Category: Architecture Design & Strategy

General Enterprise Architecture Design & Strategy

Not Quite Right Infrastructure Platforms

Have you worked with infrastructure platforms that were not quite right? Niggling little annoyances that do not impact delivering services but add that extra effort to get your job done? Things like self-signed SSL certificates, local user accounts and naming standards that make no sense. These things translate into technical

Which is better? VMware or Nutanix?

I get this question all the time – “Hey René, you are an expert on VMware, why do you bother with Nutanix?” or vice-versa, depending upon whether I am talking to a VMware or Nutanix employee. And my answer is, “Well it depends upon the customer requirements, both vendors have

VMware CAL Advanced Architecture Course Overview

For the past two weeks I have been attending the VMware Center for Advanced Learning (CAL) Advanced Architecture course. This is a 9-day course with updates from each of the business units of VMware, including instruction on architecture design and presentation skills. It is intended to include VMware employees and

Turbonomic 2019 State of Multi-Cloud Report

Turbonomic recently ran a survey including 846 participants that collected data on the “why” of cloud consumption. It provides some very interesting insight into the trend of cloud services being consumed by enterprise IT. The analysis provided has resonance with “The Enterprise Cloud Bell Curve” blog post I wrote in

The Nutanix Design Guide

Since October last year, RoundTower Technologies has been collaborating with Nutanix on the First Edition of “The Nutanix Design Guide”. This book was written to explain the “Why?” of Nutanix and to present a 40,000ft view of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud eco-system. This book has something for everyone, even if

VCDX – The Zone

Have you ever been walking up a set of stairs and when you think about what your legs are doing, you stumble and have to grab the handrail to save yourself from falling? Defending VCDX is the exact same thing, on the day of the defense you want to be

Horizon View Design Considerations

This is the VMware Horizon View Design Deep-Dive.  I have aggregated all of the design considerations that Wayne Conrad and myself needed to answer for our VMware Horizon View architecture design.  Brevity and bullet-points are used to keep the information concise and readable. They are phrased as questions the architect

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