3rd Party Networking Devices In vCloud Air

Something that has come up over the past few months since going live with VMware vCloud Air is the question of ‘Direct Internet Access’.  What I mean by this is some customers would like to give virtual machines the Public IP’s made available in vCloud Air instead of going through the vCloud Networking and Security Edge Gateway.  Another question has ... Read More »

How To Use vCloud Air For Disaster Recovery

At VMworld 2013 vCloud Air Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) was announced as something coming for VMware Hybrid Cloud.  However, recently some people have asked for alternatives while we wait for that to become available.  Disaster Recover to vCloud Air is a very attractive use case for a lot of people.  What I want to touch on is an ... Read More »

Don’t Be Confused VMware HA != VMotion

Okay, this may sound like something of the most basic things to know, but I am posting this as I still hear how these two things are used interchangeably.  In most cases, it has to do with trying to design a multi-site vSphere deployment where you are trying to let the VMware technology solve the problem of designing for application ... Read More »

VMware vCloud Air Runs Windows 3.11

Some may read the title and ask….for the love of God Colotti….Why?!  That’s easy to answer.  Because we can!  I was showing a slide of the vCloud Air supported operating systems this week at the Boston VMUG.  While there, fellow VCDX Mark Gabryjelski said to me, “You know I have a working Windows 3.11 Fusion VM with the networking stack working”.  So ... Read More »

vCloud Resource Management – Reservation Pool

A couple of weeks ago I posted some information on how the vCloud Allocation Pool Model manages resources with Elastic vDC is not enabled as well as when Elastic vDC is enabled.  This is the follow-up post to run through the same scenario except using the Reservation Pool model.  The reason I wanted to do this is that I feel the reservation ... Read More »

What Makes A Cloud A Hybrid Cloud?

Something I noticed I was talking bout a lot last week at VMworld was the concept of what makes VMware vCloud Hybrid Cloud Service, really a “hybrid cloud”.  The funny thing is I asked The Google and TheHostingNews.com has some interesting cloud terms, but I pulled this one quote. Hybrid Cloud – In some situations, the customer may need both ... Read More »

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