Category : General

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 30, 2020 .

Since VMworld 2020 and the announcement of vRealize Cloud Universal subscription licensing, I have been working and speaking with a lot of customers who get confused with different key terms around software licensing. More than any others, the terms Perpetual vs Subscription vs Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) is confusing a lot of people!

Perpetual Subscription SaaS

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 31, 2019 .

Reflecting on 2019… Where to start this post? For those who follow me on Twitter or on my blog, I would like to say Thank You for being part of the continuing journey in 2019! This year has actually been a little quiet for me. Personal It has been a pretty quiet year for me this year, thankfully! The biggest things for me are Son 1.0 (4) started primary school and Son 2.


Written by Christopher Lewis on January 1, 2019 .

Reflecting on 2018… Family The highest of highs this year was the arrival of son 2.0 in May. The little one was 2 weeks early but arrived (relatively) safe and sound! Health Anyone who follows me on social media channels will probably know the end of 2017 and the start of 2018 wasn’t very good for me health-wise. This continued into 2018 with the side effects of #sepsis have stuck around a lot longer than I expected.

VMware 2018 2019

Written by Christopher Lewis on August 10, 2017 .

The Top vBlog 2017 results are out and I am pretty chuffed that I managed a healthy new entry at number #136 out of** 273** in the overall Top vBlog listings. I also managed to place in the following additional vBlog categories: #10 in Favourite Scripting / Automation Blog #7 in Favourite New Blog #30 in Favourite Independent Blogger Not bad for my first year of blogging, seems my hard work maybe paying off!

Blogging TopvBlog VMware

Written by Christopher Lewis on June 1, 2017 .

More important in the UK than the upcoming General Election, It is that time of year again when you can vote for your #TopvBlog2017 (created by Eric Siebert at and sponsored by turbonomic ). A VOTE for me is… a vote for ME! I made it onto the short list (albeit you do have to nominate your blog yourself!)As well as the general category, I threw my name in the hat for the following categories:

TopvBlog2017 vBlog VMware

Written by Christopher Lewis on December 16, 2016 .

When I was younger (in the 1980s) I always remember my mum making a Yule Log for Christmas. Of course, when I say “making”, I mean buying a chocolate swiss roll and covering it with some sort of chocolate buttercream/ganache. She always used to decorate it the same way using the same gold plastic Merry Christmas and sprinkle some icing sugar for that snow effect. Now I have my own family, I thought it was time to decide whether to carry on that tradition of “making” a Yule Log or whether to stick with buying one like I have done for the last 10 years!

Yule Log

Written by Christopher Lewis on November 16, 2016 .

I’m just back in from attending my first @UKVMUG #vCurry evening. I have to say I had a #awesome evening in the tres cool surroundings of the National Motorbike Museum in Birmingham. (cue obligatory screen shots of motorbikes below) It was good to catch up with people i hadn’t seen in a while in the community and even make new acquaintances over rather nice curry with all the trimmings. The only very slight downside for me is I don’t like lamb, so I had to opt for the vegetarian option (which was better than I expected).


Written by Christopher Lewis on November 14, 2016 .



Written by Christopher Lewis on January 29, 2016 .

Welcome to, a space for my many musings around my experience and journey in the world of technology, specifically looking at virtualisation, cloud automation and orchestration. Enjoy the ride!