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Bridging the gap to Private Cloud – #vBrownbag at VMworld

UPDATED  – 8/31/2013 – added embedded video for my session As a part of the VMworld conference, the #vBrownbag community is streaming some amazing sessions today and tomorrow live! I’ll be giving a 15 minute presentation titled “Bridging the gap to Private Cloud” at 4:30 PM Pacific (7:30 PM Eastern), so watch below and let me know what you thought. …

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VMware or OpenStack? Don’t choose one; choose both!

In the ever evolving world of virtualization, we are faced with new and exciting changes all the time. As a long time VMware customer and advocate, I am obviously very attached to the entire VMware ecosystem and the community that surrounds it. Recently I’ve been doing a significant amount of OpenStack work, and I’m even writing a book on the …

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Rackspace Private Cloud – Updated to OpenStack Grizzly Release!

Just in case you didn’t spot this in the Twitter stream yesterday, there was some really cool news from the team at Rackspace! The Rackspace Private Cloud software is now updated with the Grizzly release of OpenStack. (http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/about-rackspace-private-cloud). Dubbed the Rackspace Private Cloud v4.0, this is a great way to get your OpenStack cloud up and running with significantly less …

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Toronto VMUG: May 23rd, 2013 Event Recap and Private Cloud Presentation

It was a beautiful sunny morning in Toronto and a great day for a VMUG meeting! May 23rd brought the first VMUG meeting of the spring here and the audience showed that they were ready to show some community love today. There were two great vendors here for the session which were Tintri and Veeam, followed by yours truly with …