Another busy month in June, HPE Discover in Las Vegas and teaching an Online vSphere Operations course for O’Reilly. Now I’m caught up in all the organization for the vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld. This year we will have far more presentations and will also be listed in Schedule Builder, so I expect an in-person audience too. Remember that there is also only a one week gap between the US and EMEA conferences, I only get home to NZ for three nights between. All this means that organization for TechTalks has to happen early, which is now.
On TVP I talked a bit about the new Oracle Cloud, which should be an interesting platform with distinct differences to what AWS offers.
While I was at HPE Discover I talked to IT people from two manufacturing plants that use IoT technology to better manage their maintenance. It is interesting that we think of IoT in a consumer context, IoT fridge or toilet, but the real IoT value will be in industrial applications.
It looks like my massive stint of writing for TechTarget has borne fruit & there is a heap of my articles published. I expect the next few months will be quieter as I haven’t been writing so much recently.
- I wrote some more about VDI monitoring, particularly monitoring end user experience.
- There are more software-only HCI products than I thought, so I took a look at seven.
- VMware on AWS is definitely big news and will remain so, I had some thoughts.
- As a big fan of whole-of-life-learning I didn’t have trouble finding a few skill areas for you to learn.
- My beginners VMware Integrated Containers series continued with a look at using Harbor.
- Unfortunately, the next episode didn’t go so well, I had some real problems getting VIC to behave like a Docker host.
- There have been some great technologies adopted for VDI over the last year or so.
- Sometimes it is good to cover fundamentals, this is a walk-through of devolving control in vSphere.
- I really like the VMware Flings, and even better like seeing product features that started as flings.
I think July is going to be a fun month and then conference season starts in earnest. I hope to see lots of my friends in-person at VMworld and to make a few new friends too.