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...

Operationalizing VMware Cloud on AWS PACSI Matrix

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Kevin Lees, Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation Andrea Siviero, Principal Architect   VMware Cloud on AWS provides a unified infrastructure framework that enables businesses to integrate their on-premise, VMware SDDC platform with AWS. It does so while providing a common operating environment in which existing tools and skillsets based on familiar VMware software can be Read more...

Organizing and Structuring IT for DevOps

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  Conway’s Law teaches us that how an organization, group or team is structured has a great impact on the outcomes the organization produces. If you split a team responsible for a product into four sub-teams, the final product will be made up of four distinct components or modules. It is important, therefore, to organize Read more...

Site Reliability Engineering in VMware Environments

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Kevin Lees Field Chief Technologist for IT Operations Transformation   Companies seeking to increase velocity and reliability of solutions within their digital business should shift their software development efforts “further to the right” into infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams by adopting tenets of Site Reliability Engineering (SRE). The SRE ethos was conceived at Google to Read more...