Recording of my VMUG France presentation now available

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the French VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting in Paris. The local VMUG team did an awesome job with respect to the logistics, and even had someone on-site to record all of the sessions. The team just sent me the recording of my presentation, which I am delighted to be able to share with you. If you’re interested in learning more about vSAN 6.7U3, Kubernetes and Cloud Native Storage, this recording should help. And don’t worry – only the first few sentences are in my very terrible French 🙂 Encore merci équipe…

Catch me at a Northern England VMUG – September 2018

A short post today. There are two upcoming VMware User Group (VMUG) events to bring to your attention next month, both in the north of England. I’ve been asked to speak at both. The first is the North East England VMUG and this will take place in Newcastle on September 20th. The next is the North West England VMUG in Manchester on September 26th. At both sessions, I’ll be talking about what is happening in the world of VMware storage, so I’ll be covering vSAN, Virtual Volumes (VVols), IO Filters, Core Storage, as well as what we are doing in…

Catch me at a VMUG in early 2018

Well, I’m delighted to have been invited to present at quite a few VMUGs recently, so I thought I’d share the details of them with you here. I’ve been working on my presentation which is called “What is happening in the world of VMware Storage?”. In fact, there is a lot going on, not just in the world of vSAN and VVols, but also in core storage as well as in cloud native storage. So in my 1 hour slot, I’ll be trying to update you on all of this goodness. No easy task, but I’m always up for a…

Slides from my Storage Policy Based Management presentation now available

My Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) presentation slide deck is now available online. This is the presentation that I delivered at a number of VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings this year in Europe, primarily Norway and Poland. SPBM is an integral part of VMware’s software defined storage vision, and is deeply integrated into vSAN, Virtual Volumes (VVols) and VAIO, the vSphere APIs for I/O Filters. Hope you find it useful. 2017 VMUG Storage Policy Based Management from Cormac Hogan

Upcoming speaker session at the Poland/Polska VMUG (Warsaw)

I’m delighted to announce that I have been invited back to present at the next Poland/Polska VMUG, which will take place in Warsaw on Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. I have been asked to deliver the keynote at this VMware User Group meeting, and I will be using the opportunity to present on Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), and how important it is to have a seamless, policy based approach to managing data. It would seem that I am one of the first speakers of the day, so I will have a lot of free time later in the morning and…

My first look at Unikernels on vSphere

Dear reader, if you are like me, you may only be getting to grips with containers and how they compare to the virtual machine approach of running applications. While there has been a lot of buzz around containers, I’ve heard some rumblings around Unikernels, but to be honest, haven’t really been paying too much attention to them. That was until my recent visit to Norway, where I was speaking at the Oslo VMUG. One of the sessions delivered at that VMUG was by Per Buer who is CEO of a company called IncludeOS. IncludeOS are one of a handful of…

Norway VMware User Group Meetings – May/June 2017

I’m delighted to report that I’ve been invited to speak at the upcoming Norway VMUG (VMware User Group) meetings. These take place in three different cities over the week of May 29th (week 22), with three meetings in three days. On Tuesday, May 30th, the Oslo VMUG will take place. On May 31st, it’s the turn of the Trondheim VMUG and we will finish with the Bergen VMUG on June 1st. I am going to broaden the scope of the conversation at these VMUGs, and talk about Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) in general. Of course, we will look at…