This week I'm headed to Austin for two events: Tech Field Day 10, which I run, and a really special conference, TECHunplugged. I spoke at TECHunplugged London back in April and loved the experience. Now it's coming to the USA for the first time, and the agenda is packed with great content. I highly recommend attending these events! Attack of the Cloud! So much talk over … [Read more...] about TECHunplugged Austin is One Packed Event
Software Defined Networking (SDN) has always looked a bit like a solution in search of a problem, at least in the enterprise data center. But there are lots of potential applications that need a dynamic and scalable network. In my mind, storage is chief among these, since scalability and flexibility has always been extremely difficult to achieve. As I have written before, … [Read more...] about Is Storage the Killer App for Software-Defined Networking?
I've written and spoken quite a bit on the "software-defined" future, what it means and how it will come about. Although it seems like a marketing buzzword to some, I feel it is a fairly accurate description of the future of the enterprise and service provider data center. That's why I'm working to organize the next Software-Defined Data Center Symposium, and am happy to … [Read more...] about Software-Defined Data Center Symposium, April 22 in Santa Clara, CA
VMware is jockeying to become the controller of the "Software-Designed Datacenter" of the future. But, just as the Wizard would be nothing without the consent of Oz, "Software-Defined anything" needs more than a controller. VMware must entice, cajole, and coerce an entire ecosystem of server and storage providers to create and implement remote control mechanisms. And the … [Read more...] about Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Software-Defined Future