foundation is an SDDC solution combining Compute (vSphere) Network (NSX) Storage (vSAN) and Management (vRealize Operations) A full SDDC is automatically deployed via a manager to improve time to market and deployment consistency. In addition, adding ESXi hosts is completed via a single interface which configures all the required...

Comparing the VMware Hybrid Cloud Options

There is so much talk about cloud now, but what what really is "cloud" - In short, I prefer a definition/feature set along these lines: A public cloud should have the following: On-demand Self-service Pay as you go Single Pane of Glass Simplified Management So what does this all mean?...

Manage your Cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora

VMware's vRealize suite, combined with management packs from Blue Medora is a set of cloud management tools that focus on automating, planning & monitoring both on-prem cloud platforms and public cloud PaaS. Learn how to manage your cloud with vRealize Operations and Blue Medora in this blog post. When it...

Spectre & Meltdown on VMware – What you need to patch

Spectre & Meltdown are hot topics at the moment but how does this affect VMware solutions? VMware have provided detail on their stance on the situation via mostly two KB articles; & In summary this is what is covered: ESXi, Workstation & Fusion ESXi is affected by Spectre and patches...
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