Tag Archives: Cisco

VXLAN: The Right Data Center Interconnect Technology For vCloud Connector?

[First Update] I received some feedback that vCloud Connector 2.0 does not actually use VXLAN as part of its DCE/Stretch Deploy feature.  I am waiting on confirmation since several VMware blogs, including ones that I reference in my post, state that VXLAN is indeed used.  As I also state in my post, I would actually […]

The Impact Of NUMA On Virtualizing Business Critical Applications

The diagrams and the bulk of the technical content in this post was borrowed, with permission, from Frank Denneman’s blog. Frank is a Senior Architect for VMware’s Technical Marketing Team and an acknowledged expert in vSphere Resource Management. This post is my effort to consolidate the information from his blog on NUMA and to apply […]

Virtualizing Oracle: Licensing And Support Considerations

In the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to assist many customers with their plans to virtualize their Oracle environments.  In almost every case, I’ve had to address the issues of licensing, performance, and support.  Since performance is a such a large topic of its own, I will address it in multiple future blog […]

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 […]

If It’s About Solutions, Then What Is The Problem?

Evolving From Hardware Supplier to Solutions Provider I started my first tech job over 20 years ago, working in a New York University lab, building a token-ring network that was running Novell NetWare; the clients were brand spanking new IBM PS/2 computes running version 1 of OS/2. Back then, IBM was looking to solve a […]