Posts Tagged ‘Automation’

Removing Complexity from the Orchestration Layer

August 1, 2010

I’m pretty sure that most people have figured out by now that the Cloud really has fuck all do with technology. Or at the very least, the technical challenges are the least of your concerns – it’s really all about the operating model. The implications of this new operating model stretch to pretty much every part of your IT organisation as it exists today, however I would argue that most of the changes are things worth doing anyway even if you have zero intention of moving to the Cloud. I like to collectively term these things “The Art of Cloud Without Cloud”. In this post, I’ll take a look at the orchestration layer.
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Update Your Bookmarks – VMware Orchestrator Community Launched!

April 25, 2009

I’m not sure how many vSphere beta participants spent some time with the new version of VMware Orchestrator, or vCO, but I certainly did and I’m happy to say the product completely rocks. I have looked at a few of the orchestration tools on the market, and this is easily the best I’ve seen to date for orchestration of the VMware layer.

I’m not going to post more about it until GA just in case I inadvertently divulge something that I shouldn’t and get in trouble, but everyone should add the new vCO Community Site to their bookmarks, and lookout for a new section on vinternals.com similar to the VI Toolkit Mastery section, dedicated to vCO Mastery!