A Leap into Learning Kubernetes

So, it’s been awhile, right? I opened my big mouth and put it out there that I’d do a video series installing Kubernetes (K8s) and OpenFaaS on 3-Node Intel NUC cluster. Of course, I’ve never installed K8s and other than knowing Alex Ellis, the leader of the open source project for OpenFaaS, I don’t knowContinue reading “A Leap into Learning Kubernetes”

Introduction to Serverless & Webinar

First off, there are servers in serverless computing. However, the construct of servers is a throwback to a time when the only way to develop distributed applications was to focus on the server as the base component of the infrastructure. In the server-centric model of distributed systems, developers needed to understand their CPU, Memory andContinue reading “Introduction to Serverless & Webinar”

CTO Advisor 027 – VSAN 6.2 What you need to know

Wikibon has predicted that Server SAN will overtake traditional storage arrays. The latest version of VSAN 6.2 moves a step closer to displacing legacy storage arrays. I’m joined by VMware Principle Architect Rawlinson Rivera (@punchinglcloud). We hit some critical questions about the latest version. Here’s a short list of topics we touched upon. Value propositionContinue reading “CTO Advisor 027 – VSAN 6.2 What you need to know”

My failed attempt at installing Azure Stack in vCloud Air

Failed labs are a cost of doing business in learning new stuff. Microsoft’s tech preview for Azure Stack created a new opportunity for my lab efforts. It’s rare when I have a lab that’s too big to run in either my home VMware Workstation setup with 32GB of RAM or the 1000 vCPU hours IContinue reading “My failed attempt at installing Azure Stack in vCloud Air”

I’m headed to both Australia VMUGs

I commonly run into VMware community members from Australia during VMworld and TechField Day events. It’s a long flight, and I enjoy running into all of the community members with a different perspective at infrastructure. I’m grateful for the diversity. I get to experience first hand the marathon that’s traveling 17 hours into the future.Continue reading “I’m headed to both Australia VMUGs”

Cirba – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview

Next up in my previews to Virtualization Field Day 6 (VFD6) is Cirba. There’s already a good amount of introduction content out from other VFD6 delegates for Cirba. Cirba is a veteran of Tech Field Day. They made an appearance at TFDx during VMworld 2015. Cirba is a proper virtualization optimization solution. They are inContinue reading “Cirba – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview”

ZeroStack – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview

Next up in our preview to Virtualization Field Day 6 (VFD6) is ZeroStack. VFD6 is my first introduction to ZeroStack. ZeroStack has a bunch of buzz words going on in their solution. ZeroStack provides a hyper-converged infrastructure to build a private cloud consumed via OpenStack API’s and managed via a SaaS portal. There’s a lotContinue reading “ZeroStack – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview”

Spirent – VFD 6 Preview

Next up on my Virtualization Field Day 6 previews is Spirent. I’m familiar with Spirent from their load generating solutions. I wrote up my experience trying to troubleshoot an distributed IP multicast webcast system. One of the outstanding questions we needed to answer was if bandwidth contention was a factor in the performance of the system.Continue reading “Spirent – VFD 6 Preview”

FalconStor – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview

I’m going to Virtualization Field Day 6. And, I’ll continue my new tradition of previewing each presenting company before the event. Today, we’ll take a look at FalconStor. Basic Company Info FalconStor is a publically traded company (FALC) with a market cap of about $83M at the time of this writing. The company, founded inContinue reading “FalconStor – Virtualization Field Day 6 Preview”