As part of the event I visited 'Cloud City', an interactive learning and demonstration space that showcased the future of enterprise-defining cloud technology.
I listened to quite a few presentations about VMware Cloud on AWS. I also followed the Modern App sessions, and was impressed by the concept of Containers and Kubernetes as a way to develop and maintain apps.
It's also fair to say I'm a huge fan of vSAN and I could talk for hours about it as a product. I get some really good questions about deployment, and I get asked questions about SQL.
For those of you with similar interests, VMware have very kindly made available several free ebooks for download that I'd like to share with you.
Data Center Modernization with VMware Cloud on AWS
by Martin Hosken with Dan Gallivan
Deploying SQL Server on vSAN for Dummies
Offers strategies for upgrading your infrastructure to better match the needs of your most critical applications.
Bryan O’Connor is a Principal Learning Specialist and looks after QA's VMware, CompTIA and Cloud Credential Council (CCC) curriculums. He delivers a wide range of courses and holds over 50 CompTIA, Microsoft, VMware and other technical certifications himself.
Bryan has worked in the IT industry since 1986 when he was a hardware engineer on Commodore Pets, then moved into networking, and later specialised in virtualisation and cloud technologies. In 1997 he started working for QA training as a Microsoft and VMware trainer.
Bryan has taught VMware Products since 1997, became a VMware vExpert in 2012 and has worked with VMware in developing their range of vSphere courses. He speaks at various technical events and owns and runs his own VMware blog at www.bryanoconnor21.co.uk.
Starting with DOS, Bryan has worked with Microsoft technologies since 1986 and taught it since 1999. He runs his own YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/bryanqa, which hosts hundreds of Microsoft demo videos.
Bryan has been a member of the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) expert panel since its inception, has co-written white papers and has also been a member of the CCC talks sessions.
Outside of QA, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their two daughters Meagan and Jessica, unless there’s a Grand Prix on the TV, when he enjoys paying Tracey, Meagan and Jessica to disappear for the day.
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