In this episode, the roundtable discusses the idea of technical debt. They look into why technical debt occurs, why it isn’t always a bad thing, and how to possibly optimize for when to incur it.
In a recent post, Bob Plankers asserts that software is always broken. While the process of releasing software is often a chaotic one, is it accurate to say it is broken? If that is the case, what are the conditions by which it can be made whole?
One of the major announcements from this year’s VMworld was the culmination of VMware’s partnership with Amazon to launch VMware on AWS. Essentially, you can now run a minimum four host cluster on Amazon’s cloud infrastructure, which puts together vSphere, VSAN, NSX and vCenter into a SaaS offering. The idea is this will mirror on-site infrastructure in either a pure cloud or hybrid cloud formulation.
Coming out of VMworld this year, we’re seeing some interesting announcements from Dell EMC. The company has refreshed and expanded a number of solutions in the end-to-end VMware portfolio, touching on everything from HCI to storage arrays.
I longingly remember being a Systems Administrator configuring all my infrastructure through a variety of consoles. Those days are far behind me now since I spend much of my time helping customers navigate the new cloud world where infrastructure is managed through automation. It can be difficult to orchestrate pieces of the infrastructure into your server provisioning lifecycle but some vendors are embracing the new provisioning methods. Rubrik is one infrastructure company that has built a platform to thrive in this new automated world.
Can a framing metaphor be a product differentiator? In Turbonomic’s case, I think it can. They use a supply and demand model for their application assurance platform. This brings some interesting implications into the overall solution.
Craig Kilburn of vmFocus comments: Depending on the size of the environment, you might see one or many vCenter’s with embedded services. External services such as SRM, vROPs, Horizon View would then hook into the vCenter. From an architectural standpoint, you knew that deploying a vCenter with embedded services you would cover most if not all […]
Chris Wahl of Wahl Network comments: The first thing I wanted to look at was my vCenter plugin URLs. These are the addresses used to talk with the plugin. If they were hard coded using an IP address, they’d need to be updated to either a new IP address or a DNS name. I figured […]
Chris Wahl of the Wahl Network comments: After a long period of slacking off and avoiding upgrading my lab to vCenter 5.5 — mainly so I can wait for a few more bug fixes to slip into the GA release — I finally took the plunge to vCenter 5.5.0b (build 1476387) . You can view […]
Bob Plankers, The Lone Sysadmin comments: Most things in my life that I think are good & excellent are things I started out being very critical of, or at the least greatly disliking. Some of my best friends were some of the most annoying people ever when I first met them. My wife loves to […]