Category SDDC

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 […]

Apache Mesos: The True OS For The Software Defined Data Center?

This is the first of a series of blog posts on the Apache Mesos project and technology.  We begin first with an introductory overview. I have a confession to make… I’ve come to loathe the term “Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).”  I don’t have a problem with the concept; my issue has to do with […]

An Update On This Blog And It’s Time [Again] To Vote For OpenStack Summit Talks

Some of you may be wondering what’s happened to this blog since I rejoined EMC back in June.  Let me say first of all that my intent is to pick back up with my writing once the Summer is over.  The reality is that my output has been limited due to the typical busyness that […]

What Is VMware Up To With OpenStack?

Introduction As a former vSphere and now OpenStack Architect, I’ve been following with much interest the courtship ritual that VMware has been performing with the OpenStack project.  Dan Wendlandt and the entire OpenStack Team at VMware has been busy courting the OpenStack community at various venues, including the recent OpenStack Summit.  For the Grizzly release, […]

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 […]