Tag Archives: SDDC

Laying Down OpenStack Cinder Block Storage with Platform9 And SolidFire

We at Platform9 have received incredibly positive responses to our recent partnership announcement with SolidFire to integrate their all-flash enterprise storage with our Cloud management-as-a-Service solution. In a previous post, I discussed the use cases for block storage in a cloud platform such as OpenStack. I also walked through the various options for deploying Cinder block storage […]

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, […]

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 […]