Tag Archives: VCE

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 […]

What Is The Value Of A True Converged Infrastructure?

When I joined VCE two years, the idea of a Converged Infrastructure was still a novel idea in many data centers built on open systems architectures.  I spent much of my first year explaining to customers the concept of a Converged Infrastructure and how it could be a tool for IT transformation.  Often, I had […]

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 […]

House Of Sand And Fog (Or Why Most Solutions Suck)

The Poorly Designed House My first post ended with a diagram showing what I consider necessary components of a complete solution. I’ve been using it as a tool to evaluate not only competitive solutions but our own VCE developed solutions. It also provides a visual aid that allows me to drive discussions with customers about […]