VMware Partner Exchange – Warm Up

As apart of my role, I am fortunate enough to be traveling to San Francisco again this year for VMware’s Partner Exchange held at Moscone West. To my delight, VMware have a dedicated stream for the vCloud Air Network (ITAAS), I will be attending the following sessions and will hopefully…

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Add-on or Opt-out what works best?

Recently I have had a common question come up with lots of discussions that I have with Service Providers (this will help anyone building or delivering a service not just Service Providers). The question is aimed at how to productize a service, what get’s included and what gets excluded. Unfortunately…

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5 Key Products for VMware focused Service Providers

At VMworld US earlier in the year, VMware announced, the vCloud Air Network has 3800+ providers. This is a substantial amount of VMware focused service providers globally. The vCloud Air Network allows Service Providers to leverage VMware products based on a consumption model to develop a mature and feature rich…

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VMworld 2014 – A look into the future.

I have just returned from a week in San Francisco, after attending the annual VMworld conference. This conference is VMware’s customer focused event of the year, where they make most major announcements (A second VMworld is held in Barcelona that VMware will announce more things). This was my 3rd VMworld,…

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Book Review – Implementing Cloud Storage – OpenStack Swift

Introduction Object Storage’s uptake within the industry is increasingly rapidly. OpenStack Swift is the OpenStack variant of Object Storage, and allows you to consume storage by using API calls. Web based storage is becoming more popular in the world of cloud and business’s are leveraging web based storage to transform…

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Is Traditional IT ready for the Cloud?

Businesses are after consumerisation and the delivery of IT in new ways. Traditional IT is no longer fulfilling business needs and should not be moved to the cloud in its current state. Stop the lift and shift mentality, think outside the box and be innovative for each of your opportunities.…

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Time for a sea change

My career to date has been dominated by designing, building, operating and consulting about ‘cloud’. I have thoroughly enjoyed being involved in all the projects I have worked on to date and am very thankful for all the experience I have been lucky to gain As the ‘cloud’ has evolved,…

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