VMware on AWS – Initial Availability

A few weeks ago at VMworld the VMware on AWS offering went into initial availability. From now until probably the end of the year customers are limited based on a number of factors, including use-case and size. Here’s what you need to know about the current release: 1 Year Reserved: $51,987 or $5.93/hour* 3 Year Reserved: $109.366 or $4.16/hour* Any service …

Modernizing Traditional Applications with Docker

A few weeks ago I attended my second DockerCon, this year it was in Austin, TX. Last year there was some focus on the enterprise, but this year they’ve stepped up their game. Microsoft was all over the place. Whether it was on the show floor, sponsoring the Hands-on Labs, or presenting in multiple sessions, you couldn’t walk 20ft without …

New Pluralsight Course: What’s New in vSphere 6.5

      I’m happy to announce that my latest site from Pluralsight has been released; What’s New in vSphere 6.5. I’m super excited about this course! There are a ton of resources out there discussing everything that’s new and awesome with VMware’s latest release of their flagship product, vSphere 6.5. Here are just a few of many: Brian Graf has …

Random thoughts – VMware Cloud on AWS

As you may or not be aware, today VMware unveiled their newly minted partnership with AWS.There’s been one article by Frank Denneman that takes a closer look at this partnership. There has also been an oped? piece published by our favorite cloud parody account, @cloud_opinion.  Señor _Opinion states in his article that AWS has blinked, that they are feeling pressure …

Blueprints as Code in vRealize Automation 7 Part 2 – Adding Blueprints to Github and Setting up Jenkins

Welcome to part 2 of this 3-part series on blueprints as code in vRealize Automation 7 (vRA 7). In part 1, we walked through how to export blueprints from vRA 7. In this post we’ll discuss putting those exported blueprints into a source control system (Github) and setup our Jenkins server.  Here are links to the full series: Blueprints as Code …

Blueprints as Code in vRealize Automation 7 Part 1 – Exporting Blueprints

I’ve been doing some work recently with vRealize Autmation 7 and exploring options of how to export blueprints so that they may be stored in a source control system, such as Github. In doing so I discovered a great post by Kris Thieler (@inkysea) which describes his newest Jenkins plugin for vRealize Automation (vRA) 7. One of the enhancements with …

The Madness is Coming…

March Madness is upon us! Like peanut butter brings jelly, March Madness brings Varrow Sirius Madness. That’s right, on March 17th, 2016, Sirius will be hosting Sirius Madness in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can expect upwards of 1,000 people to be attendance , over 50 breakout sessions across a broad range of technology disciplines and two keynotes that you won’t want …