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My 2015 Predictions

So it’s that time of year and this year I decided to post my 2015 predictions. I like to keep it short and sweet though.

  • We’ll see the emerging companies that are developing the glue to help hybrid cloud really work come to fruition. The ability to move VMs between clouds will become easier. The problem I see is there will be no standard. My advice is, be careful of lock-in.
  • More Service Providers will be doing Desktop as a Service. The technologies like Desktone/Horizon/Airwatch are coming into alignment
  • Last but not least and this one I have no information to back up this prediction but I believe at least one of my previous employers is ripe for acquisition. Read into that what you want :-) 

All the best all….


Customize your vRealize Automation tenant portal

OK a buddy of mine at work “Ron” showed me that you can customize the front page (before the user logs in) of your vRealize Portal. So I recorded a video showing how to do it plus I added few other hacks I found along the way.

Also I gave creds to Fabio @ who posted a short article about this topic too.

Win a Drone with VMTurbo!

A few weeks back VMTurbo released v5 of their technology further enabling customers to define and drive their environment toward the desired state, where application performance is assured while maximizing efficiency. The complexity in today’s data center makes solving todays problems harder and harder, and VMTurbo is the a software-driven approach for addressing everyday challenges.

Some of the news features that have been added include:

Network Control Module


Multi-tier application constructs have increased cross-data center traffic (aka east to west flow). Operations teams are now forced into a tradeoff between placing VMs that communicate frequently close to each other vs. assuring those VMs have sufficient access to compute and storage resources. The Network Control Module extends Operations Manager into the network layer to manage this tradeoff.

Hybrid Cloud Control Module

The public cloud (e.g. AWS, Azure) provides on-demand capacity when you can no longer meet demands with your local resources.  But how do you know when and what workloads to burst to the cloud while maximizing the ROI on your compute resources? The Hybrid Cloud Control Module provides you with the intelligence to match application workload demands with the right resources, whether those resources reside in your data center private cloud, the public cloud or a hybrid combination.

VDI Control Module

Patches, antivirus updates and virus scans produce I/O intensive demands on storage resulting in significant latency in a virtualized desktop infrastructure environment. With the VDI Control Modules I/O intensive tasks are intelligently throttled to maintain the end-user experience without having to run VDI deployments on dedicated or overprovisioned infrastructure.

Application Control Module

With this release they’ve  made some significant enhancements to our Application Control Module enabling our customers to control application resource sizing (e.g. heap, thread pool) to assure performance while maximizing efficiency. With release 5.0 we announced support for IBM WebSphere Application Server deployments to leverage the Network Deployment Manager. VMTurbo will be adding control to additional application servers as well as common relational databases in subsequent releases.

Container Control Module

Containers are a relatively newer addition to the software defined universe and present the potential to become the standard for virtualized application deployment due to their light weight, ease of deployment and fast re-start. But how do you assure containers have the resources they need to assure QoS of the containerized application? With release 5.0 and the addition of the Container Control Module VMTurbo will be driving sizing actions for containers running on hypervisors to assure performance.

Cloud Control Module

We announced support for OpenStack in 4.7, and in 5.0 we are continuing to enhance OpenStack support by being an active contributor to this important open source initiative. Our contribution are focused on instrumentation of OpenStack to help our customers more fully leverage the platform.

The last point is has especially caught my attention as I seem to having more and conversations about open stack.

Actually all you have to do is try v5 and you get to chance to win an awesome Drone Copter click >HERE<

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