Docker on VMware

Just a quick heads up on my recent writing for the German magazine “IT-Administrator” where I discuss integrating Docker using Photon, vRealize Orchestrator, Coopto, and vRealize Automation to provide Docker-As-A-Service.

If your German is a bad as my Chinese you’ll probably consider reading the Google Translate version.

Update: I took the time to translate the article for you guys. You can find the translated version here.

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HandsOn: Veeam - Backup-as-a-Service in vRealize Automation

This is a use case description for some customer presentations about Backup as a Service using Veeam B&R v8. This article was originally posted January 2015 on

The main idea behind that is to enable VMware Administrators or Users directly to choose a Backup SLA for their VM without the need to communicate with the Backup team - sorry Backup teams :-) The Backup Team acts as a Service Provider and offers different SLA’s which could be used by VMware Admins or Users.

I know about the Veeam REST API which is availbable for Version 8 with Veeam Enterprise Manager. I also know about the Powershell implementations but hey - i love VMware so i build solutions in Orchestrator :-) and decided to test drive some use case workflows in vRealize Orchestrator and also bind them to vRealize Automation.

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Welcome Ratpack!

Today our little blog about the datacenter and enterprise tech goes live. Although most of the heavy lifting is done, some work on the layout still has to be finished. We’ll add more details on what we want to do here soon.

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