Terraform from HashiCorp has been a revelation for me since I started using it in anger last year to deploy VeeamPN into AWS. From there it has allowed me to automate lab Veeam deployments, configure a VMware Cloud on AWS SDDC networking and configure NSX vCloud Director Edges. The time saved by utilising the power […] Read More
The Separation of Dev and Ops is Upon Us!
Apart from the K word, there was one other enduring message that I think a lot of people took home from VMworld 2019. That is, that Dev and Ops should be considered as seperate entities again. For the best part of the last five or so years the concept of DevOps, SecOps and other X-Ops […] Read More
VMworld 2019 Review – Project Pacific is a Stroke of Kubernetes Genius… but not without a catch!
Kubernetes Kubernetes, Kubernetes… say Kubernetes one more time… I dare you! If it wasn’t clear what the key take away from VMworld 2019 was last week in San Francisco then I’ll repeat it one more time… Kubernetes! It was something which I predicted prior to the event in my session breakdown. And all jokes aside, […] Read More
Kubernetes Everywhere…Time to Take off the Blinkers!
This is more or less a follow up post to the one I wrote back in 2015 about the state of containers in the IT World as I saw it at the time. I started off that post talking about the freight train that was containerization along with a cheeky meme… fast forward four years […] Read More
VMworld 2016: Top Session Picks
VMworld 2016 is just around the corner (10 days and counting) and the theme this year is be_Tomorrow …which looks to build on the Ready for Any and Brave IT messages from the last couple of VMworld events. It’s a continuation of VMware’s call to arms to get themselves and their partners and customers prepared for the shift in the […] Read More
vCloud Air and Virtustream – Just kill vCloud Air Already?!?
I’ve been wanting to write some commentary around the vCloud Air and Virtustream merger since rumours of it took place just before VMworld in Auguest and I’ve certainly been more interested in the whole state of play since news of the EMC/VMware Cloud Services spin off was announced in late October…the basis of this new […] Read More
Containers Everywhere…Are we really ready?
Depending on what you read, certain areas of the IT Industry are telling us that there is a freight train coming our way…and that train is bringing with it containers. With the recent release of container platforms from Microsoft and VMware it seems as though those that control the vast majority of the x86 platforms around the world […] Read More
VMware Photon: vCloud Air Network Deployment
This week VMware announced information around their Cloud Native Apps strategy…VMware Photon and Lightwave are aimed at the ever growing Container market with VMware open sourcing their own lightweight Linux Microservice Server released as Photon. Photon provides the following benefits: Support for the most popular Linux container formats including Docker, rkt, and Garden from Pivotal Minimal footprint (approximately 300MB), to […] Read More