Gary Coburn

Pure technologist at heart, founder of Extendingclouds, and is considered to be a cloud expert in the IT field with over 15 years experience in Virtualization, Automation, and Cloud technologies. Gary Coburn started in the industry designing and implementing large scale enterprise server and desktop virtualization environments for a global manufacturing firm in West Michigan. Later went on to become a key pre-sales/post sales resource for a Regional SI. In Aug 2010 moved to VMware and have progressively moved from Michigan Enterprise SE, to Regional Specialist, and now a National Specialist Gary has helped dozens of fortune 100 and 500 enterprises successfully adopt both private and public cloud strategies as part of their IT offerings. The result of which was large operational and capital savings for his customers. Gary continues to help large enterprise customers reach their hybrid cloud strategies at VMware. On Extendingclouds you will find exclusive content that will help you learn how to adopt a successful cloud strategy through the use of VMware Cloud Automation Center, Open Stack, and other industry recognized cloud solutions.

Most commented posts

  1. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker — 42 comments
  2. vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker — 41 comments
  3. Utilizing the vCAC workflow template — 37 comments
  4. UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password? — 31 comments
  5. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2 — 24 comments

Author's posts

The missing prepare_vra_template

Ladies and Gentlemen following me and my blog, let me say that last week was one of those great weeks here at VMware! They say things coming in 3s well last week that is so very true for me. I am now a member of the CTO Ambassador program which brings me closer to my …

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Updated: Getting More Out of vRA – Session 2

First off, for all those who attempted to attend the session last week, all I can do is apologize! The platform did not serve use well but we are dedicated to getting this out to everyone!

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Getting More Out of vRA – Session 2

I completely forgot to post for Session 1 but since I’m heading up Session 2 it’s top of mind. Join me to install, configure, and deploy your first VM in less than 2 hours! See below are the details and register here!

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Dynamic install of the app authoring agent

Today in our next Event Broker introduction piece we are going to walk through configuring it to dynamically install the agent needed for Application Authoring (ie our Software components option in the enterprise editions). So what does that really mean? Two things in my opinion… First it means you can have a pristine template that is …

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vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker

Welcome to 2016 and my first in-depth post about the new Event Broker in vRA7. As you will see through out the coming posts I’m VERY excited by the Event Broker. The power and flexibility that it will provide can only be matched by your imagination. Examples of this are a number of folks when …

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iPad Pro vs. Surface Pro 4 – Trade Offs Galore!!!

So first let me say I don’t normally do this, I’ve used this blog entirely on educating folks about the amazing automation stack that VMware has enabled both for traditional IT and the new cloud native world. Today I felt it was worth sharing a very personal experience and decision that has been tough for …

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UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?

Well happy new year and welcome to 2016! Between automation releases and cloud native applications activity, it’s going to be a very exciting year for all of us in IT. Ever since I posted it, the “How bout we let users set their default admin or root password?” (use this for v 6)3 has been …

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Photon OS the OVA

You have seen me post about Photon OS in the past and now that TP2 has been around almost 2 months, I’ve been playing around with different aspects. I continue to be more impressed with what we are doing in cloud native and with this release I’ve spent a fair amount of time focused on …

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Getting More Out Of VMware Webcast Series On Demand

Getting More Out Of VMware Webcast Series VMware’s technical team will help you gain maximum value from your VMware solutions. These sessions, led by VMware Cloud Specialist Systems Engineers, help you learn about and more effectively utilize VMware vRealize™ solutions, speeding your ability to get a return on your investment. Included here is the portal …

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Motorcloud returns to VMworld

That’s right Motorcloud 2.0 is going to be on display this year with Jay Marshall (now with google) and myself presenting some great devops strategies for your private, hybrid, and public cloud consumption. We will highlight using the automation tools to enable “Mode 1” test and dev on both vSphere and vCloud Air. Then we …

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