Tag Archives: vSphere

Exploring VMware’s New OnDemand Private Cloud (Part 1)

UPDATE:  vCloud Air OnDemand is out of beta and has now entered an Early Access Program for which you can sign up here. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to explore a beta of VMware’s upcoming cloud offering – vCloud Air

Upgrading to vCenter Server 5.5 Using a New Server

You may find that you want to start looking at upgrading your vCenter Server to version 5.5 to take advantage of new capabilities, a faster and improved web interface and the ability to upgrade your hosts to ESXi 5.5.

A Tale of Two Clouds (The Hybrid Cloud Is The New Normal)

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the peak of inflated expectations, it was the trough of disillusionment, it was an epoch of unicorns and rainbows, it was an epoch of engineers and

VMware Pursues SDN With Upcoming NSX Offering

VMware Pursues SDN With Upcoming NSX Offering

Earlier this week VMware announced VMware NSX – an upcoming offering that takes network virtualization to new levels. NSX appears to be somewhat of a fusion between Nicria’s SDN technology (acquired last year by VMware) and vCloud Network and Security

vCenter Operations Foundation Available to vSphere Owners

As a part of the release of vCenter Operations Manager 5.6 (a.k.a. vCOPS) a new Foundation edition has been made available to all vSphere owners.  This is a great opportunity to become familiar with the capabilities of vCOPS to monitor

It’s Christmas in August for VMware Customers

Some huge announcements were made at VMWorld today, many of which will be warmly received by VMware customers. I’m not referring to some of the great new features like the vSphere 5.1 web client, but things like new product entitlements,

VMware vSphere 5.1 Feature Preview

vSphere 5.1 might technically be a “minor” update, but just like vSphere 4.1 there are some very significant new features – many around increased scalability and improved operations.  I had the opportunity to spend a little bit of time with

Not going to VMworld? Register for VMware NOW on Monday August 27th

If you’re like me and unable to attend VMworld this year, you can still “virtually” attend the conference with on-demand access to keynotes, new product overviews, demos and more. I’m especially excited about this year’s VMworld as not only is there

FlexPod In the Enterprise — GE and More

In a recent post I made the case that the FlexPod is not JUST an SMB solution for IaaS, but has been quite successful in the enterprise space as well.  Well it turns out that GE (General Electric) will be

The Stack Market: Vblock, FlexPod, VSPEX (and me)

I’ve written several times on this blog about converged infrastructure and a few recent events have compelled me to revisit the topic. These events include the launch of EMC’s VSPEX solution along with my decision to accept a new position