Installing VMware vRO on a Scale Computing Cluster

Hopefully you’ve had time to read my blog on getting VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vRO) running on Ravello Systems cloud platform. Since I recently took delivery of a Scale Computing cluster (kindly gifted to me by the lovely people at Scale, thanks @bocanuts) and I’ve been playing with image installs … Read More

Tech Companies With An OPiuM Problem, Part 3

If you haven’t read them already, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in this series. We discussed the rule of thumb for investor returns of 10-20x money raised in the first post in this series. Let’s have a look at some numbers that we actually know to see if … Read More

VFD4 Prep: Scale Computing

I first met Scale Computing at Storage Field Day 5, and I was impressed. Their gear is ideally suited for small- to mid-size companies, often without oodles of bandwidth to the Internet to use cloud based services, and with on-site systems that need to be controlled, like manufacturers. The HC3x … Read More

Announcement: I’m Going to VFD4!

I get to go to another Tech Field Day event! Yay! <glee mode> Stephen, Tom, Claire and the crew have kindly invited me to attend Virtualization Field Day 4 in Austin, TX in January 2015. The invitations only just went out, so the details are still coming through about who … Read More

SFD5 Prep Work: Scale Computing

Scale sell a converged platform: compute and storage in pizza boxes that glom together to make a cluster of 3 to 8 nodes, like Voltron. It’s based on KVM, with proprietary bits added into the mix. Scale make a big deal about “no licensing” or, as they call it, a … Read More