Storage Challenges with Cloud Native Apps [video]

Thanks to my friends over at VMUG Italia, my recorded presentation on Storage Challenges with Cloud Native Apps is now available. This was delivered at the VMUG UserCon event held in Milan, Italy, and which took place on November 15th. In this session I go through various container related projects that are underway at VMware (docker volume driver, vSphere Integrated Containers, Admiral, Harbor and Photon Platform), as well as how we are providing persistent storage for containers deployed on these products. Hope you enjoy it.

Some upcoming VMUG appearances

A quick note to let you know about some upcoming VMware User Group appearances in Italy and Denmark. On November 15th, I will be appearing at the Italian VMUG UserCon. This will be held in the Hotel NH Milano Congress Centre, Strada 2a, 20090 Assago Milan. Then towards the end of the month, I will be back once more at the Nordic VMUG UserCon in Copenhagen. This is on November 30th and will be held in the Scandic Hotel, Vester Søgade 6, 1601 København, Denmark. On both occasions I will be discussing various VMware projects in the Cloud Native Apps…

VMware Cloud Native App Projects – courtesy of vBrownBag

Earlier last month, I was invited onto the #vBrownBag podcast to give an overview of my experiences with the various ongoing VMware Cloud Native App (CNA) projects. I had a great chat with Gregg Robertson, and demonstrated a number of things that we are working on. I noticed this morning that the recording is now live, so if you are interested in some of the things we are doing in the CNA space, I’d recommend taking a look. I’ve embedded the video here:

Catch me next week in Manchester, UK

Fresh from VMworld 2016, I will be in Manchester (UK) next week. I will be presenting at two different events on two different days. The first event is the North West UK VMUG on Wednesday, 14th September. This is an all day event, and will take place at the Rosylee Tea Rooms in Stevenson Square. Click here for the registration. Then on Thursday, 15th September, I will be presenting at the TechUG conference. This is another all day event which takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Manchester Piccadilly. You can book your place on this event by clicking…

Upcoming speaker session at the Singapore VMUG Usercon

I’m delighted to say that I have been invited to present at the next Singapore VMUG Usercon, which will take place in the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016. I will be using the opportunity to present on Virtual SAN (VSAN) and will be sharing lots of news and information about the upcoming features that we have planned. 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 in the afternoon if anyone would like to talk about VMware,…

Some upcoming speaking engagements

A short post to let you know about some upcoming speaking engagements that I am doing over the next couple of weeks. First up, I will be speaking at the TechUG, or Technology User Group event next week. This event will be held on Thursday, November 26th. It will be held in the Westin Hotel in the heart of Dublin city, Ireland. There is a really good agenda for this event (which is not a VMware centric event), that you can find at this link here. I personally will be speaking about Virtual SAN (VSAN), VMware’s hyper-converged compute and storage…

Virtual SAN – free 6 month trial – thank you VMUG

A short post again today. For those of you who are considering evaluating Virtual SAN, our friends over at the VMware User Group (VMUG) are giving you the opportunity to trial VSAN for 6 months. This offer is only available to VMUG members, but joining VMUG is free. And really, if you are not already a member of your local VMUG, shame on you. This is a great way to get hands-on experience with VSAN. What are you waiting for? Click here to get your six month trial of VSAN. On the topic of VMUGs, I will be presenting on…