My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany

19. December 2017 NSX, SDDC 0
My NSX one-arm load balancing epiphany
Common load balancing topologies Sometimes you stumble across something so obvious that you cannot believe you missed it. I had such a moment today. I have been discussing load balancing topologies with one of my customers in the last few days and in each discussion we stayed exactly within the predefined color lines: a one-arm ...

Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way

19. December 2017 Study, VCDX 0
Working with design assumptions, the VCDX way
 … or are they? Every (aspiring VCDX) architect knows design assumptions are the mother of all <….>. Yes, design assumptions are frowned upon and should be avoided whenever possible. But, in certain situations, assumptions can actually be real lifesavers. This blogpost aims to show you how assumptions – when used properly! – can really improve ...

AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote summary

30. November 2017 AWS re:Invent, Events 0
AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote summary
AWS re:Invent 2017 Keynote Day Three of AWS re:Invent 2017 was a real kicker. The keynote presentation by AWS CEO Andy Jassy was awesome. The keynote started a bit slow for me and I’m not a big fan of the whole “I’m bigger and bolder and rougher and tougher” thing with all the numbers, charts ...

Getting ready for AWS re:invent 2017 in Las Vegas

12. October 2017 AWS re:Invent, Events 0
Getting ready for AWS re:invent 2017 in Las Vegas
Why am I going to AWS re:Invent? Hybrid Cloud momentum I’m really excited about the upcoming AWS re:invent 2017 conference in Las Vegas. With five VMworld’s on my belt, and being part of the VMware community for some time now, I feel pretty at ease at a VMworld conference. Each consecutive year I attend VMworld, ...

vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview

21. September 2017 Containers, SDDC 0
vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) – Part 1: Overview
Introduction to vSphere Integrated Containers (VIC) Containerization is a hot topic in IT nowadays. In most companies containers are synonymous with Docker and what we are seeing a lot is developers simply requesting huge VMs from the IT infrastructure team to run Docker on it. The infra team manages a VM so they are happy, ...