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August 28, 2014  4:45 PM

Thoughts from VMworld 2014

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Converged infrastructure, OpenStack, VMware, VMworld

What a strange, weird and often times confusing week in San Francisco. As always, it's great to be able to reconnect to such a broad community. But it definitely highlighted that our industry as at a crossroads in many dimensions. Before the show there was a massive earthquake outside of San...

August 17, 2014  5:21 PM

The Rise of Cloud Management as-a-Service

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud management, Hybrid cloud, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SaaS, VMware

Sometimes I'm a complete blowhard, and other times my soapboxes start to materialize in the marketplace. I've been on my soapbox about Cloud Management as-a-Service a couple times in the past year (


July 27, 2014  9:54 PM

Thoughts from OSCON 2014

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
DevOps, Git, IaaS, Linux, Open source, OpenStack, PaaS

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was making mainstream media believe that everyone in IT was an experienced Linux SysAdmin. Or so I thought as I traveled to Portland, Oregon for OSCON...

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July 19, 2014  1:02 PM

What happens to popular Open Source projects?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Citrix, CloudStack, Facebook, Google, IBM, OpenStack, Oracle, Puppet, RedHat, SaaS

Over the past couple years, I've been spending more and more time digging into various open-source projects that are gaining visibility, and sometimes traction, within the Enterprise. Projects like Hadoop, OpenStack, CloudStack, Docker, Cloud Foundry, Git as well as several others. I tend to look...


July 19, 2014  8:40 AM

Will Paris be the last OpenStack Summit?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cisco, Cloud Foundry, HP, IaaS, OpenStack, Oracle, Rackspace, RedHat, VMware

After a week at the OpenStack Summit in April, a few thoughts immediately came...


May 31, 2014  10:17 AM

A Parallel Path for VMware?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cloud Computing, Cloud Foundry, KVM, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SDN, VMware

[Dislosure: While my employer, EMC, is a majority stakeholder in VMware, I have no insight into VMware's long-term strategic direction. That's way above my pay grade. All information contained in this blog is based on publicly available information - sometimes you just got to know where to...


May 25, 2014  10:38 AM

OpenStack Creates a Marketplace

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Canonical, Cisco, Cloud Foundry, HP, OpenStack, Rackspace, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware

Maybe you clicked on this link and thought that I was going to write about the OpenStack Marketplace that was launched during the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta. It’s a natural progression for the OpenStack community to drive awareness of...


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