22 02, 2018

Cloud Automation: Running Powershell (or other) scripts after reboots

By |2018-02-22T09:58:56+00:00February 22nd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Virtualization, VMware, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

When it comes to IaaS cloud computing, one of the main requirements is the ability to automate all processes. After all, while the cloud environment can just be another platform to host IaaS machines, you wouldn't like to keep building machines manually. Plus, we all want to follow NIST's definition of cloud computing and it's not [...]

21 09, 2017

Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure goes GA!

By |2017-09-21T17:59:41+00:00September 21st, 2017|Ravello, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|1 Comment

A few months back, I reported the return of Ravello with exciting new capabilities in the pipeline. Being a big fan of the technology, I was very excited to know what’s coming and couldn’t wait for its release. Today, I am pleased to say that Oracle is announcing the general availability of Ravello on Oracle [...]

15 09, 2017

VMworld Europe 2017 – Day 2 & 3

By |2017-09-15T21:38:22+00:00September 15th, 2017|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

I started Day 2 by posting coverage of Day 1 of VMworld and all things of note since after landing in Barcelona. Then there was the run to the venue. Coincidentally, I got the same seat in the keynote as on Day 1 and next to Barry Coombs and Megan Warren. https://twitter.com/AtherBeg/status/907860626831179778 The keynote was [...]

15 09, 2017

Open TechCast: EP7: A Bit of a COO – A quick Conflab with Sanjay Poonen

By |2017-09-15T21:22:42+00:00September 15th, 2017|Open TechCast, VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

I hope you enjoyed our interview with Pat Gelsinger a few days ago. Today, we have another special treat for you. On Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2017, we interviewed Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer - Customer Operations at VMware. In the interview, we talked to him about life in general but also at VMware [...]

13 09, 2017

VMworld Europe 2017: Day 1 and before

By |2017-09-13T06:42:11+00:00September 13th, 2017|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

It's VMworld time again in Barcelona and I am here to meet all my like-minded colleagues. For many people, VMworld in Barcelona starts a little earlier; on Sunday with the vRockStar Party. This party is organised by Patrick Redknap and Marco Broeken (with other volunteers) and has now become a tradition and its popularity is [...]

5 02, 2016

vExpert 2016: Thank You!

By |2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00February 5th, 2016|General, VMware|2 Comments

Back in 2012, I joined Xtravirt. One of my colleagues was Darren Woollard (who works at Nutanix now). He knew that I had been blogging for a few years so while putting his vExpert application in, he asked me if I had ever applied for it. I didn't even know that mere mortals like me can become vExperts [...]