OpenStack Powered by VMware vSphere Demo Video

An earlier post I theorized that VMware was looking to basically rebrand OpenStack as just another VMware tool or add-on.  I don’t really believe OpenStack competes directly with vCloud and especially vSphere as OpenStack doesn’t offer its own official hypervisor. With the release of the Grizzly version of OpenStack comes and new VMware driver thatContinue reading “OpenStack Powered by VMware vSphere Demo Video”

I don’t believe Xsigo is a SDN play

Oracle recently acquired Xsigo and it’s being billed as an SDN play for Oracle.  Xsigo primary products let you converge your data and storage networks.  You can get 40Gbps to 80Gbps connection into your virtual hosts.  Its definitely a cool solution and is a virtualization player.  But, I don’t see how they have anything to doContinue reading “I don’t believe Xsigo is a SDN play”

Deploying a Software Defined Network (SDN) is easy fixing your IT organization is hard

I ran into a switching problem in a vSphere 4.1 environment that highlights the challenges an IT organization faces when trying to deliver next generation Software Defined Networks (SDN’s). SDN’s have the potential to revolutionize data centers, cloud services and the applications riding on the networks. SDN’s allow the conveniences of hardware abstraction to applicationsContinue reading “Deploying a Software Defined Network (SDN) is easy fixing your IT organization is hard”

Software: The new networking paradigm

Originally posted on Gigaom:
VMware’s Herrod discussing the software-defined data center at Structure. VMware’s planned acquisition of Nicra for $1.25 billion represents the evolution of networking beyond the hardware-dominated point of view that has sustained the industry for decades. On the same day Cisco (s csco) said it would cut 2 percent of its workforce,VMware…