22 02, 2018

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

By | 2018-02-22T09:58:56+00:00 February 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+00:00 September 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

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

By | 2017-09-15T21:22:42+00:00 September 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 [...]

5 02, 2016

vExpert 2016: Thank You!

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 February 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 [...]

28 01, 2016

Ravello Systems’ Smart Labs: Great for Dev, Test and Demos

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 January 28th, 2016|Ravello, Virtualization|0 Comments

Last year, when I heard that Ravello Systems are offering free access to vExperts, I was amazed at the offer. https://twitter.com/AtherBeg/status/611730991963598849 Even though I have a fairly good sized lab in my study, there are many times when I want to play with some cool new technology but don't have the time or expertise to [...]

16 10, 2015

VMworld Europe 2015 – Day 3 (Last)

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:00+00:00 October 16th, 2015|VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

So, it was the last day. It had been quite a hectic week so far (as always) but activities were still going strong. First order of the day was for me to get to the venue, leave my suitcase with the bag drop and get the update post for day 2 published that I wasn't able to [...]