I'll be participating as a delegate during Cloud Field Day 11 which takes place Wed, June 23rd through Fri, June 25th. This will be a virtual event with a huge lineup of presenters and delegates. As always, you can find the full event info on the Tech Field Day website. Be sure to follow along … Continue reading Cloud Field Day 11 is this week! #CFD11 6/23 – 6/25
It wasn't all too long ago that cloud computing seemed like something only bleeding edge tech companies took seriously. Cloud is now fairly ubiquitous in the current world of tech. The recent pandemic helped accelerate this trajectory, but it was undeniable that cloud would become a main player in enterprise IT. This cloud boom has … Continue reading Whose cloud is it anyway? Recap from Cloud Field Day 10
I'll be participating as a delegate for Cloud Field Day 10, which takes place virtually this week from March 10 - 12. This event involves a huge lineup of presenters and a first class group of delegates (how did I make it in here?) As always, you can find the full event info on the … Continue reading Join me for Cloud Field Day 10: March 10 – 12 #CFD10
To this point in our AppStream deployment, we've created an image and built a streaming instance fleet. In this post, we'll cover the steps necessary to create the AppStream stack, assign users, and test access. Remember from the first post that a stack is the means by which streamed desktops and applications are made available … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Stack!
In the first post of this AppStream series, we created an AppStream Image using the Image Builder. With the image created, we will focus on the task of building our fleet. Remember from the first post that a fleet consists of a number of “streaming instances” that service the streaming demand. If you're familiar with … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Build the Fleet!
Overview A fairly common ask in relation to the AWS End-User Computing portfolio had been a non-persistent virtual desktop. That ask was answered in August 2020 when AWS introduced a new feature called Desktop View, which provides a desktop experience through Amazon AppStream. In this multi-part series, I'll go through the process to create and … Continue reading Streaming Non-Persistent Virtual Desktops with Amazon AppStream 2.0 – Create the Image
I don't need to explain how crazy this year has been. Everyone realizes that we live in "unprecedented times" and that 2020 has more than likely stamped permanent change to many aspects of our lives. The same can also be said for the corporate IT landscape. Cloud adoption has been steadily increasing over the last … Continue reading Has the Cloud Era Arrived? Thoughts from Cloud Field Day 8 #CFD8
This is a bit of a change for me in that I'm not writing about anything particular directly within this post. Rather, I've been working a bit with Gestalt IT and NGINX to write a blog series focused on modern application delivery and how NGINX can enhance that process. It has been a great experience … Continue reading NGINX: Deliver all the things…
Clumio unveiled a new cloud based backup service today and formally threw their hat into the Data Protection ring. Built from the cloud up, Clumio looks to expand upon the relatively new "as a service" model of Data Protection. Most of the major Data Protection players have focused on private cloud solutions and evolved into … Continue reading Clumio dives into the Data Protection as a Service market
My first experience with Druva was a number of years back when a customer purchased their product to backup all of the laptops for their remote workers. This customer had a lot of employees that were traveling all over the world and doing much of their work from hotels, airports, and various remote offices. While … Continue reading Data Protection as a Service with Druva