Emerging details – VMware Cloud on AWS

At VMworld this week VMware announced the VMware Cloud on AWS service.  Providing an option for organisations to run applications across private, public and hybrid cloud environments utilising the familiar VMware vSphere tooling. Consisting of vSphere, NSX and vSAN to provide an SDDC built onto bare-metal AWS infrastructure.  So what does that actually mean and how are the components configured?  Initial details are emerging as to how it will operate, and more importantly what gaps there… Read More »Emerging details – VMware Cloud on AWS

VMworld 2017 Announcements – VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMworld 2017 Announcements – VMware Cloud on AWS In what was probably the most anticipated and perhaps least surprising announcement in the early press releases is the initial offering of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS is being initially made available in the AWS US West (Oregon) region with plans to expand into AWS regions worldwide in 2018. Initial pricing options are hourly and pay only for each hour that a host is… Read More »VMworld 2017 Announcements – VMware Cloud on AWS

VMworld 2017 Announcement – AppDefence

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Data management and security is a big issue for most organisations, whatever the size of your organisation the way data is managed and secured has never been under more focus.  Data breeches have far reaching consequences for organisations and individuals.  As organisations relay more and more on digital information, spending more on security products, it remains true that data breaches still occur with alarming frequency.  When they do occur invariably it is headline news, with… Read More »VMworld 2017 Announcement – AppDefence

vCenter Server Migration Tool

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vCenter Server Migration Tool

With the recent announcement that the Windows based vCenter server is being depreciated, many thoughts will inevitably be turning toward how to migrate away from the Windows platform.  Migrations and updates of the vCenter platform have been serious undertakings, work that required a great deal of planing, coordination and time to perform successfully.Read More »vCenter Server Migration Tool

Serverless reference table

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Serverless reference table

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I’ve written a few posts providing a quick outline of various serverless architecture options.  To compliment that I’ve pulled together a Serverless reference table of the different offerings from Microsoft, AWS and Google to act as a quick reference card.

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Serverless – What are the options?

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Serverless Architecture

I’m a big fan of serverless architecture.  My view is that removing the infrastructure and operating systems from the business processes and services enables a different kind of thinking.

Ultimately, a business is only really interested in the successful operation, experience and outcomes of the applications, systems and data they are running on the infrastructure.  Read More »Serverless – What are the options?

MAPA – Microsoft Association of Practising Architects

MAPA – Microsoft Association of Practising Architects

Now this flew under my radar until recently.  Through ‘The-MAPA’, Microsoft have setup a place for a community of architects to develop.  Providing valuable resources to architects who are building IP and solutions utilising the Microsoft Cloud, platforms for community interaction and a channel to communicate directly back to Microsoft.Read More »MAPA – Microsoft Association of Practising Architects

Serverless Architecture

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What is Serverless Architecture

Serverless Architecture is a cloud computing model.  In this model, instead of utilising always on servers and infrastructure, business services are developed and deployed using Platform as a Service (PaaS), Functions as a Service (FaaS) and Messaging as a Service (MaaS) cloud offerings.  It doesn’t mean there are no servers, but it does mean that you don’t have to commission, scale or manage them.Read More »Serverless Architecture