Category Archives: Events

VMware Annoucements @ DockerCon 2015

Two announcements are being made by VMware at DockerCon today that I am pretty stoked about. Here’s a snipped of the details and a link roundup.  I’ll revisit these soon with deeper posts.

VMware AppCatalyst

VMware AppCatalyst is an API and Command Line Interface (CLI)-driven Mac hypervisor that is purpose-built for developers, with the goal of bringing the datacenter environment to the desktop.

“Introducing AppCatalyst – the desktop hypervisor for developers” – VMware Cloud Native Blog link

VMware Communities & download link

Update June 23, 2015 – Using Pivotal Lattice with AppCatalyst by @jrrickard link

Update June 23, 2015 – Vagrant provider for AppCatalyst link

Project Bonneville

..an extension of VMware vSphere that enables seamless support for Docker containers

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“Introducing Project Bonneville” – VMware Cloud Native Blog link

Overview video from VMware’s Brit Mad Scientist Ben Corrie here.

Update June 23, 2015 – Demo video of Bonneville link

Update June 23, 2015 – Bonneville running MS-DOS to play Lemmings link

Other Links

“Extending the Data Center with VMware AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville” – VMware Tribal Knowledge blog post

“VMware previews Project Bonneville, a Docker runtime that works with vSphere” – Venture Beat post (with some weird upside down image that is giving me a headache)

“A Different VMware: An API-Driven Hypervisor and a Docker Oriented vSphere” – The New Stack post

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware targets new DevOps tools at Docker” – Silicon Angle link

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware Doubles Down on Docker Integration with Project Bonneville” – Server Watch link

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville: ‘Datacenter On the Desktop'” – Virtualization Review link

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware brings AppCatalyst and Project Bonneville technology previews” – InfoTech Lead link

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware Brings More Tools To Docker Development” – Information Week link

Update June 23, 2015 – “VMware builds a magic mirror for containers and a desktop cloud” – The Register link

Update June 24, 2015 –“VMware Blunts Container Attack With Bonneville VM” – The Platform link

Update June 24, 2015 – “VMware containers go soup-to-nuts for cloud apps” – TechTarget link

Update June 24, 2015 – “VMware Embeds Docker Container Capabilities in Hypervisor” – Datacenter Knowledge link

 

What I’ve been up to lately: CTO Ambassador, vExpert 2015, VCP6-Cloud & Conferences

Busy time in the salt mine day job!  RADIO_CTO_v6 Hope this does not read as a bunch of humble bragging, just keeping tabs on all the happenings here on the blog.

I’ve recently joined a field facing group at VMware called the CTO Ambassadors on a rotation for the next two years.  This is really exciting for me as it is similar in intent to a program that I helped build in my past life in support.  This CTOA program in their words:

 

“focuses on creating and developing technology focused communities that span R&D and the field. This enables the effective flow of information and knowledge, backwards and forwards, between R&D and our field, and ultimately with our customers and partners, which in turn drives more profitable relationships, greater revenue, and new and improved products. “

I am excited to be able to take part in this experience.  The next year or two will be exciting to have a chance at helping shape many things internal to the company but also have a clear priority of taking part in other communities for the company.

vexpert_logoAlso, I got word that I was renewed as a VMware vExpert for 2015.  That’s fun too!  This is a designation for being active in the social media and blogging communities.  And is kind of a fun title too.

I passeCloud_VCPd the new VCP6-Cloud test this week.  I will admit it covers such a broad range of topics that it is a bit difficult in parts as I do not touch many of these too often any more.  And there are a number of questions that would purely be answered by just glancing at a GUI.   I used to be able to breeze in to the core VCP exam, take the test in 20 minutes and pass without ever thinking twice when I was in a purely a vSphere focused role.  Not sure if it is the test or it is me now.  Probably both column A and column B.

devops-days-rockiesFinally, I signed up for a few conferences coming up in Colorado that look to be exciting.  GlueCon in May (Broomfield, Colorado) and DevOps Days Denver.  Looking forward to hearing some great talks on some hot topics right now.

 

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VMworld 2013 @ San Francisco

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VMworld 2013 US is in the books and I have to say the marketing and events people really have outdone themselves.    They really made a splash with the 10 year anniversery thing.  Turning the Giants stadium into a carnival along with two major bands?  Crazy..

I was part of a ton of sessions & other events stretching myself way thin and unfortunately it showed this year.  Confession time: it’s time to work on the public speaking skills.  Luckily most of the reviews mentioning this also noted I knew my stuff pretty well, so thanks for that anonymous session reviewer people!

ImagePosting links to the three major sessions below. (EDIT: Doesn’t look like they are posted yet, not sure if that is a good thing or not…)  Clearly I’ve got to work on skills this next year, luckily I’m in a new group where I’ll get to practice this over and over.   I’ll be back with a passion.

I have some good ideas for new topics as well.  In truth that’s the idea behind this new blog I’m spinning up.  But more on that later.

See a few of my Flickr Pictures here.

I highly suggest running along the ocean if you are in San Francisco.  I was able to get most of my runs in this week no problem. See the route here if you are interested.

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