Infrastructure Sub-Systems of an IoT Solution

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In the IoT Single Point of View whitepaper, we looked at the key foundational decisions for successfully implementing an Internet of Things (IoT) solution. In this blog, we’ll break down the high level architecture in the infrastructure plane. This is one part of the Deployment Architecture foundational decision as highlighted in the whitepaper. An IoT solution by Read more...

DevOps: Container Build Pipeline – Conceptual Design

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By James Wirth, Consulting Architect Feature developers are concerned with reliably bringing application features from idea to production as fast as possible. If this process occurs too slowly or inconsistently, it can have many significant negative impacts on a business, including but not limited to: Inability to react to and capitalize on new market opportunities Read more...

How to Avoid a Custom ESXi Image Patch Cycle

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By Chris Weber, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM). Most customers use custom ESXi images to install new servers or upgrade to the next major release, and then our tools to install updates. When you add ESXi hosts you need to install from an image (or a disk created from an image.) Problem:  if you install Read more...

Operationalizing VMware vSAN: a new eBook

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by Kevin Lees,  Chief  Technologist, IT Operations Transformation I’m pleased to announce the release of my second book: Operationalizing VMware vSAN co-authored with Paul Wiggett, a Senior Technical Operations Architect at VMware. Like my first book, Operationalizing VMware NSX (download here), Operationalizing VMware vSAN addresses what happens after you’ve designed and implemented a key VMware solution in Read more...

Observability in Multi-Cloud Systems

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By Tom Hite, Sr. Director, Professional Services Emerging Technology and Tom Scanlan, Architect, Professional Services Emerging Technology Many modern software applications operate across multiple clouds, giving rise to the need for broad operating patterns, such as the six sevens. As that pattern notes, a significant challenge many face is understanding the true operating state of the Read more...