Today Ninefold (an Australian based IaaS and PaaS) provider announced that they where closing their doors an would be migrating their clients to their parent companies (Macquarie Telecom) cloud services. And while this hasn’t come as a surprise to me…having closely watched Ninefold from it’s beta days through to it’s shutdown it does highlight a […] Read More
M$ Price Hike: Is the Race to the Bottom Over?
A couple of weeks ago Microsoft raised the prices of Azure, Office 365, CRM Online and other enterprise cloud services across Australia, Canada and Europe. In the Azure AU Region prices were increased a hefty 26% and there has been a significant outcry from customers and partners alike. The reality is that for partners who resell Azure […] Read More
The Reality of Cloud – Outages are Like *holes…
It’s been a bad couple of weeks for cloud services both around the world and locally…Over the last three days we have seen AWS have issues which may have been indirectly related to the Leap Second on Tuesday night and this morning, Azure’s Sydney Zone had serious network connectivity issues which disrupted services for approximately three to […] Read More
I came across Platform9 while wandering the back halls of the VMWorld Solutions Exchange last year in San Francisco…as a fan of the movie District 9 I was drawn to the name without really knowing anything about the tech being shown. After a brief chat with the booth staff going over product I thought to […] Read More
VMworld: Community Tech Talk – Differentiate or Die?
As mentioned in a previous post I was lucky enough to be able to present a #vBrownBag Tech Talk at this years VMworld. Even though the timing meant a smallish audience in the Community Hang Space it was a thrill to present…somehow I even got my still on the frontpage of the VMworld Video Page: […] Read More
Veeam Cloud Connect
I’ve written a couple of posts around the pain of backup products and I’ve talked about a world where we backup independent of the Application. Storage platforms like AWS S3 offer a place where objects can be stored for safe keeping and accessed upon request. There is a catch to that kind of storage in […] Read More
During last weeks #APACVirtual Podcast (Episode 70 â€“ Engineers Anonymous pt1 â€“ Engineer2PreSales) theÂ panelists (of which, I was one) where discussing what it took to become aÂ successfulÂ candidate inÂ transitioningÂ from a technical engineering role to a pre-sales/architectureÂ role. It wasÂ universallyÂ agreedÂ upon that passion is a much sort after trait in those roles. Someone who is passionate about what they […] Read More
Online Storage Wars – What’s in it for Service Providers?
Last weekend I signed up for an account at MEGA. This is @KimDotCom‘s new venture attempting to send a big F-U to theÂ regulatoryÂ forces that are accusing him of copyright infringementÂ and extradition to the US (for more info, head to the Wikipedia page)Â …off the bat you get a free 50GB account to basically so whatever you […] Read More
VMworld – Where is the Zephyr?
There where some pretty big announcements and reveals at VMworld 2012, but unless I missed something (which was totally possible had any accouncement been made on Wednesday morning) nothing significant/direct was said of Project Zephyr VMware’s public cloud offering. What is slightly confusing is that VMware have been very open in the beta for the […] Read More
First Look: Apache DeltaCloud
As I was browsing my Twitter feed last night I can across a tweet that talked about the 1.0 Release of Apache DeltaCloud. As described on the website: Deltacloud provides the API server and drivers necessary for connecting to cloud providers. Deltacloud maintains long-term stability for scripts, tools and applications and backward compatibility across different […] Read More