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 — 41 comments
  2. Utilizing the vCAC workflow template — 37 comments
  3. vRealize Automation 7 – Custom Email Notifications with the Event Broker — 34 comments
  4. vRealize Automation 7 – Enabling the Event Broker part 2 — 24 comments
  5. UPDATED FOR VRA 7: How bout we let users set their default admin or root password? — 21 comments

Author's posts

Mar 02

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 where we will associate state change workflows to execute against vCO. Fundamentally this is the step that will populate the actions you would like to take when a state changes during automation process. For this example we are going to use the a simple workflow that collects the properties assigned to …

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Jan 09

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 2

After a long holiday season it’s officially time to get back at it and I thought no better time than the present. So here we go into Part 2 which will focus on configuring the connections between vCO and some useful components. If you haven’t reviewed Part 1 feel free to follow the link below. …

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Dec 18

vCAC & vCO a marriage made in the clouds – Part 1

In case you weren’t aware, with the introduction of vCAC 6.0 we have officially brought together the two major automation offerings in our portfolio, vCO and vCAC automation. There has always been the ability to call vCO from DynamicOps and VCAC but with this release the two are finally officially married and the possibilities are …

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Dec 11

Busy day of release announcements today!

Well today was a big day here at VMware and the release of many product updates have been announced. Just the basic list is vCenter Operations Manager Suite vCenter Operations Manager 5.8 vCenter Configuration Manager 5.8 vCenter Hyperic 5.8 vCenter Infrastructure Navigator 5.8 vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6

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Dec 09

Naming standards… my clouded view

So this is going to be my first post as a blogger, and I figure why not start out with a bang. My stance here will likely be a bit controversial! If my vision, thoughts, or ideas cause you discomfort… well you may want to stop reading now šŸ˜‰

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