Monthly Archives: August 2013

If you're into Cloud and virtualisation you can't fail to have noticed that VMWorld is in full flow and heading into it's final throes at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. We've made several announcements there mainly around OpenStack certification and training and also CloudForms which has been a puller to the booth (come see our team at Booth 522). I recorded a podcast last week with Bryan Che, which is indexed below which talks about CloudForms and VMWorld and I am supplementing it with a show I recorded midweek this week.

In the show I also talk about the London Gluster Community day happening at London SouthBank University on September 10th. I mention in the podcast a link to the Eventbrite registration page which you can find here.  I will be there, podcasting, so you could even end up on a show if you come along. I'll be doing more podcasts on the event in the run up with John Mark Walker so keep your ears peeled. So far we have the following line up for the day itself.

Gluster Community Day Agenda

10:00am - 10:30am - Snacks, introductions, networking

10:00am - 10:30am - The State of the Gluster Community

10:30am - 11:30am - What's New in GlusterFS 3.4

11:30am - 12:30pm - Adventures in Cloud Storage - Using GlusterFS and OpenStack
- Udo Seidel, Amadeus

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Lunch (on site)

1:30pm - 2:30pm - GlusterFS for SysAdmins - Tom Llewelyn, Red Hat

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Open

3:30pm - 3:45pm - Break

3:45pm - 4:45pm - Gluster for Developers

4:45pm - 5:00pm - Closing remarks

5:00pm - 6:00pm - Free-as-in-beer happy hour!


Thanks to John Hardy of Red Hat Cloud BU for the photo above which he sent me overnight taken at the booth, showing lots of VMWorld attendees wearing their Red Hat caps. Got to love a bit of skunk marketing.


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If you are planning on visiting VMWorld this week in San Francisco (see map here of locations across the show campus) please make sure to take time out to visit Booth 522 and meet my colleagues from Red Hat who are in attendance.

We will be talking Red Hat Open Hybrid Cloud, demonstrating CloudForms and the latest beta 2.1 which includes support for OpenStack, our OpenShift Enterprise platforms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualisation and Red Hat Storage.

We love attending VMWorlds in the US and Europe and will also be attending the Barcelona show in the fall. It's always a busy booth packed with people wanting to know more about where we are at with Cloud.

More importantly this year for the first time we're demonstating CloudForms and it's ability to kick the ass of every other VMWare friendly virtualised environment across cloud types. It's a game changer that has analysts and the press alike talking about how Red Hat has enabled Cloud management to become a realistic technology adoption curve for enterprises. Taking the game to VMWare and Microsoft for the first time and it's not for nothing that customers are really excited and adopting fast.

Make time out to go visit Booth 522. Tell them I sent you.


Bryan and I got together over the ether last week to record this podcast as continued warmup activities for our presence at VMWorld 2013 at The Moscone in San Francisco kicking off on the 25th August. As per usual you can expect us to be turning the auditorium and every visitor red as has become tradition. More importantly we will be showcasing CloudForms 2.1 beta with OpenStack integration, as well as OpenShift, RHEV, RHOS, Red Hat Storage alongside RHEL.

The podcast you're about to listen to (if you click the link or use iTunes or the RSS feed from the podcasts above) will talk about CloudForms at a graular level. Something thats truly a game changer.

My wife is expecting our second child imminently so I am going to be disappearing on paternity leave in the next 24 hours. I will be invisible for a few weeks being a new dad and looking after a toddler as well. Keep up with the podcasts and I will also be posting news updates and leader articles until I return mid September.


Download the podcast in MP3 format here - or alternatively browse the RSS or use iTunes.



I always love working and recording with Gordon, he's such a bright spark of enthusiasm backed up by more than a quarter of a centuries capabilities and experience working in the analyst community.

We recorded this podcast for you as part of the run up to VMWorld 2013 at The Moscone in San Francisco starting on the 25th August. We are exhibiting there, hear more about it on the podcast.


Download the podcast in MP3 format here - or alternatively browse the RSS or use iTunes.