28 septiembre 2020

VMworld 2020 is around the corner!

As you may know this year VMworld will be a global online event starting September 29 till October 1..so it´s around the corner.

This is the first time you can attend this awesome event from home so no excuses to register! 

Since i came back to VMware, i was focused on VMware Cloud on AWS as an Architect for EMEA and this year i will be sharing the keys from a technical point of view in a roundtable.

The "Expert Roundtable: Cloud Customer Success for VMware Cloud on AWS [VI3117]" will be hosted by Marco Carrubba and also covered with Ruth Power and Claire Hackett as Customer Success Managers.

We will give an overview about Cloud Customer Success for VMConAWS, and how we help our customers on their journey to cloud plus how the team engages with customers of all types to understand and accelerate the realization of business objectives through the successful adoption of VMware Cloud on AWS.

There is a lot of definitions of Customer Success but all of them have something in common: anticipate customer challenges or questions and proactively provide solutions and answers to those issues prior to them arising.

VMware listen and capture what customer needs so we are moving to a subscription model and our team is the key for customers to go forward on this model.

Both roles of this teams cover all the topics that you can imagine: Customer Success Managers (CSM) and Customer Success Architects (CSA) working together solve and help to drive the adoption of VMConAWS.

Do you wanna know more? Join our Expert Roundtable this Wednesday:

18 abril 2020

Did you ask for a Marketplace? There you go!

As you may know, one of the values of VMware Cloud on AWS (aka VMC on AWS) is to have access to the AWS market place catalog... the biggest in the cloud hyperscale providers (today there are 8277 results)

VMware add new cloud native services now with the VMware Cloud Marketplace:

In this marketplace you will find among third party solutions which will be fully integrated to consume trough your SDDC a catalog from the last VMware acquisition: Bitnami.

If you want to stay informed, you have to register to this link:

17 abril 2020

How to do VMware exams during the lockdown

There is always a way to improve everything. Even this 2020 lockdown will make that some things like "to do VMware official exams remotely" will be possible.

This is something many people, including me, ask several times as there is no a certification center available everywhere and also its so complex sometimes to find the right schedule time.

So the impossible just happened!!! Starting April 2020 VMware will be proctoring exams delivered by Pearson VUE with same cost and except the VCAP deploy exams (make sense due the technical specifications of this kind of certifications).

You can test if you system is valid for this exams in this link:

This is are some screenshoots of the process of validating you system, piece of cake:

Official announcements: 

06 marzo 2020

Networking ... a must in any world

For sure you are expecting a technical post about networking for VMC on AWS as i´m right now focus on this in my actual employer, but this is not a tech post only. Why? Because networking is a must in any world: physical, virtual and in the real world or AFK how Gottfrid Svartholm likes to call.

From the beginning, network is probably the most critical aspect of any technical design. Connectivity, security and availability are the three topics to define a good network. Nowadays, security become the most important and unfortunately just due to the risk of data loose. Data is always around discussions. From the marketing side, as they need info to work, to the CxO in order to taking decisions.

Anyone will agree on this statements, but what´s about networking away from keyboard (AFK) ?
Socialize when you work on IT is not a main focus in general. Nothing more wrong than this. In my hole career get in confidence and be a trusted advisor for customers has been a must. A must for success.

Who know me, realize that i was working in different companies, sometimes because i change my home following my beloved partner on a Spain tour, and some times because of my needs to find new challenges.
Thanks to this, my network grow much more than i can imagine. Trying always to work side by side with the smartest people i found, always learning and spreading my knowledge as much as i can later.
Reminder: share and spread your knowledge is a powerful and enriching experience.

So, we have now the technical side and the social point of view.

Take a moment to think in you personal network. Use for example Linkedin. Did your network help to achieve your goals? no? Then your network is just a list of contacts, like an amount of routers, firewalls and cables can/can´t be considered a "network".
So when you design or create a network, you think in your use cases and your needs. You create it with the budget that you have. And that is which will limit your design.
Your social network is more or less the same. Your daily basis task, your mates and the customers makes your environment. But here, you are the only that can make it grow and push to a good one.

In one of the companies that i was working for, in the first and only interview that i did on the hiring process, when i started to feel exhausted after close to two hours talking, the CxO who was leading the interview told me that i didn´t look an engineer. The offer was for an engineer role. I asked if i had to wake up and go out the room, but then he explained me that this was exactly what they were looking for: someone with a good technical level of course, what someone who can go to customers and get in confidence with them. Finally, i got the job and still having contact nowadays. Get in confidence as a must. Trusted advisor rules.

So here we are. Networking and socialize is as much important as a good technical one.

Next post will be about networking.... and of course about VMC on AWS. I know there is so many post around this topic, but i´ll try to approach with a different point of view. Stay tuned.

Be nice, be kind, it´s for free. 

07 julio 2019

It has been a long time....

...and this is the time to come back. Just writing a serie of post to back again to the scene.
Stay tuned...