Plan now to maximize the ROI in Kubernetes

Traditionally, I don’t like to talk about return on investment… it was something that I always felt was used to justify a purchasing decision by pushes vendor salespeople. My bullsh*t meter always came out when they started talking ROI… however as conversations mature at higher levels, it’s clear that IT Decision makers are always looking […] Read More

Talking Cloud, Object Storage, DRaaS, Kubernetes and Security

One of the best parts about travelling to tech conferences, expos and shows is the opportunity to talk on various panels and be interviewed by media outlets. At Tech Expo Asia in Singapore a couple weeks back, Michael Cade and myself got an opportunity to appear on Cyber Security World (CSA) Live at Cyber Security […] Read More

Multiple Cloud Theory in the Hybrid World

 NOTE: The following content was transcribed and modified from the Thoughts on X podcast embedded above… Click Play if you would like to listen. Last week, I was at an event in Singapore for Cloud Expo, and I was involved in a couple of panels. During the discussion, the narrative was around multi-cloud, hybrid […] Read More

Kubecost – Optimizing Spend for Kubernetes

As the use of containerized applications becomes more mainstream (driven by modern application development), so does the need to control costs. For those that are using Kubernetes platforms… in general it is difficult to monitor the costs of Kubernetes resources. There is a black box of operation happening and it is challenging to know which […] Read More

Thoughts on X… A Better Way Forward

 Don’t call this a reboot! It’s no secret that i’ve been caught by the Podcast bug…in fact consuming information via audio has become the number one way that I absorb information. My Audible Library has grown, and I listen to a dedicated set of tech industry and business related Podcasts daily. As a content […] Read More

VMware Explore 2022 Veeam Recap… Sessions and Activities

I must say… it was good to be back at the Mascone Center and San Francisco for VMware Explore 2022. Some people might question my excitement at getting back in person in that city for that event, but as I sit here on the Tuesday after to reflect… all I can express is how good […] Read More

Ten Years of VMworld… and Travel

I’m currently heading over to the newly renamed VMware Explore and it’s not been lost on me that this is the 10th anniversary of my very first VMworld back in 2012. That was also my first overseas work-related trip… and it was also the first time to the USA. Though it feels like just yesterday […] Read More

VMware Explore 2022 – Session Breakdown and Analysis

Ok, here we are… it’s been three years since VMworld 2019 and we are back next week in San Francisco at the Mascone Centre. But we are not attending VMworld… we are now entering the multi-verse era of VMware Explore! This is going to be a really interesting test of the new post pandemic waters […] Read More

Upgrading oVirt to 4.5.2 with HostedEngine

Last week oVirt 4.5.2 was released and with it came a bunch of updated and enhancements on the previous release. Nothing ground breaking by way of features, but a couple specific bug fixes that related to Veeam Backup for RHV v2 which is why I decided to upgrade my HomeLab instance off the bat. I […] Read More

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