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5 Questions to Ask – Is Your Application Cloud-Ready?

In the past few years as I have been blogging about VMware vCloud we have always focused on the architecture “Of the Cloud”.  Recently I have started talking more about how to “consume” the clouds we have finally built either public or private.  The next evolution of this is understanding how we determine if our applications are actually cloud-ready.  There ... Read More »

Running VMware View PCoIP Inside vCloud Director 5.1

I’m actually surprised in the last few posts nobody has picked up on the fact I am showing some VMware View servers along with a View PCoIP desktop in my diagrams.  The fact of the matter is this is of course un-supported, but I wanted to see if it could be done.  The reasoning was pretty simple.  I wanted PCoIP ... Read More »

vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud Design Case Study

So all week I have been posting tidbits about the vCloud Director Hybrid cloud I have been building.  So what was my purpose for doing so?  Well I did it to make a couple of points of course the following is the final outcome formed into a bit of a case study that you can digest for a while.  The ... Read More »

How To Configure vCloud 5.1 Hybrid Cloud Site 2 Site VPN

In the process of building my experimental “MonsterCloud” vCloud Director Hybrid setup I obviously needed to do some site to site VPN between the following locations: VMware Eval Cloud  Stratogen Cloud My House The trick here is that this is now turning into a true Hybrid cloud as two sites are running vCloud Director, and my house is not.  It’s ... Read More »

How To Run vCloud Connector 2.0 Hosted With NAT

As I have been building out this crazy vCloud Director Hybrid setup in a few of the public clouds I am using from Virtacore, Stratogen, and the VMware Evaluation Cloud, I decided to try hosting all the vCloud Connector components in the various clouds.  One thing I remember from the vCloud Connector 1.0 days was the Server component was not ... Read More »

How To Design Your vCloud Director Hybrid Cloud

So last week I started on sort of an experiment that was really to investigate the new Organization Administrator features of the Edge Gateway in vCloud Director 5.1.  I happen to have several public vCloud Director organizations, but for this purposes I am using the VMware vCloud Service Evaluation as it was just upgraded to version 5.1.  As I started poking, ... Read More »

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