• How To Design a Scalable Cloud Application

    John Ellis, January 13th, 2011

    As 2010 came to a close, many people were asking me about how they could move third party applications into the cloud… I’m guessing everyone was exhausting their 2010 budgets and purchasing software for the coming year. At the beginning of 2011 I am now hearing more from in-house developers wanting to know how to… Read More

  • So What Is vFabric Exactly?

    John Ellis, October 7th, 2010

    For a little while now VMware has been talking about vFabric – its “Cloud Application Platform” that comes as a result of several acquisitions. vFabric is an emalgam of serveral different technologies from SpringSource, GemFire, Hyperic and RabbitMQ. At first this may seem like a boxed platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering… but ultimately it isn’t quite there…. Read More

  • vApp Networking How-To

    John Ellis, September 30th, 2010

    Do you love screenshots? I have just the post for you! When first introducing users to vCloud Director several people walk away confused about how vApp networking actually works. I posted earlier about how vApp networking makes life easier, but didn’t necessarily illustrate how vApp networks are built. To make things a bit clearer I… Read More

  • Innovations with vCloud Director: vApps Make Life Easier

    John Ellis, September 3rd, 2010

    This week VMware released to the public vCloud Director, a tool that makes provisioning virtual resources in either a public cloud or a private cloud much more accessible to administrators, developers, users and managers within organizations large and small. BlueLock has been working with VMware on vCloud Director for quite a while now and we are excited to… Read More