Category VMware

The Tokyo OpenStack Summit Was “Boring” And That Is A Good Thing

It’s been just over a week since the most recent OpenStack Summit ended and the word that comes to mind when I reflect on the week that just past is “boring.” And that is a good thing. This is not to say there wasn’t exciting news such as new customer use cases, more container talk,  and controversy, […]

Sorting Out VMware’s Container Technologies

[Note: I’ve made edits and corrections based on very helpful feedback by Eric Gray and George Hicken and new information that put out by VMware after this post was initially published. Any errors are my misinterpretation. – 01/23/2016] VMware recently announced several technologies and initiatives related to containers and their use in building cloud-native applications. These […]

How To Create The Best OpenStack Cloud For VMware vSphere

At Platform9, we recently announced General Availability for support of VMware vSphere, including 100% interoperability with existing vSphere infrastructure and management tools to make Platform9 the best cloud management solution for vSphere. I highlighted the benefits of this solution in an earlier blog post and indicated that we would be providing more technical details in the future. In […]

SolidFire Storage: Appearing At A Platform9 OpenStack Cloud In Your Datacenter

One of the primary benefits of an open platform such as OpenStack is its ability to be an integration engine for various cloud technologies. This gives users the flexibility to choose best of breed  compute, networks, and storage technologies to build out their private cloud while retaining the benefits of a common management framework for operators and […]

The Easy Button For Using VMware vSphere With An OpenStack Cloud

The company I work for, Platform9, made two announcements this week. The first is that we have closed a Series B round of funding and the second is that support for VMware vSphere is now generally available (GA). Platform9 CEO and Co-founder, Sirish Raghuram, has blogged about the significance of the funding news. We also view the […]

Understanding How VMware vSphere Integrates With OpenStack

One of the more interesting developments that I am hearing in the OpenStack community is the growing desire to leverage OpenStack as a “manager of managers” for different types of technologies such as server virtualization and containers. This lines up with the messaging that the OpenStack Foundation has been putting forth regarding the emergence of OpenStack as an Integration […]

That Time Again: Voting For OpenStack (Tokyo) Summit Talks

It seems like only yesterday that we were in Vancouver for the Spring OpenStack Summit and it’s already time to start turning our attention to Tokyo for the Fall summit. Tokyo will be my first Summit representing Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing and Partner Alliances. An important aspect of any Summit are the […]