Recent Blog Posts

Are your hosts safe from the latest ESXi bugs? CloudPhysics can tell you.

In the past couple weeks, The Register and VMware KB articles have highlighted the two latest ESXi bugs – one for 5.5 and one for 6.0. The bugs are significant because they can result in VM communication errors across hosts, and the inability to back them up or even power them on. The good news is that CloudPhysics is in a… Read more »

What’s New in CloudPhysics?

Wondering what’s new in CloudPhysics? Over the past few months we’ve been focused on building out and updating our analytics inventory of cards to help you better understand and manage your virtual environment. Each new or updated card brings to light important operational hazards that could cause a lot of damage if they blew up…. Read more »

To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade to vSphere 6.0: ‘When’ is the Question

It’s been six weeks since VMware vSphere 6.0 was released on March 12, 2015. How long will it take before the majority of organizations adopt it? Instead of relying on conventional wisdom or user surveys to provide insight, we thought it would be interesting to examine actual upgrade adoption data to see what it tells… Read more »

Big Data for IT operations

Harnessing Big Data for IT Operations (video)

It’s clear that Big Data analytics can help drive a company’s top-line success, with actionable intelligence about market trends, buyer behavior, purchase patterns, and more. But what happens when you focus the power of Big Data on your datacenter, discovering ways to make IT operations more efficient and reduce the risk of disruption? This new… Read more »

Storage Cache Analysis Reinvented with SHARDS (video)

We’re excited to share the work that was recently released at the presitgious USENIX FAST ’15  conference. Carl Waldspurger presented “Efficient MRC Construction with SHARDS,” a paper that he coauthored with other CloudPhysics technologists Nohhyun Park, Alexander Garthwaite, and me. Click below view the talk (video length is 25 minutes). For those that prefer a quick synopsis of this exploration of… Read more »

Reclaim wasted storage in minutes with CloudPhysics Free Edition

If you could reclaim thousands of dollars in storage space in only 15 minutes would you? Of course you would. Sanofi did, and you can too, with CloudPhysics Free Edition. Sanofi, one of the world’s top pharmaceutical companies uses CloudPhysics datacenter analytics to help transform their global operations for greater efficiency and performance. Read more about CloudPhysics use by Sanofi… Read more »

path to data-driven insights

Big Data, Little Data, and Your Decisions

There is a difference in knowing the path and walking the path. — Morpheus, The Matrix You do it every day. Make a decision and take actions with consequences. You change an HBA setting. VMotion VMs as part of an upgrade. Troubleshoot storage slowing application response times. You operate under the gun, with pressure to… Read more »

Data-driven insights

CloudPhysics at VMworld 2014:
Be #DataDriven, win Google Glass!

We live in the age of the data-driven lifestyle (think Nest, Waze, Google Glass, FitBit, and other wearable devices). CloudPhysics is kind of like a wearable for your datacenter: continuously collecting metadata about your virtual infrastructure, correlating and analyzing it in our cloud, and providing you with data-driven insights to make it healthier and more efficient…. Read more »


VMware Heartbleed: 50% of vSphere 5.5 Servers Remain Unprotected

By now, you’ve likely heard of Heartbleed, a security bug in the OpenSSL cryptography library. The vulnerability is from improper input validation in the implementation code of the TLS heartbeat extension. The bug is in the heartbeat code, hence the bug’s name. Many applications and servers were affected, and VMware is no exception. VMware Heartbleed… Read more »

game-changer: big data analytics, SaaS, with IT operations

A Perfect Match: Big Data Analytics, IT Operations and SaaS

It’s great to be posting my first CloudPhysics blog as the company’s new CEO. It’s a thrill to take on new challenges, especially when joining a company with the potential to fundamentally change the game. When first introduced to CloudPhysics, I saw an experienced team, great technology, and the opportunity to answer some of the… Read more »