Building a Full Scale Hybrid Data Center

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Some people may or may not have seen on the VMware vCloud Blog that I posted a series of articles documenting a very large scale lab build out.  The purpose of these articles was to try and drive home some of the examples you can do with Hybrid Cloud if you architect things properly.  You can do a lot with VMware vCloud Air if you just think through the design.  I can tell you as you read these there was quite a bit of work to put the puzzle together, but I hope you see that there is some very cool things you can achieve.

Part 1 – Building a hybrid application with VMware Horizon View

Part 2 – Using F5 Global Traffic Managers with vCloud Air

Part 3 – Using Horizon DaaS with vCloud Air – Disaster Recovery

These three posts together can show you multiple things you can actually do with vCloud Air to gain a lot of control and flexibility in your own data centers.  Please leave comments here or on the posts themselves if you would like to learn more.  Some of these will appear in the VMworld session I am doing about extending your data center to vCloud Air.

About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.

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