vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT SP)

vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT SP)

Are you a service provider trying to build a service offering? Are you a service provider struggling to integrate all the different products on the market? Are you looking at all the different documentation and thinking am I ever going to be able to deploy this? VMware has two options for you, either print off the Stress Reduction Kit here:   or read further and discover the vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT SP). This is a project close to my own heart.  I was one of the original product owners back in vCAT v1, v2 and v3 days.  Its been completely re-written and refreshed to give guidance and information for Service Providers delivering offerings within the vCloud Air Network. Want to know more?  Keep reading or go straight to the vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT SP) page. vCloud Architecture Toolkit for Service Providers (vCAT SP) The […]

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Clarifying the confusion on the VMware Cloud Strategy

Clarifying the confusion on the VMware Cloud Strategy

Now that VMworld is in full swing, I have had the opportunity to talk to a considerable amount of VMware Service Providers, Customers, and Cloud Consumers.  Everyone has asked the question what does the AWS announcement mean for [Insert vCAN, vCA, IBM] as cloud providers. From a vCloud perspective, adding AWS into the mix is simply just another VMware operated cloud provider.  VMware powers over 4200 service providers around the globe offering capabilities from Managed Services, Hosting and Cloud Services.  This announcement doesn’t change that, so how does it actually all fit together?  Lets try clarifying the confusion on the VMware Cloud Strategy with a diagram; This diagram speaks a thousand words (provided by Jenny Fong for VMworld). vCloud Air Lets start by looking at VMware vCloud Air, this is a VMware owned, VMware operated public cloud.  It runs in a VMware managed data center, is operated and supported by […]

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VMware VMworld vCloud Air must see sessions

VMware VMworld vCloud Air must see sessions

Its coming!  VMworld Barcelona is coming soon.  So soon in fact it actually starts on Sunday.  Wow, I can hardly believe it.  Still feels like VMworld USA was last week. This will be my last VMworld Barcelona working in the vCloud Air public cloud business unit, before I transition over to my new role in the Cloud Service Provider BU.  You can read about that in a seperate post. VMware vCloud Air has some awesome sessions this year and I would actively encourage all of you to see these sessions if you can get in. The highlighted sessions are based on vCloud Air’s core use case focus of Data Center Extension, Replacement and Disaster Recovery.  These sessions range from 200 level through to 400 level advanced techincal. VMware VMworld vCloud Air must see sessions These are not the only vCloud Air sessions available for you to attend at VMworld, but […]

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Senior Technologist

New role at VMware – Senior Technologist

I have now been at VMware for nearly seven years, and I still love every day.  I am pleased to announce that I am taking on a new role at VMware – I am joining the Cloud Provider Services Business Unit also known as vCloud Air Network as a Senior Technologist. This is a new and exciting time for me.  Having spent the last three years working in VMware’s vCloud Air public cloud as the lead evangelist, I now have the opportunity to expand the horizons and work with VMware’s 4000+ service providers around the globe while continuing in the cloud area. In my new role the focus is to provide guidance into the core product teams, with direction on strategy and go-to-market initiatives.  Having spent the past seven years at VMware working in the cloud area, this is an amazing opportunity for me personally.  I will continue as an evangelist and […]

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This blog has been hacked by @vS0ciety

This site hasn’t really been hacked, it is however a great video to watch and is designed to promote the VMworld VMware Code Hackathon in Barcelona 2016 VMWORLD VMWARE CODE HACKATHON TO HIT BARCELONA 2016 Alan Renouf has written an indepth blog article on this project.  If your interested follow this link and sign up today: https://code.vmware.com/2016/09/14/vmworld-vmware-code-hackathon-hit-barcelona-2016/ VMworld USA was the Hackathon, basically 5 teams of developers and scripters, who had mainly never met each other before were formed and took part in a Hackathon organized by myself, William Lam and the VMware Code team.  These dedicated coders gave up free vendor meals and alcohol (OK well maybe we provided both as well) to essentially come code with us on 5 Intel NUC units we had pre-built with vCenter/ESX and VSAN. The people who were involved ranged from people just learning to coding ninjas and API experts, that’s what I […]

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