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Is Anyone Running XYZ in vCloud Air?

Here’s a question I get….well….pretty much DAILY.  I published an article a while back on What Can I run in vCloud Air, but that was more about really, technically speaking most things can.  Mostly the issue that comes into play that I won’t dive into is the licensing and compliance around application mobility.  Every ISV has different rules and different ... Read More »

New vCloud Air Pricing Calculator

Today already started out pretty interesting with the announcement of the brand change for VMware vCloud Air from VMware vCloud Hybrid Service.  To go along with that, today was posted a new vCloud Air Pricing Calculator to help you better understand the three current offerings.  You can do pricing models for: Virtual Private Cloud Disaster Recovery Dedicated Cloud It’s a ... Read More »

My VMworld 2014 Session Information – US

It’s that time of year again, and what I mean by that is time for the shameless plugging of sessions.  I will have a few things going on this year at VMworld and for the first time I also helped support an Expert Led Workshop for vCloud Air-DR.  So that being said, below is all the things I will be ... Read More »

Get The VMworld 2014 Mobile Application – It Runs on vCloud Air!

Yes, I am now pimping the VMworld 2014 Mobile Application for iOS and Android but there is a reason for it.  To be quick and simple, it’s actually hosted on VMware vCloud Air and was designed new for this year! Yes that’s right, this year the entire mobile app was built new to support the conference with information, notifications, some fun things, ... Read More »

The Best, Least-Used Feature of vCloud Connector

Most people are well aware of VMware vCloud Connector at this stage of the game.  If you are not, it is a FREE tool you can use to copy virtual machines between clouds.  Notice I did not say “vCloud’s”, because you can use this tool to move virtual machines between both vSphere and vCloud based clouds.  You can copy from ... Read More »

VMworld Group Discussions and Expert Sessions

As with previous years at VMworld, there will be group discussions and expert one on one sessions.  These have just been added to the content catalog so you might want to take a look at the ones available.  If you have not participated in these before, they are quite fun.  They are small rooms with up to 50 people and ... Read More »

VMworld Speaker Interview

Okay I had a little fun this week and I interviewed my co-worker and friend Jay Marshall about his sessions at VMworld.  He has 4 total sessions, but there is one in particular you REALLY might want to go to. HBC2609 - Smells Like Team Spirit: Achieve Hybrid Operations Nirvana with vCloud Air:  VMware Staff Automation Specialist Gary Coburn and Senior Technical ... Read More »

Check Out The New Cloud Academy

I just got word that this just launched today so go check out the new VMware Cloud Academy!  There is even a promotion for some free VMworld tickets, so take the quiz and see how you score and get entered! What is VMware Cloud Academy? “Think VMworld technical breakout but available on vcloud.vmware.com, that is freely accessible 365/days per year, PLUS ... Read More »

Building a Full Scale Hybrid Data Center

Some people may or may not have seen on the VMware vCloud Blog that I posted a series of articles documenting a very large scale lab build out.  The purpose of these articles was to try and drive home some of the examples you can do with Hybrid Cloud if you architect things properly.  You can do a lot with ... Read More »

Disaster Recovery Planning Is All About The Application Stack

Having done so much work recently on the vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery, and having done quite a bit of DR planning in past lives, I wanted to touch on a few things that have started cropping up.  What I am about to chat about is not something new, but it seems history as always tends to repeat itself.  As ... Read More »

How To Seed a vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery Replication Without Downtime

UPDATED 7/9/2014:  This has been tested and is SUPPORTED by VMware Engineering! I got this question the other day, and decided to just test it out.   The premise seemed sound but I wanted to see if anything would fail in the process of replication using a live cloned copy of the virtual machine in question.  Here is why I ... Read More »

How to Configure Multiple Machines For vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery Replication

There is something people have asked as I have done multiple demonstrations of the vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery offering is “Can we configure multiple machines for replication?”.  Well, with the help of Akeem Jenkins and some lab testing we found out the answer is actually YES.  To be honest this was not something I was told would work when ... Read More »

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