VMware Cloud on AWS

How should I migrate VMware virtual machines between VMware data centres?

  • simon 

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

  • simon 

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

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

Extending – Counting CPU licenses needed under new VMware licensing policy

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Following on from the VMware licence change announcements, detailed here.  I thought I’d take a quick look at the accompanying PowerShell module to see what the output looks like and what we can do with data that it gathers. The VMware KB for the PowerShell module includes details on how to import and usage.  You may however come across an error when you try and import the module due to digital signatures, much like the… Read More »Extending – Counting CPU licenses needed under new VMware licensing policy

The impact of gravity on the Cloud

The impact of gravity on the cloud, what am I talking about now… Gravity is defined as “the force that attracts a body towards the centre of the earth”, that can be extrapolated onwards to state “or towards any other physical body having mass”.  It’s a force that has shape everything in our universe.  Which is interesting. A topic that people take a life time investigating and exploring, but why am I writing about gravity… Read More »The impact of gravity on the Cloud

Cloud Migration Steps to Success

  • simon 

Cloud Migration Steps to Success The future for many services will be cloud hosting.  Services that are now hosted on on-premises infrastructure, will be able to be rebuilt and consume cloud architectures in new and innovative ways outside of the traditional data center.  Imagine you’re tasked with overseeing that development of business services, how do you get there? what are the Cloud Migration Steps to Success? Cloud Strategy Not all organisations have the same requirements… Read More »Cloud Migration Steps to Success

VMworld 2018 – Recap

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VMworld 2018 – Recap It feels odd to be writing about VMworld 2018, in the week of AWS Re:invent.  However, work and family schedules have meant that I’ve been focus on other things since I returned. Including preparing to leave my current role, having accepted a new challenge in the new year.  More on that next month. This year marked my third VMworld over the last decade, I’d previously attended events in San Francisco and… Read More »VMworld 2018 – Recap

VMworld Europe 2018

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I’m writing this from a lovely apartment in the medieval part of Barcelona, for I’m here to attend VMworld. This will be my third VM world event, having attended at the Moscone back in 2007 and Cannes in 2009.  It will be interesting to see what had changed with the event over the last decade.  God I feel old writing that, was it really 10 years ago I first attended one of these. This trip… Read More »VMworld Europe 2018

Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

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Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension Earlier on this year VMware announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX).  The release and subsequent detail about the service has been a cause of excitement. Why? Traditionally the most complex element of any service migration, is understanding the interdependence between elements.  If you are migrating from an environment dependent upon legacy infrastructure, most of the early focus is going to be trying to answer a simple question. What do… Read More »Data Centre Hybridity VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension