Category API

[Updated For Havana] OpenStack Compute For vSphere Admins, Part 1: Architectural Overview

[I’ve updated this series with information based on the new Havana release and changes in vSphere integration with the latest version of OpenStack.  Any changes are prefaced with the word “Havana” in bold brackets] One of the most common questions I receive is “How does OpenStack compare with VMware?”  That question comes, not only from […]

Talking About vSphere Integration With OpenStack

I mentioned in my previous post how much I appreciated being able to work with and to learn from really smart people, certainly folks smarter than myself.  Well earlier this week, I sat down with someone I had only heretofore spoken with via Twitter – a Nova Compute engineer with the Rackspace Public Cloud.  He […]

One API To Rule Them All

An Early Cloud In my previous life as a Solutions Architect at EMC, I led a project at a large Enterprise account to deliver a self-service, on-demand, elastic infrastructure.  The solution included a web portal where lines of business (LOB) could request compute, network, and storage resources; the request would be automatically routed through the […]

The SDDC Isn’t The Cloud

The genesis of this post actually came from former EMC vSpecialist/SDSpecialist and Mid-tier team lead, Scott Drummonds; Scott is a great evangelist for virtualization and cloud computing in APJ.  I recently heard him talk about the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) with Craig Waters, on one of Craig’s very informative  vCatchup podcasts.  Shortly after that, Scott […]