VMware VVol Part 2: With & Without VVols

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Bye Bye VMFS At its simplest, VVol removes the layer of abstraction that exists between a virtual machine and it’s data. As one of my colleagues has said, it’s akin to providing an a raw-device Read More …

VMware VVol Part1: An Introduction

VVol Series Part 1: Introduction Part 2: With and Without VVols Part 3: New Storage Constructs Part 4: How are VVols instantiated Part 5: Storage Containers & Capability Profiles Part 6: The Mythical Protocol Endpoint Over the last few weeks I’ve been delivering presentations with colleagues as part of internal and external training sessions on VMware VVol technology, and more specifically, it’s application when using HDS storage & software. On Read More …

Thoughts from vExpert Session July14th -> Scaling Converged vs Hyperconverged

First published on July 24, 2015 11:23:00 AM at HDS VMware Community On July 14th we held a private webinar for the vExpert Community. Thanks to the always helpful Corey Romero, vExpert community manager for hosting it and giving us the opportunity to share some of the coolest converged technology out there. The session was all about the power of the Unified Compute Platform API to allow orchestration of servers, Read More …

HDS customers and fans join our new VMware Community

HDS recently launched the new VMware Community over at VMware Community. On this site you will find many of our product managers and senior VMware Consultants contributing deep-dive knowledge. This is perfect timing with VMworld fast approaching. This is a lot more than just  storage, so you can find awesome resources about VMware VVol, EVO:RAIL, UCP Director for VMware and there will lots of other resources added…coming soon ! The Read More …

My VMworld 2015 USA Session Schedule

This year is my first time to attend VMworld USA. Will be great to get the chance to meet up with some great community comrades and also see the bigger scale. For me this is also the first time to be doing some presentations on behalf of the company. Probably booth-based in our booth theatre but let’s see what happens. When I’m not at customer meetings or booth duty I Read More …

Attention vExperts: Join vExpert HDS session on July 14th 4pm GMT

To all my esteemed 2015 vExperts in the VMware community, I really hope you can join the HDS team on a vExpert briefing next week to talk about why we believe HDS super-converged offering …. (I just made that term up) …… is the best fit today for scaling your Private Cloud environment.

Come say hello at Frankfurt VMUG !!!

On Wednesday this week I will be travelling to the Frankfurt VMware User Group (VMUG). The event is on at the Marriott downtown Frankfurt. I’m filling in for one of my colleagues on the desk at the conference and have taken the opportunity to come visit Germany. I am bringing my laptop so anyone who wants to come along and talk to me about why I believe Hitachi Converged platforms Read More …

SDDC, I am your father, and I am called SDI

Listening to one of my favourite albums, by one of my favourite bands, Alt-J, I happened to glance across at the song title “Choice Kingdom”. It reminded me of what is going on in the ICT Industry today. We are in a world where some might say it’s All-or-Nothing. That’s their job, to disrupt, destroy and create doubt in the mind of buyers so they question everything they ever knew. Read More …