Following on the migration theme just recently, I’ve had a lot of queries over the past month related to VMware HCX licensing, so thought I’d pull this post together for reference. Remind me what is HCX again? VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX), in its own words is: “an application mobility platform, simplifies application migration, rebalances workloads and optimizes disaster recovery across data centers and clouds. HCX enables high-performance, large-scale app mobility across VMware vSphere and… Read More »VMware HCX Licensing
How should I migrate VMware virtual machines between VMware data centres? This is a question I got asked just before I broke for the festive period. In previous posts I’ve covered how to work around some of the most common issues that I see, providing mechanisms to help with Application Discovery and Network Mapping. There are always nuances with any large scale migrations so with any migration the true consultative answer to this question is… Read More »How should I migrate VMware virtual machines between VMware data centres?
Deploying Tanzu SQL to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters I’ve been reading up on the Tanzu SQL announcements I found a bit of time to have a look and some space on a Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) cluster deployed via the excellent TKG demo appliance fling. What Tanzu SQL does is enables us to operate a relational database-as-a-service function, running on any cloud. A relation database-as-a-service function enables a developer the flexibility to install and self-manage… Read More »Deploying Tanzu SQL to Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Clusters
Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs It seems like where ever you look across the public cloud landscape you will find a partnership between VMware and Hyperscaler. Far from 2020 being the year of VDI, it seems to be the year to move your VMware workloads, as VMware workloads, into a Hyperscalers cloud. The current portfolio for public cloud providers where you can run VMware workloads is very impressive; VMware Cloud on AWS… Read More »Mapping the Rationale for Hybrid and Cloud DCs
What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? I was recently asked a few questions that got me thinking what is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation? So what prompted that? Well, I had the privilege of presenting globally to my VMware colleagues as part of the internal RADIO conference. “RADIO is VMware’s unique, internal, three-day technical conference that brings together more than 1,400 of our worldwide engineers. We… Read More »What is the role of Robotic Process Automation in Digital Transformation?
Need a summer read? Look no further – here are my book recommendations summer 2020. I was recently asked for some book recommendations, good for a summer read. A short list turned into a long list, and given what they and I do for a living there was bound to a technology focus!
Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods ##* Update, the dashboards are currently Online (July 6th). This was built as an educational tools and to demonstrate the art of the possible. If you are interested in funding or rebuilding within your own cloud subscription please contact me via @virtual_simon *## I’ll preface with a few of the resources I’ve used so far in my Azure study journey 70-532 Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions… Read More »Interrogating Public Police Data with open-source technology and serverless methods
Interrogating data using modern applications I love working with data and with visualisations. I am often at my happiest when working with a large data set trying to find the answer to questions or trying to present data in a way that make it more accessible without losing its meaning. In the UK, government departments are duty bound to publish figures about all manner of things from health and education to the economy and crime. … Read More »Interrogating data using modern applications
Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster One of the great parts of my job is that I get to collaborate and learn from some seriously clever folk in my team and across the company. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working in the same lab as Dean Lewis. We’ve been exploring Cloud Foundation 4, Tanzu, Bitnami, Openshift and how those components integrate with the existing VMware SDDC portfolio. Tanzu… Read More »Tanzu Mission Control – Adding a vSphere 7 Tanzu Kubernetes Cluster