Organizing for the Cloud – An Update

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Your business is ready to reap the rewards of the cloud era. But is your IT organization ready to deliver? I recently expanded my Organizing for the Cloud white paper to incorporate customer feedback, along with VMware’s direct experience working with customers over the last couple of years. It also addresses an increasingly common set Read more...

Platforms for Modernizing Applications: Which 3 Words?

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By Tom Hite, Sr. Director, PS Research Labs; Emad Benjamin, Sr. Director, Chief Technologist for Cloud Application Platforms; and Grant Shipley, Sr. Director, Kubernetes Field Engineering Last year we published a definition of a robust Modern Application Platform (“MAP”) as comprising three important components: development tools and frameworks; runtime platforms; and sustainability services. Not too long after penning MAP Read more...

Operationalizing VMC on AWS: PACSI Matrix Update

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By Kevin Lees, Chief Technologist, IT Operations Transformation, and Andrea Siviero, Principal Architect VMware Cloud on AWS continues to evolve based on customer feedback. One of the areas impacted recently is that of VMware customer, also referred to as “tenant,” permissions. As a result, we’ve updated the roles and responsibilities reflected in the PACSI matrix Read more...

Modernize Applications: The Application Platform

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By Tom Hite, Sr. Director, PS Emerging Technology; Emad Benjamin, Sr. Director, Chief Technologist for Cloud Application Platforms; Cameron Haight, VP & CTO, Americas; Roman Tarnavski, Principal Architect Leaders in information technology get barraged daily by assertions they must modernize applications or face a likely business downfall. Indeed Gartner notes that “to compete with top performers, application leaders must 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...