What's really important?

Do you get business value in focusing on the intricate details of a solution and thinking through every scenario and factoring the design around them? In the past I would spend way too much time focusing on the detail and flexing my technical muscles by tweaking nerd knows and turning…

PCF Tile Uploads

Part of the value add of Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is helping new users with Operations Manager. One of the features is the ability to upload tiles to aid with the deployment of components (like Elastic Run Time, MySQl service, Metrics etc.). After being involved in a number of customer…

Bosh-Lite Install

To help me learn bosh I decided to install Bosh-Lite on my Mac. The instructions to get yourself up an running are here, including more information. What is Bosh-Lite and how can it help? Firstly it is a self-contained, pre-built, vagrant box that includes a Bosh Director. Rather than instantiating…

New year ....... blah blah blah

After lots of thought and consideration I decided to leave Cisco at the end of last year. It wasn't easy, especially because of some of the people I had been working with! However for my own career development and enjoyment I have decided to join Pivotal. This is a very…

Cloud Center Overview

Finally getting around to doing this blog, it's been a busy few months with lots of change coming in the new year for me. I have been discussing automation and cloud strategies with customers for a while now and the themes that come up time and time again when discussing…

Intercloud Fabric API

I will do a write up on Intercloud Fabric (ICF) in the near future however as I was playing with the API I thought I would detail those first. The ICF API works very much in the same way as the UCS Director API currently works (not surprising as the…