KPIs and Metrics, Part 2: An Approach for Design and Implementation

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This blog is the second of a three-part series on KPIs and Metrics, which covers: A quick summary of Part 1, KPIs and Metrics: Their Importance and Value Approach to defining and implementing KPI reporting Challenges (there always are) around collecting the data needed to implement KPIs and dashboards In our earlier blog, we discussed 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...

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...

VCDXs Around the World: Where’s your nearest VMware Certified Design Expert?

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  VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) represents the highest level of certification offered by VMware. With four possible areas of certification, including Data Center Virtualization, Cloud Management and Automation, Desktop and Mobility, and Network Virtualization, this elite group is in charge of solving some of the most important cloud and virtualization challenges facing companies today. Read more...