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August 28, 2014  4:45 PM

Thoughts from VMworld 2014

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Converged infrastructure, Docker, 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 19, 2014  8:40 AM

Will Paris be the last OpenStack Summit?

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Cisco, Cloud Foundry, Docker, HP, IaaS, OpenStack, OpenStack Summit, 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, Docker, ESX, KVM, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, Public Cloud, SDN, vCHS, 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, OpenStack Summit, 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...


May 19, 2014  12:51 PM

The Challenges of Calculating Cloud TCO

Brian Gracely Brian Gracely Profile: Brian Gracely
Amazon AWS, Cloud Computing, Hybrid cloud, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, ROI, TCO, VMware

The big trend with Cloud Computing providers these days is a focus on “Enterprise” customers and workloads. We see this from AWS, VMware, EMC, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, HP and others. Regardless of how each of those companies define “Enterprise”, this means that they are now subject to the...


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