Well the London VMUG has come and gone, and I’ve had my 15 minutes of fame… actually maybe a little bit less, time was a bit short and I rushed it a little bit. As with most VMUGs, it’s hard to gauge the level of experience and size of environments in the room. To some people, 1000 VM’s is a lot. Others have ESX host counts around that number. So I wasn’t sure how relevant people would find my presentation, but I felt the information was worthwhile presenting anyway.
As the title suggests, I was talking about some practical considerations (10 of them to be precise) that you should think about if you’re looking to develop an Enterprise scale internal compute cloud – which I am very proud to say I can speak about with experience as our first platform release went into code freeze 2 weeks ago and is currently in UAT. I am hoping at some point we’ll be able to go public with what we have, time will tell.
But in the meantime, have a read of my presentation and let me know your thoughts (I’m still closing comments on here 2 weeks after each post due to the high amount of spam, but you can always get me on twitter or email vinternals at gmail dot com). The presentation is suitably minimalistic, and so I will embark on a series of posts talking to each slide in order to bring some clarity to the points. So if anything in there interests you, be sure to keep an eye out on Twitter for post announcements over the next few weeks!