For a while now I have been intending to read something on CoreOS. CoreOS Essentials, by Rimantas Mocevicius, looked like a good place to start as it says “To use the CoreOS virtual machine, you need to have VirtualBox, Vagrant, and git installed on your computer.” Being a huge fan of both Virtualbox and Vagrant, this… Continue reading No usable default provider could be found for your system.
My background over nearly 20 years has been Oracle Database, more recently focusing on the supporting infrastructure of large-scale databases. While many of the IT silos we know have come apart, even with Software-Defined Everything (SDx), knowledge of IT Networking has remained an apparent dark-art, at least to me. So, on the basis that if… Continue reading Is Networking a Cognitive-Gap in Hyper-Convergence?
Did you like the title? Probably not as much as I do, because I love it! So much, I’ve decided to make this a series of posts. Last time out, I opened with a discussion around converged infrastructure and the key considerations were: Single vendor solutions from Oracle, HP, etc. Choose your storage, with Cisco… Continue reading Getting Hyper about Converged Infrastructure, Part 2
Recently, I was inspired to update my LinkedIn professional headline to truly reflect how I see myself. After a couple of iterations, considering where my strengths are, what I want to do and having just moved to Berlin, Germany; I came up with “curious problem solver with a liking for automation seeks new IT implementation… Continue reading You can do “Hello World” on OSX using Kubernetes for Container Orchestration?
Next week, I will be attending the inaugural UKOUG Licence Management Event 2016 (#UKOUG_LME16) on the 15th March in London at the Kensington Close Hotel. This feels a lot like how I remember my first CloudExpo in London, 4 years ago now, it was a little “rough around the edges”, at the same… Continue reading Attending #UKOUG_LME16? It’s next week!
Having long been interested in the Integrated Infrastructure space and discussion around Converged and Hyper-Converged infrastructure, here’s a first blog on the subject – reading the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance data sheet, it describes the formerly named Virtual Compute Appliance, as an integrated, “wire once,” software-defined converged infrastructure. This got me thinking about the areas… Continue reading Getting Hyper about Converged Infrastructure
EMC Redefines Big Data with 2 Business Data Lake Solutions This is my first blog since being selected to join the EMC Elect 2015 program, recognizing 100 of the most socially-engaged specialists in the EMC Community, that includes employees, partners and customers. One of the many benefits to being a member of the EMC Elect… Continue reading EMC Redefines Big Data with 2 Business Data Lake Solutions