“VMware Cloud on AWS” Vs. “Azure Stack”

Introduction

VMware, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are in the middle of some interesting technology and services roll out that have the potential of moving the needle in cloud adoption (spoiler alert: whatever cloud means). VMware is coming from a very strong (almost exclusive) marketshare in the on-prem data center virtualization . . . → Read More: “VMware Cloud on AWS” Vs. “Azure Stack”

A data center provisioning horror story

Yesterday I noted a tweet from Frank Denneman:

I guess he was asking this in the context of the VMWonAWS cloud offering and how, with said service, you could provision vSphere capacity without having to “acquire server hardware”.

This reminded me of an anecdote I often use in . . . → Read More: A data center provisioning horror story

Yelb, yet another sample app

Another pet project I have spent cycles on as of late is an open source sample application called Yelb (thanks to my partner in crime chief developer Andrea Siviero for initiating me to the mysteries of Angular2).

This is the link to the Yelb repo on GitHub.

I am trying to be fairly verbose in . . . → Read More: Yelb, yet another sample app

Project Harbor makes an entry into Rancher!

This article was originally posted on the VMware Cloud Native corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog.

Early this year I challenged myself with a pet project to create a Rancher catalog entry for Project Harbor (a VMware-started open sourced enterprise container registry).

. . . → Read More: Project Harbor makes an entry into Rancher!

Hashidays 2017 – London: a personal report

I have lately started a tradition of copying/pasting reports of events I attend for the community to be able to read them. As always, they are organized as a mix of (personal) thoughts that, as such, are always questionable …. as well as raw notes that I took during the keynotes and breakout . . . → Read More: Hashidays 2017 – London: a personal report

Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report

Following the establishing best practices of ‘open sourcing’ my trip reports of conferences I attend, I am copying and pasting hereafter my raw comments related to the recent Kubecon EMEA 2017 trip.

I have done something similar for Dockercon 2016 and Serverlessconf 2016 last year and given the feedbacks I had received, this is something . . . → Read More: Kubecon 2017 – Berlin: a personal report

Docker Containerd Explained in Plain Words

This article was originally posted on the VMware Cloud Native corporate blog. I am re-posting here for the convenience of the readers of my personal blog.

I have been frequently asked “what’s [Docker] Containerd?” The short answer I gave may be of benefit for the larger community so I am turning this into a short blog post. I . . . → Read More: Docker Containerd Explained in Plain Words

Automating vSphere Integrated Containers Deployments

In the second half of 2016 I had an opportunity to focus (almost) exclusively on vSphere Integrated Containers all the way through its GA in early December.

I had been working on VIC Engine and project Bonneville since 2015 but in H2 2016 I focused pretty much full-time on that and I had the pleasure . . . → Read More: Automating vSphere Integrated Containers Deployments

VMware Harbor as a Rancher catalog entry

In the last few months I have been looking at Rancher (an open source container management product) as a way to learn more about Docker containers and understand better the ecosystem around them.

One of the things that appealed me about Rancher is the notion of an extensible catalog of application . . . → Read More: VMware Harbor as a Rancher catalog entry

Dockercon 2016 – Seattle: a personal report

A few weeks ago I shared on my blog a cleaned up conference report from Serverlessconf 2016.

Given the relatively good success of the experiment (some good feedback at “no cost” for me – copy and paste FTW!) I decided to take another shot.

This time I am sharing . . . → Read More: Dockercon 2016 – Seattle: a personal report