Hybrid cloud platforms look to liberate VMware, Azure tie-in

In this piece, Cloud Field Day delegate Tim Crawford was quoted on what he saw on Rovius Cloud from Accelerite at the event. Tim find the solution, which is built on the former CloudStack platform, easier to use and manage compared to OpenStack.


Accelerite salvages good tech from bad execution: A CloudPlatform story

Joep Piscaer reviews how Accelerite acquired CloudStack and turned it into a key component to their overall cloud offering. This includes Rovius, their Managed CloudPlatform offering, with CloudPlatform serving as a Apache CloudStack based Cloud Orchestration platform in a box. Joep thinks it’s an interesting approach to acquire yesterday’s tech and applying it successfully to today’s problems.


Nirmata is the cross-cloud orchestrator of orchestrators

After Cloud Field Day, Joep Piscaer calls Nirmata the “cross cloud orchestrator of orchestrators,” describing their approach to cloud management as “clean, simple and well thought out.” He also compliments their application modeling feature which enables cross-cloud migrations and deployment saying that with the right engineering effort, it could become one of Nirmata’s truly differentiating features.


How Docker’s secure software supply chain is key for moving away from the VMware datacenter

Joep Piscaer attended a Tech Field Day Extra presentation from Docker at DockerCon, and got details on how the company is making it easier for enterprises to containerize legacy apps. Joep specifically focuses on software supply chain cycle facing enterprises. He reviews how Docker is removing friction in the supply chain decision making process, and thinks they are doing a better job than VMware.


Cisco MetaPod: Managed OpenStack for enterprisy enterprises

Cisco MetaPod: Managed OpenStack for enterprisy enterprises


Fighting ransomware with… Netwrix Auditor?

Fighting ransomware with… Netwrix Auditor?


Docker for proprietary enterprise software, really?

Docker for proprietary enterprise software, really?


The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes

The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes


Can Platform9 solve fundamental OpenStack challenges?

Can Platform9 solve fundamental OpenStack challenges?


A Platform9 architecture deep dive: is it still ‘simple’ OpenStack?

A Platform9 architecture deep dive: is it still ‘simple’ OpenStack?


Can Platform9 simplify OpenStack by making it invisible?

Can Platform9 simplify OpenStack by making it invisible?


CloudByte’s multi-tenancy enables vMotion-like storage flexibility

CloudByte’s multi-tenancy enables vMotion-like storage flexibility


Infinio Accelerator v2.0: lightyears ahead of the competition?

Infinio Accelerator v2.0: lightyears ahead of the competition?


Enterprise storage array with X-ray vision: DataGravity

Enterprise storage array with X-ray vision: DataGravity


Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2014: check!

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2014: check!


To Infinio and beyond!

To Infinio and beyond!


Why Nimble should open up InfoSight to the community (like vOpenData)

Why Nimble should open up InfoSight to the community (like vOpenData)


Nimble’s scale-out looks a lot like EqualLogic’s, and that’s a good thing!

Nimble’s scale-out looks a lot like EqualLogic’s, and that’s a good thing!


Infinio Accelerator: downloadable storage performance (but not quite yet)

Infinio Accelerator: downloadable storage performance (but not quite yet)


Joep Piscaer

Joep Piscaer is an IT architect with a focus on VMware virtualization, enterprise shared storage and backup products at OGD ict-diensten. As such, he designs and implements complex virtualization and storage and backup solutions based on VMware, EqualLogic, StoreVirtual 4000 and VSA, Nimble Storage, Nutanix and Veeam products. He specializes in tight integration of these […]