Tag Archives: VMware

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 […]

Platform9 Just Announced Latest Release of Our Managed OpenStack

One of the benefits that Platform9 customers most value with our managed cloud offering is the ability to take advantage of new innovations and capabilities without having to shoulder the burden that often comes with new software releases. This includes all the testing that needs to be performed prior to putting new technology in production. It includes […]

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, […]

OpenStack And The State Of Cloud Computing: A User’s Perspective

At last week’s OpenStack Summit, my company, Platform9, had the opportunity to present on some work we’ve done to make our OpenStack solution work in existing environments, also known as a brownfields. The code our engineers developed, which we intend to give back to the community, allows various projects within OpenStack to dynamically discover exiting […]

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 […]