Category Hybrid Cloud

My Take On The “Last” EMC World

I was in Las Vegas last week for the “last” or at least last independent EMC World (there will be a Dell-EMC World in 2017). As a former EMC employee, I was interested in seeing what the messaging would be as EMC enters uncharted territory as an acquired company (say it with me three time “This […]

OpenStack And The State Of Cloud Computing: A User’s Perspective

At last week’s OpenStack Summit, my company, Platform9, had the opportunity to present on some work we’ve done to make our OpenStack solution work in existing environments, also known as a brownfields. The code our engineers developed, which we intend to give back to the community, allows various projects within OpenStack to dynamically discover exiting […]

How EMC Is Partnering With The OpenStack Ecosystem

EMC is making big bets these days on the OpenStack project, as evidenced by the string of announcements and activities over the past month, beginning with the acquisition of Cloudscaling.  We also announced our intent to build out an EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud OpenStack Edition, leveraging Cloudscaling’s OCS product and EMC’s Converged Infrastructure technologies. I […]

What EMC Is Up To With OpenStack Cloud Solutions

Today, EMC is announcing the availability of a family of EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solutions, including engineered IaaS solutions based on VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack technologies.  The official press release and “Redefine Hybrid Cloud” launch event rightly focuses on the Federation SDDC Edition of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution family, given its immediately availability […]

An Opportunity Too Good To Pass Up

There are times in your career when you search diligently for the next big opportunity.  That was the case when I made the decision last year to focus on OpenStack by moving to Rackspace, one of the co-founders of the OpenStack project.  Pursuing the next big opportunity led me to transition, earlier this year, to […]

Coming To A VMUG Near You: vSphere With OpenStack

  One of the most rewarding things I got to do last year was to help educate the VMware community on the value and the workings of the OpenStack cloud platform.  As well, I had the opportunity to educate the OpenStack community on how VMware has been integrating their technologies into the OpenStack platform.  Along […]

So Is It Technical Or Technology Evangelist?

It was nearly a year ago (April 29, 2013 to be exact) that I joined Rackspace as a Cloud Architect in their Private Cloud business unit.  And it has been one of the best years of my life, career-wise, as I got to work with some great people, to learn a disruptive technology called OpenStack, […]