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 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
How to become a Zerto Certified Professional? Was probably not first on the list of questions you woke up with today. In fact there is probably a fair number of individuals who have never heard of Zerto, let-alone thought they could gain a certification. Read on to find out how to become a Zerto Certified ProfessionalRead More »How to become a Zerto Certified Professional
Serverless reference table
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.
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
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
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
Backup and Recovery
During a recent engagement, I had the privilege of getting back hands on with some backup technology, namely CommVault. I’d worked with CommVault extensively in the past as part of a multinational organisations centralised backup and recovery strategy for the UK. It was great fun getting back hands on with the technology and it got me thinking about the role of backup and recovery solutions within public and private clouds, more on that later.Read More »Backup and Recovery – Cloud thoughts.
As discussed in the previous article around cloud strategy, some areas might require there own succinct strategies. This article will attempt to outline some of the cloud security challenges for cloud adoption and promote discussion.
There is an element of stepping into the unknown with cloud and cloud security, to a degree that is caused by the way cloud is represented and sold. As an industry there needs to be an increased understanding about what cloud is, and more specifically about the model that cloud represents. Read More »Cloud Security Strategy