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Understanding the Costs of Public and Private Cloud

There have been a lot of articles over the last few years around public cloud versus private cloud. These have spoken to both sides of the argument that one may be better than another, but we often get lost in the classic case of “everyone I talk to” which presents a rather unscientific sample set to derive real data from. …

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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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vCloud Hybrid Cloud – A big day for VMware customers

As you’ve probably already seen out in the news, Twitter feeds and forums around the net, today marked a potentially historic day in the world of Cloud services and Network Virtualization. This happened because of some significant announcements at the EMC | VMware Strategic Forum (video is available here: http://www.emc.com/corporate/investor-relations/strategic-forum-2013/index.htm). First I wanted to touch on an exciting service offering that …