Can Platform9 solve fundamental OpenStack challenges?

Can Platform9 solve fundamental OpenStack challenges?

Platform9 is an awesome OpenStack-as-a-Service solution that ties into your enterprise infrastructure running vSphere. I’ve seen them present at Tech Field Day 10 and I encourage you to watch the videos posted here and read my overview and architectural deep-dive posts. Let’s look at OpenStack specifically, as I have my doubts about the project: I am afraid though that the OpenStack-specific use case will disappear over time if the OpenStack project isn’t able to regain focus and find the …

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A Platform9 architecture deep dive: is it still ‘simple’ OpenStack?

A Platform9 architecture deep dive: is it still ‘simple’ OpenStack?

My first Platform9 post gave an overview of the Managed OpenStack service, its use cases, the benefits and an architectural overview. In this post, I will dive into the architecture deeper. But let’s go back to the architectural overview just to refresh your minds: And the OpenStack architecture: SaaS-components I haven’t learned much about the SaaS-part of their solution though this really is the part that makes the offering work. At the same time, this is …

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Can Platform9 simplify OpenStack by making it invisible?

Can Platform9 simplify OpenStack by making it invisible?

At the recent Tech Field Day 10 event, I spoke with Platform9. They offer a managed OpenStack service that ties into your on-prem infrastructure. Platform9 is the simplest way for organizations to implement an OpenStack-based, agile, self-service private cloud, with intelligent self-service provisioning of workloads onto their private infrastructure. With Platform9, organizations can go from just a bunch of virtualized or non-virtualized servers to a fully operational, OpenStack-based cloud in a matter of minutes. Platform9 significantly …

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Coming to a livestream near you: Tech Field Day 10

Coming to a livestream near you: Tech Field Day 10

For the 2nd time, I’ll be attending a full Tech Field Day event. It’ll be Tech Field Day 10. This is a fantastic honor! tl;dr Awesome event where seven cool vendors present to a kick-ass panel. Watch Livestream and comment via hashtag. A little history I first met the TFD-crew and the concept in during VMworld 2012, when I was invited to spend the day with presentations from Veeam and Nutanix. I attended an ‘TFD Extra’ event, as these smaller events during …

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I’ll be talking Hypervisors in the Hyper-Converged World at @tech_unplugged

I’ll be talking Hypervisors in the Hyper-Converged World at @tech_unplugged

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be presenting a session during Tech.Unplugged on February 2nd in Austin, TX! Let me introduce the event briefly, for those that haven’t had the chance to attend: (Check out the full calendar, and register here)

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My session at #VeeamON 2015 on Cloud Connect (and Managed Backup Portal, Veeam Backup for Linux)

My session at #VeeamON 2015 on Cloud Connect (and Managed Backup Portal, Veeam Backup for Linux)

Together with my colleague Koen Buddelmeijer, I presented a session at Veeam’s VeeamON conference today. We talked about using Cloud Connect in different use cases, going beyond the current Backup-as-a-Service use case. Naturally, we spent some time discussing the new features of Veeam Backup & Replication version 9 and how it focusses on the Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service or DRaaS use case as well. Using Cloud Connect in 3 unexpected, awesome ways I want to do a short recap of our session …

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#NextConf running Nutanix Community Edition nested on Fusion

#NextConf running Nutanix Community Edition nested on Fusion

So at the .NEXT conference today, Nutanix released Community Edition. CE is a free, fully featured version of the Nutanix Virtual Compute platform, with PRISM and Acropolis additions. Community Edition is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyperconvergence technology at zero cost. Users can now experience the same Nutanix technology that powers the datacenters of thousands of leading enterprises around the world. Y U SO PHYSICAL? (well, not anymore) I wrote about Community …

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Nutanix Community Edition: Y U SO physical?

Nutanix Community Edition: Y U SO physical?

In the last couple of months, I’ve been part of closed alpha and beta programs on Nutanix Community Edition. Today, Community Edition, or CE for short, releases into the wild as a public beta program! Check CE out on the Nutanix website. In my post, I want to dive into what CE is, why it has been released this way, what the impact for your home lab is and finally some pointers where to get more, …

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure commoditizes operational procedures; but what’s next?

Hyper-converged Infrastructure commoditizes operational procedures; but what’s next?

Recently, at Tech.Unplugged, I had a couple of great conversations and sat in a couple of cool sessions. [email protected]‘s session on Hype-Convergence, @julian_Wood triggered me with this comment: Hyper-converged is rolling up all the very specialised bits into a single managed appliance. Get rid of complexity. #techunplugged — Julian Wood (@julian_wood) April 22, 2015 We discussed what makes HCI such a hot and interesting topic right now and besides all the hyped-up attention, there’s actually a lot …

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Achievement unlocked: #NutanixNTC 2014

Achievement unlocked: #NutanixNTC 2014

Earlier today, Nutanix announced the inaugural group of Nutanix Tech Champions. The NTC award is similar to the VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP community awards, rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members. This is an awards program that recognizes Nutanix and web-scale experts for their ongoing and consistent contributions to the community and industry, and provides them with unique opportunities to further expand their knowledge, amplify …

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