Another year another VMworld. It is a crazy ride working for VMware. I have just returned from PTO to the news that one of my sessions has been accepted. AWESOME news. This is a similar session to the one Duncan Epping and I presented at PEX. Session: VSP1168 – Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure Presenters: David Hill, Chris Colotti, and Aidan Dalgleish Abstract: This session will discuss the various design considerations when architecting the foundation for every solid cloud environment: vSphere 5.0. We will start with sizing and scaling and end with some operational guidance. Different examples will be used to show the impact design considerations can have on the availability of your services. I hope to see you all there, it will be another awesome week. I will write a follow up article on the sessions I think are must see from a vCloud perspective.
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Today Duncan Epping at Yellow-Bricks.com and Chris Colotti at ChrisColotti.us released the VMware vCloud Infrastructure Resiliency case study. Duncan has already blogged about this. He explained how he came up with this idea, and the following quote is from his article: Someone asked me at PEX where this solution came from all of a sudden, well this is based on a solution I came up with on a random Friday morning half of December when I woke up at 05:00 in Palo Alto still jet-lagged. I diagrammed it on a napkin and started scribbling things down in Evernote. I explained the concept to Chris over breakfast and that is how it started. Over the last two months Chris (+ his team) and I validated the solution and this is the outcome. I want to thank Chris and team for their hard work and dedication. After Duncan’s story ends, it actually continues […]
VMware released vCloud Request Manager yesterday, and I feel it is important to mention this product on my site. vCloud Request Manager is an important addition to VMware vCloud Director. It provides the ability to add workflows and approval processes to vCloud Director enabling Cloud Administrators to keep full control and responsibility over there cloud environments. Here is an excerpt from the VMware product page Develop private cloud governance and control over VMware vCloud Director private clouds with vCloud Request Manager. * Add sophisticated approval workflows to provisioning requests * Automatically track software license usage as vApps are commissioned and decommissioned to maintain compliance * Enforce standardized settings on vCloud Director “Organizations” through the use of policies called “Blueprints” These capabilities are delivered out-of-the-box, allowing enterprises to quickly deploy a private cloud infrastructure supported by VMware end to end. I would recommend anyone evaluating or deploying a PoC to download […]