This is going to be a controversial post I am almost certain. Basically, I am going to argue that the whole premise behind running VMware on AWS is fundamentally flawed and not a viable strategy for those who are currently running VMware or for VMware itself as a company. Get your angry comments ready, here we go!
Well, it wasn’t even close. As mentioned in my previous post, I am moving to a less hands on role, and I want to keep close to the technology. The concept of running Windows container hosts in a Kubernetes cluster fascinates me and it appears that I wasn’t alone. With 82% of the votes on my Twitter poll, it was the clear winner. Now I guess I actually need to start diving in, and by diving in, I mean reading docs.
You may have noticed a lapse in posts for that last few months. There’s a few reasons for that:
- It’s summer, relax
- No don’t relax, cause you are writing a course for Pluralsight on Terraform
- And you got a promotion, which is a blessing and a curse
- Plus you’re now chasing around a 12 month old who is trying to chase your other two
In case you’ve been living under a rock, you might have noticed that HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a fast-growing segment of the hardware market. At least that’s what all the marketing campaigns and analysts are saying. Gartner said earlier this year that the HCI market will grow to consume 24% of the integrated systems market by 2019. According to IDC, HCI systems made up 11.4% of integrated systems sales in Q42015 with a YoY growth of 170.5%. Of course to a certain degree this is derived from vendors pushing HCI very hard at the consumer and in the channel. I can’t tell you how many briefings, webinars, and marketing campaigns I’ve been hit with about HCI in the last 12 months. Excessive is the word that comes most readily to mind. Nevertheless, where there’s smoke there is likely hyperconverged fire. Continue reading “Hyperconverged Infrastructure: The story so far”