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Is Multi-Hypervisor Cost a Myth?

There are lots of exciting things happening in the technology industry. While multi-hypervisor strategies are not pervasive today, I see more and more production environments which are looking to leverage more than one hypervisor. This raises the question of “is running more than one hypervisor too costly?” If you are a hypervisor vendor, your obvious answer to this is yes, …

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Fire Photon Torpedoes! Getting Started with VMware Photon Linux

A new brand of containerization just launched with the release of Photon from VMware.  This new, open source linux derivative, is similar to the concept of CoreOS in being able to provide a thin linux base to provide a fast path to hosting containers. Both Docker and Rocket are supported in the base build, and thanks to a number of …

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Some Thoughts on OpenStack Readiness in the News

Let me start with this a disclaimer: these are my thoughts from my experiences with the industry thus far. That said, I hope it makes sense to clarify some of the news and punditry happening in the OpenStack ecosystem. 12 years ago I was installing VMware and trying to get buy-in from my operations team, my development team, and from …

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VMworld 2014 – The EVO-lution of Marvin, and Hyperconvergence for VMware

VMware has opened the doors on a new hyperconverged platform this morning in their HCIA (Hyperconverged Infrastructure Appliance) now unveiled as EVO:RAIL. Long known for their strength in data center virtualization with VMware vSphere, VMware has begun to step into the hardware world in a big way with this announcement. 2U of HTML Managed SDDC Goodness The EVO:RAIL has been built …