I don't need to explain how crazy this year has been. Everyone realizes that we live in "unprecedented times" and that 2020 has more than likely stamped permanent change to many aspects of our lives. The same can also be said for the corporate IT landscape. Cloud adoption has been steadily increasing over the last … Continue reading Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts from Cloud Field Day 8 #CFD8
I'll be participating as a delegate during Cloud Field Day 8 from 7/15 - 7/17. This will be a virtual event with a huge lineup of presenters and delegates. As always, you can find the full event info on the Tech Field Day website. Due the large number companies presenting and remote nature of the … Continue reading It’s Cloud Field Day Week!
Welcome to my first mash-up of cloud providers and tools post! I guess this can be considered some new age "multi-cloud" stuff, but my first venture into the world of Azure DevOps opened my eyes to how powerful and surprisingly accessible this tool can be. Let me frame that comment with some background. More Dev … Continue reading Deploying AWS Infrastructure…with Terraform…using Azure DevOps?
A little while back I wrote a blog series on AWS Multi-Account architectures and ways to deploy them. My post on Control Tower came during the relative infancy of the service. Since then, Control Tower has benefited from a number of updates, including some very recent ones that mark a fairly large leap in service … Continue reading AWS Control Tower Grows Up
Most of us are living in a new world where work from home is the norm and traditional tech conferences are turning into online events. I do love attending these shows in person and engaging with others in the vCommunity, although virtual conferences like vForum Online are still a great opportunity to engage with thousands … Continue reading vForum Online – May 13, 2020
HCX is an application mobility platform that is available at no extra cost for VMC customers. It can perform a number of functions, most notably VM migrations, Disaster Recovery and L2 Network Extensions between sites that are paired within HCX. I've deployed VMC/HCX a number of times as a POC for customers that are evaluating … Continue reading Migrate to VMC using HCX and Powershell
Veeam v10 is live! This long awaited update was officially released on Feb 18 and proves to be the biggest Veeam release to date. There is a lot of info posted around the web that dives deep into this release, and you can even watch the the official launch live on Veeam's website. Below is … Continue reading Veeam v10 – New Features Quick Hit
I recently passed the AWS SA Pro Exam, and can confirm that it is indeed as tough as everyone makes it out to be! That does not mean that it is scary or too daunting to even consider. If I was able to pass it, then I am confident anyone reading this is also more … Continue reading My AWS Solution Architect Professional Certification Experience
When I started working regularly with VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) mid-way through 2019, HCX hadn't officially been switched over to the Service Mesh method of deployment. At some point before the end of the summer, HCX multi-site service mesh became the preferred way to deploy HCX within VMC. Eventually, the older HCX components method … Continue reading Introduction to HCX Service Mesh
Earlier this fall I had the honor of attending my first Veeam Vanguard Summit. For those who aren't aware, the Veeam Vanguard is an influencer program, and one of the annual benefits includes a summit that brings together the Vanguards to highlight the inner workings going on at Veeam. I've been very lucky to have … Continue reading Veeam Vanguard Summit through a cloud lens