General

Purpose, Process, and Partners — Making Your Cloud Migration a Success

CloudPhysics has partnered with Google to help our customers make the migration to the cloud as quick and easy as possible. The combined per-instance cost model and custom instances provided by Google offer nearly unlimited combinations of deployment models for moving workloads to the cloud. But the end goal still needs consideration and planning. This… Read more »

VMware Cloud on AWS and the Long Road to Hybrid Cloud

This past week, VMware announced the general availability of VMware Cloud on AWS during VMWorld. The interest was high, and the sessions on the topic were usually delivered to packed rooms. The promise of a VMware vSphere-based cloud that operates on Amazon Web Services has the potential to be a game-changer. But as the world… Read more »

Best Cloud Value Today—by 40%! VMware Cloud on AWS with CloudPhysics

“Cloud is cheaper than on-prem!” You’ve heard that marketing blast from cloud providers constantly this past year. But now the game has changed, with the availability of VMware Cloud on AWS announced this week at VMworld. VMware’s strategic move for partnership with Amazon enables you to cut your consumption costs on AWS by 40% through… Read more »

Thy Customer Know… Bold Be

Sign Up Today Every one of your customers is undergoing a digital transformation to get as close as possible to their customers, and to know them through data—data that enables the delivery of products and services that perfectly meet and anticipate needs. As a channel partner, you must do exactly the same thing. CloudPhysics takes… Read more »

A CXO’s Dilemma: What’s the true cost of migrating to the cloud?

Dilemma: You may know the price of specific cloud instances, services, or solutions from certain providers, but do you really know the actual cost—and how long will that take to calculate? The CIO’s job has never been more dynamic—or more demanding. Business changes as fast as the technology driving it; sometimes faster than we can… Read more »

Getting Ready for VMWorld 2017: New Rules for a New Game

Register Today for the Upcoming VMworld Webinar – Thursday, August 24th @ 10am PST VMWorld is the pinnacle event for many in the virtualization community to showcase new technologies, release new products, and weigh in on the direction of the industry. This year will be no exception.   With VMware expecting to shed more light on their VMware Cloud… Read more »

Does This VM Make My Cloud Look Fat?

Evaluating configured VM sizes in the data center before moving to a public cloud is like trying on new clothes with your spouse. You have some hard questions to answer about size and what you really need.   As a married male, the hardest question I often answer is a question asked by my wife on… Read more »

Sockets, Cores, and Threads – When Performance Modeling, 1 + 1 is not Always 2

Capacity planning and modeling requires a firm understanding of the resources you are using.  Planning capacity solely on workload-defined resources will often get you in trouble and lead to contention or waste. A good understanding of the processor and your workloads can ensure you maximize your resources.   When helping customers onboard to the new… Read more »

In a Terrarium, Strategic Partners are like our own Personal Yoda

In today’s IT Department, Yoda’s teaching still holds true.  By viewing a strategic partner as our own personal Yoda, we can attest that the partner is critical to the success of a new IT strategy.  This week, in a complete tongue-in-cheek blog, we have much to learn from a toy Yoda in a terrarium. “Many… Read more »

Hidden Threats of Powered Off VMs

The “WannaCry” ransomware worm made news over last weekend and this week as well, sending IT professionals rushing to apply patches that they should have applied months ago. The lax habit of not keeping patches up-to-date came back to bite many of those who left a hole in data center defenses. Looking into the data… Read more »