VMware sells off vCloud Air to OVH

Hmm.... so that was an interesting announcement from VMware last week!..... although if I'm honest it makes perfect sense! OVH Group announcing it's intent to acquire the vCloud Air Business from VMware: https://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-cloud-air-evolves/ Last year when VMware announced their tie up with AWS - vCloud on AWS - many had already started wondering what that partnership would do … Continue reading VMware sells off vCloud Air to OVH

VMworld 2016 US – Day 1 General Session Overview

So the replay of yesterdays Day 1 General Session is now online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwS-AwGtEMw The biggest announcement is the tech preview of Cross-Cloud Architecture. This is obviously VMware's next step in their "Any Cloud, Any Application, Any Device" vision. According to VMware: "This architecture extends VMware’s hybrid cloud strategy, enabling customers to run, manage, connect and secure their applications … Continue reading VMworld 2016 US – Day 1 General Session Overview

VMworld 2015 Update

Recently I was asked to write a comment for SearchVMware's Advisory Council September topic, which was about VMworld 2015 US and what was announced: http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/feature/vSphere-integrated-containers-and-other-updates-excite-at-VMworld-2015 With VMworld 2015 Europe just around the corner, I decided that such a short comment wouldn't do the US convention much justice, as such I decided to continue and expand on all the … Continue reading VMworld 2015 Update

VMware Online Technology Forum on Now!

VMware Online Technology Forum has started.... are you attending? Live presentations on all the new goodies from VMware - vSphere 6, vRealize Automation/Operations, virtual SAN 6, App Volumes, vCloud Air, EVO:Rail....... If you can't attend today, then the content will be made available on demand from tomorrow (16th April): http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=966146&s=1&k=8B1BB5E6293984FEFEA7EA70A0199CD0

Improvements to vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

When DRaaS was launched by VMware the backend of last year, everyone was pretty excited about the ability to 'get rid' off their secondary/DR site and offload it all into the cloud - A subscription based DR solution which would allow customers to decrease their Capex and offset it with an Opex model. It kind of boils down to the … Continue reading Improvements to vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

vCloud Air Tutorials

Want to know more about the VMware vCloud Air services? Well pop along to the tutorial page in the vCloud portal! =) http://vcloud.vmware.com/uk/using-vcloud-air/tutorials Excellent material for how to use the vCloud Air services, how to setup and deploy VMs if you purchase a Dedicated or Virtual Private Cloud..... and most importantly how the vCloud Air … Continue reading vCloud Air Tutorials

MTI Webinar Series – VMworld Update Session

As you all know, VMworld took place in Barcelona last month. During this event, VMware made a series of announcements regarding its three strategic initiatives – software defined datacentre (SDDC), hybrid cloud, and end-user computing (EUC). My company is currently holding a series of webinars in November covering VMware and complementary parter offerings, and I've been asked … Continue reading MTI Webinar Series – VMworld Update Session

Project MARVIN morphs into VMware EVO: RAIL – VMworld updates

EVO: RAIL?? Really…. Ok, someone really needs to fire the marketing guys!! =PVMware EVO: RAIL announced.In a nutshell, VMware and ‘a-n-other’ partner to produce a hyper-converged infrastructure appliance.As I previously mentioned VMware are NOT going to start manufacturing and shifting tin!So far the partners listed are Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Inspur, Net One and Supermicro – these … Continue reading Project MARVIN morphs into VMware EVO: RAIL – VMworld updates