Tag Archives: Vblock

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 […]

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 […]

Vblock Specialized Systems: Because Infrastructure Is Boring And The Application Is King

Almost 10,000 people tuned in the VCE virtual launch today to hear about the biggest launch in the three year history of the company.  For a detailed review of what was announced, I suggest reading Kendrick Coleman’s blog.  Among the products that was unveiled is the Vblock Specialized System SAP HANA, which elevates the capabilities […]

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 […]

Delivering The Cloud On A Vblock: A Story In Pictures

One of the early trends I am seeing, in 2013, as I meet with various enterprise customers is the increase in questions around the Cloud.  Their questions can generally be summed up as follows: “Should we be looking at deploying a Private Cloud or moving workloads to a Public Cloud?” “If we deploy a Private […]

VMware vCloud Director Integration with Cisco Intelligent Automation For Cloud

In an earlier post, I provided an overview on how VMware’s vCloud Director (vCD) integrates with vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) in the Enterprise version of their vCloud Suite.  In this post, I want to take a look at how vCD integrates with the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC) Suite.  This is particularly relevant in […]

Application Sizing: It’s All About Your Assumptions

All of us in  IT  are familiar with the oft-used vendor’s answer, “It depends,” in response to questions about how big and how much when it comes to application and infrastructure sizing.  Of course, the companion questions to that stock answer could be “What are the requirements” and “what are your assumptions?”  And more often […]