Operationalize SDDC program

This post continues from the Operationalize Your World post. Do read it first so you get the context.

Callum Eade and Kenon Owens created a program called Operationalize Your World. Sunny and I provide the technical content. Many folks, both internal and external, have reviewed the materials along the way in the past several years. I was cleaning up my files and surprised to see decks from early 2011 have the old versions of the slides you’re seeing today.

If you only have 10 minutes, below is a 7-minute introduction to what you get in the 1-day workshop. Sunny & I delivered that in VMworld 2016. We benefited a lot from the community, so we immediately said yes when Alastair and vBrownbag invited us to share.

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In 2017, they again invited us. This time, we are given 30 minutes, so you get some of the solution this talk.

The 1-day workshop actually has 2-day worth of material. Hence there are flexibility on what is delivered on that day and it’s driven by the audience:

We use a restaurant analogy to raise awareness that your IaaS business should be operated differently. There are 4 main ppt files.

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You can find the material hereThey are in editable format (ppt), not in PDF format.

We are giving in PowerPoint as Operations vary widely. Take what’s relevant to you, throw away what’s not, add your custom deck, and make it yours. When you share your deck to your peers or customers, let me know how it goes. I’m keen to hear your journey. It’s a journey because it will take you multiple rounds to enlighten your peers.

The workshop covers 4 areas in management (Availability, Performance, Capacity and Configuration). We map each area to both Consumer and Provider layers of your IaaS business.

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Hope you find the material useful. If you do, go back to the Main Page.

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