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SolarWinds at VMworld 2017: The Night Cap

Level 13

A big hearty THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at our SolarWinds booth, breakout and theater sessions, and Monitoring Morning! We were excited to converse with you in person about the challenges that practitioners face.

SolarWinds Views from VMworld
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There were plenty of announcements at VMworld. The two that stood out for me were:

  1. VMware Cloud on AWS was announced as a normalization of going from a VMware vSphere environment to an AWS Cloud environment. It runs as a single-tenant of bare-metal AWS infrastructure which allows you to bring your Windows Server licenses to VMware Cloud on AWS. Each software-defined data center can consist of 4 to 16 instances, each with 36 cores, 512GB of memory, and 15.2TB of NVMe storage. The initial availability is quite limiting in the restrictions because there is only one region, and clusters run in a single AWS Availability Zone. The use cases for this service is data center extension, test and development environments, and app migration. I’ll withhold final judgment on whether this VMware Cloud derivative will sink or swim.
  2. AppDefense was another announcement at VMworld 2017. It is billed as an application-level security solution that uses machine learning to build workload profiles. It gathers behavioral baselines for these workloads and allows the user to implement controls and procedures to restrict any anomalous or deviated behavior.

Finally, I was invited to Future:Net, a conference within a conference. It was really cool to talk shop about the latest academic research, as well as what problems the next generation of startups are trying to solve.

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P.S. let me know if you will be at VMworld Europe 2017 in Barcelona. If so, definitely stop by to talk to me, chrispaap , and sqlrockstar .

6 Comments
Level 17

Yes, I will be in Barcelona!

Level 20

Wow that looks like pretty much fun I think!

Level 21

Wow, that 1st announcement you noted is pretty limited.  I think they should be concerned about the capabilities Microsoft is going to have with Azure Stack.

MVP
MVP

Cool pics

Level 20

Tell us more about Future:Net!  What's that all about?

MVP
MVP

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