TechTalks with VMTurbo boost

by Alastair on July 30, 2014

VMTurbo is a long time sponsor of this site, it’s great to have them also sponsoring the TechTalks at VMworld USA. VMTurbo were also a presenter at Tech Field Day, we learnt about the free market commodity trading algorithms that are used to manage resource delivery. Imagine VMs have a budget to buy things like CPU time, RAM and bandwidth and the sources of these resources had a limited amount of each to supply. Now think about how a free market sets a fair price for each resource and so each VM buys what it can afford. Large important VMs get a bigger budget and can buy more resources to perform better.


Naturally we have space for more Tech Talks, propose yours here

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TechTalks at OpenStack Summit Paris

by Alastair on July 29, 2014

We had an awesome time at the Atlanta summit, met a heap of new people and made a pile of great video. If you haven’t already checked it out this page has session titles with links to the video or the whole YouTube playlist is here.


Since Atlanta was so great we are going to go to OpenStack Summit Paris and do it all again, only this time more. We will be making TechTalk videos for the three days of the main conference. Now that the OpenStack community has seen what vBrownBag TechTalks are we hope that way more sessions will be proposed. At Atlanta we made 45 community videos, in Paris I’d like us to make 70. If you have something useful to say to the OpenStack community, something new or different, a project or implementation to discuss then propose a TechTalk. Simply fill in this form and I will be in touch close to the conference to organize with you. If you have any questions you can reach me

Naturally we are looking for sponsors to support these TechTalks. If your company would like to support this community activity please email me

vBrownBag is going to Paris, Yay.


TechTalk sponsor number four, Cisco

by Alastair on July 28, 2014

I really like when sponsors want to work with vBrownBag for multiple events and over multiple years. It says that they see the value of getting close to the community of people who use their products to solve business problems. Cisco has sponsored every TechTalk event that vBrownBag has ever done, and we’re delighted to have them on board again for VMworld USA 2014.



If you haven’t already proposed a TechTalk then use this form, we still have space for more TechTalks.


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