VMware Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra 2019

One of the major announcements to come out of VMworld US 2019 was Project Pacific. At Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019, the delegates got an architectural overview of VMware’s rearchitecting of vSphere to integrate Kubernetes. In this post, Brandon Graves digs into the presentation and the implications for the future.

VMware Is Delivering Pipelines to the Cloud With CAS

Anyone who thinks that VMware is still all about vSphere hasn’t been paying attention over the last few years. From what Ken Nalbone saw at Tech Field Day, VMware understands that developers are driving much of the innovation in enterprise IT and is invested in helping operations and infrastructure teams deliver the experience that will drive innovation.

The Power of Policy Made Simple With NSX Manager

Creative Technologist, Chris Grundemann, shares what he learned during his experience at Future:NET 2019 and ties it into what VMware showed at Networking Field Day.

VMware’s Cloud in 300-Words

Keith Townsend returned to the VMware campus to hear Dell Technologies share their vision of VMware on Dell Technologies Cloud during Cloud Field Day. He recorded a great “hot take” video directly after the event, be sure to check it out. He was impressed by the quality of the conversation and the willingness of Dell to be flexible in the discussion.

CFD6 VMware API Questions

Larry Smith Jr is no stranger to Field Day events, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love having him as a delegate at Cloud Field Day earlier this year. He brings his typical technical acumen and insight into this post, asking some key question on what he saw from VMware at the event. To date, Larry has not been a fan of VMware API implementation and documentation. Be sure sure to check out his post to see if this presentation changed his mind.

Architecture, Governance and Multi-Cloud: Takeaways From TFDx at VMworld

Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld had a lot of great technical deep dive content. There was also a great Cloud Roundtable discussion, which we were fortunate to have Adam Post participate in. Be sure to check out this post with his takeaways from the talk.

Cloud Is Hard. Kubernetes Won’t Save You

Public cloud providers and enterprise IT vendors alike position Kubernetes as the control plane for cloud-native applications. They promise an application environment that will run on any public or private cloud, reducing cloud lock-in and enabling hybrid and multi-cloud designs. Drew Conry-Murray breaks down the promise and challenge of Kubernetes in this post, inspired from the VMworld Cloud Roundtable.

VMworld Cloud Roundtable Discussion

At VMworld, Christopher Kusek participated in a roundtable discussion with some fellow visionaries of Cloud Architecture. They discussed the past, present, and future of Cloud Architecture and Infrastructure. This conversation highlighted a bright future for cloud, multi-cloud, security, and containers.

The Unconscious Choice for Multi-Cloud

Ownership of application and cloud architecture is constantly shifting and is becoming a shared responsibility of business, operations, developers, architects, and security. If you don’t guide the process of cloud consumption within your organization, you’ll end up with a disjointed multi-cloud. In other words: many different disconnected islands, each with incomplete, badly implemented, unaudited security and compliance standards. Joep Piscaer digs into the details in this piece.

Making Sense of Your Multiple Clouds: 5 Takeaways From VMworld

Dell Technologies presented at Tech Field Day Extra a t VMworld US 2019. In this post, they break down their multi-cloud takeaways from the larger show, and how they used these to inform their presentation to the Tech Field Day delegates.

Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld 2019

Kit Colbert with VMware shared a blog post about the company’s perspective presenting at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. They did a deep dive on Project Specific, the company’s rearchitecture of vSphere to integrate Kubernetes. The Tech Field Day Extra delegates got to hear about the architectural decisions VMware made for this project, and learned about a lot of the technical specifics. Be sure to check out the presentation video for all the specifics.

Mission: Project Pacific

At VMworld US 2019, VMware showed off Project Pacific, their integration of Kubernetes into vSphere. Al Rasheed was at the event, and attending VMware’s Tech Field Day Extra presentation there, where they got into a technical deep dive on Project Pacific. Be sure to check out his thoughts on this exciting move by the virtualization giant.

VMware Entering the IT Infrastructure Composability Game

Enrico Signoretti found VMworld US 2019 to be full of fascinating announcements. It showed VMware making serious inroads into composability for virtualized servers, with the ability to now virtualize GPUs over the network. Enrico sees this working similar to how VMware treats NVMe storage resources in vSphere and VSAN. He doesn’t see this completely disrupting the current composable infrastructure market, but its an important step for VMware. Be sure to check out all the video from Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019 for all the technical deep dives on this!

VMware Project Pacific – First Impressions

VMware announced their plan to integrate container management into vSphere with Project Pacific at VMworld US 2019. Chris Evans got to hear more details about the thought behind the project during VMware’s Tech Field Day Extra presentations at the event. Be sure to check out his blog post with more thoughts on this ambitious effort.

Random Short Take #21

Dan Frith shares another of his great lists of “short takes” on the news. This includes mention of the upcoming Pure Accelerate conference in Austin, which will include a Tech Field Day session, as well as coverage of the Commvault/Hedvig acquisition and VMworld’s Project Pacific launch.

Is VMware Project Pacific ‘Kubernetes Done Right’ for the Enterprise?

Joep Piscaer got details about VMware’s Project Pacific at Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2019. This is VMware’s effort to re-architect ESXi and vCenter to natively use the Kubernetes APIs to drive platform operations. After hearing the details Joep is definitely excited for the new solution, as its far more than a simple bolt on to add a Kubernetes checkbox. This is a major recognition on the part of VMware where they were lacking, and shows a clear technical roadmap how they can take the lead in managing Kubernetes like they have with VMs.

Cloud vs Fog at #TFD19

Jim Palmer was a delegate at Tech Field Day over the summer. It’s often said that going to a Field Day event is like drinking from the IT firehose. It’s taken Jim a while to process everything that he heard at the event, which means the presenters did a good job showing off their latest and greatest. In this post, he looks at some of the things VMware reviewed at the event. For a wireless guy, VMware was a little intimidating. But as this post shows, Jim clearly got a lot out of their presentation.

The Future of Networking: Bringing Developer, Network and Security Admins Together!

Networking is coming! And Future:NET Is coming to San Francisco to celebrate its 4th Year! In this post, Christopher Kusek makes the case why this should be an event added to your IT roster. Future:NET stands out because presentations can come from anywhere within the IT stack from Developer, to Security or Network Admin to general practitioner IT Jack of all trades. He takes a look at what is on tap this year.

VMware Shows the Value of Preparation at Cloud Field Day

Sometimes life throws you a curveball. How you react determines how successful you will be. VMware’s presentation at Cloud Field Day 5 is a textbook example of this. Much of the day’s presentations were planned to be given by a single person. Jeremiah Megie, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at VMware was planning on presenting at his first ever Tech Field Day event but was stricken by the flu just the day before.

Cloud Automation Services: Is VMware Going All-In With Multi-Cloud?

One of the highlights of Tech Field Day for Pietro Piutti was visiting VMware’s campus in Silicon Valley. There he got to hear from their Cloud Management Business Unit. The presentation was demo heavy, focusing on vRealize Operations Manager and Cloud Automation Services. Pietro does a great job of digging into the details of each in this post.