Categories for Dave Welch, VMware, VMworld, vSphere

VMworld 2013 Observations

posted September 11, 2013, 2:14 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

Here are some of my observations on VMworld 2013 San Francisco.

In Pat Gelsinger’s Monday keynote, I was relieved by his direct commitment to supporting the virtualization of business-critical applications (VBCA). In VMware Corp’s…

Thoughts on Oracle’s Nimbula Purchase Announcement

posted March 25, 2013, 8:54 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist

Tech Target’s Beth Pariseau asked for my opinion on Oracle’s recent Nimbula purchase announcement. She then posted an article titled “Oracle’s Nimbula IaaS buy sparks open source speculation” on March 14th.

I always appreciate…

Oracle-on-vSphere Licensing

posted April 12, 2012, 10:11 AM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

There is some discord and significant misinformation in the Oracle community as to what the contractual obligations are associated with licensing only a subset of a vSphere cluster’s hosts for Oracle. Furthermore, there is…

Blending of IT Administrator Roles

posted August 5, 2011, 2:36 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

As we move forward, there are more layers in the system stack. Virtualization is being introduced for a whole bunch of reasons, each of which is justification alone in my mind for doing so.


Oracle Open World 2009 – Tuesday

posted October 14, 2009, 3:02 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

Oracle has somehow managed to stay out of USA Today and the Wall Street Journal so far this week, according to what I have noticed. Expect that to change today with Larry Ellison’s keynote,…

Oracle Open World Day 1 – Monday

posted October 13, 2009, 3:07 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

This show’s down to about 35K attendees, compared to 45K two years ago. Oracle’s cutting back; no third year of the mega LCD screens with Oracle ads on either end of Howard St.

Surprising trend:…

Oracle RAC One Node

posted October 8, 2009, 3:13 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

I’m finally getting around to blogging on Oracle RAC One Node, coincidentally announced on the second day of VMworld.

The day Oracle announced this (September 1st), I took a quick look at the Oracle-provided collateral….