About Matt Hunckler

Former Bluelock Client and Marketing Specialist Matt Hunckler has been described as a die-hard technology adventurist.

How are Virtualization and the Cloud Combined?

July 30, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

This calls for a very special edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. VMware Users’ Group (VMUG) had their Demo Days in Indianapolis yesterday and set up Jake Robinson and me to do some cloud computing white boarding. We took questions from cloud experts, employees, and enthusiasts; then hit the white board.  In this session, Jake and I…

This Week in Cloud Computing

July 7, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Last week marked a very special edition of This Week in Cloud Computing, a web TV show that recaps the week’s biggest news in the cloud industry.  In this 19th edition of This Week In Cloud Computing, BlueLock’s very own, Pat O’Day and Eric Thompson from mSpot discuss industry trends and best practices, including:  Points of failure…

The Dark Side of Cloud Computing

June 23, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

With great power comes great responsibility. At least, that’s what I learned from Spiderman comic books.  And what better way to illustrate this point than to look at it through the lens of an IT consultant? Cloud computing is a powerful weapon in the toolbox available to any organization. But some of the features that…

Xen-based EC2 vs. VMware-based vCloud

June 16, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

If you’re a developer, an IT admin, or a cloud computing enthusiast, you’ve probably heard of Amazon’s EC2 and you’ve probably heard of VMware’s vCloud. These two platforms power a large portion of both public and private clouds. But, what’s the difference? In this Whiteboard Wednesday video, Jake Robinson and I outline some of the…

Build Your Dream On a Cloud

June 11, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Cloud Computing makes it easier than ever to bring your ideas to life. Dreamers are empowered with new tools that leverage virtualization to not only launch, but grow and develop their vision. I’m incredibly energized by the positive change and new opportunities created by paradigm-shifting cloud technology. I developed the following slide deck for a…

Keeping Current with Cloud Computing

June 2, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Cloud technology is rapidly evolving with new products, services, and organizations each with their own unique perspectives and value propositions. But with so much going on, how can one stay current with cloud computing? In this special edition of Whiteboard Wednesday, Bob Roudebush talks us through how he stays on top of cloud news –…

Whiteboard Wednesday: IT Jobs – Where Will They Go?

May 26, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Cloud computing has shifted the way we think about information technology. Gone are the days of the traditional IT career path. In this Whiteboard Wednesday, Jake Robinson and I dive into how cloud technology has changed the game for IT professionals.  Does the mass adoption of cloud computing mean that jobs will be eliminated? How…

Cloud Computing Power — Keeping Your Cloud Available

May 19, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Jake and I are at it again this week with another edition of Whiteboard Wednesday. Cloud computing enables a level of infrastructure uptime that simply can’t be matched by traditional traditional physical servers or colocation services. In this short video, the Kings of Cloud outline the engineering behind high availability (HA), disaster recovery, and the…

Whiteboard Wednesday: vCloud Express Basics — Getting Started

May 12, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

Looking to quickly get your application into the cloud? Want to build it on a cloud computing infrastructure powered by VMware? vCloud Express allows you to quickly, easily, and inexpensively deploy your application to a VMware-based public cloud. In fact, right now it’s free and you can get started on vCloud Express at the BlueLock…

Managed Cloud Computing vs. Self Service — Whiteboard Wednesday

May 5, 2010 by Matt Hunckler

There are many obvious advantages to cloud computing, but is managed cloud computing right for you? Self-service may be all you need to get started. In this episode Whiteboard Wednesday, Jake and I discuss a number of cloud computing companies and the differences between self-service and the fully-managed cloud. What do you think? What type…