VMworld 2014: Introducing vRealize Suite and vRealize Operations Insight

Early this year (Q1) VMware launched vSphere 5.5 U1 (introducing VSAN), and Log Insight 2.0. Great releases so far with VSAN . vSphere Next is still in beta and I would not expect the new version to go GA until Q1 2015. BUT, There is a lot of rebranding going on: Last week VMware rebranded their vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) to VMware vCloud Air. Here is a good overview of the rebranding: The vCloud Suite will stay in place for the Private "On Premises" Cloud and will not be … [Read more...]

VMworld 2014: VMware VIO – Production Openstack in OVA

Today at VMworld San Francisco, VMware announced the Private beta of a new product named VIO VIO (VMware Integrated OpenStack) VIO empowers VMware Administrators to successfully deliver & operate Production Grade OpenStack. VIO = Openstack + vCloud Suite Production Grade OpenStack delivered as a vApp (OVA) Delivers standard open source OpenStack code, with tools to install and Operate OpenStack. UI based OVA install from vCenter Web Client All OpenStack & other required … [Read more...]

VMware Announced 3 Product Updates in their Cloud Management Portfolio

Today we are at VMworld Europe 2013. At the General Keynote VMware just announced three product updates in their Management Products portfolio. Cloud Operations: VC Ops Mgmt Suite 5.8 & vCenter Log Insight 1.5 Cloud Automation: vCloud Automation Center 6.0 (vCAC) Cloud Business: VMware IT Business Management Suite 8.0 vCenter Operations Management Suite 5.8 What’s New Enhanced monitoring of Microsoft applications Out of the box dashboards for Tier 1 applications (MS SQL, … [Read more...]

vRockstar was Awesome! With Crazy Pictures!

This year is the second year I’ve worked with the VMware community on the vRockstar party since both Patrick Redknap and I came up with the idea in 2011! We also had some great help putting on this year’s party. Robert Payne, Hans De Leenheer, James Bowling and Amy Lewis joined the team to make things run very smoothly! The party was also at the same location as last year, the Hard Rock cafe in Placa de Catalunya! Doors opened at 7:30 and the event filled up VERY fast! We also had some … [Read more...]

#vRockstar Pre-VMworld Party Hard Rock Cafe

We think that you are all VMworld Rockstars! So we decided to bring the vRockstar party back to VMworld Europe for a second year running! Last year was a blast and this year it's going to be even better! Join Patrick Redknap, Marco Broeken, Robert Payne & Hans De Leenheer to kick off VMworld in style at the Hard Rock Cafe in Barcelona's central square Plaça de Catalunya with drinks and hard rock! Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM We have some great sponsors this year! … [Read more...]