Blog Renaming and QwikLabs Competition

The more sharp eyed among you (and the hardy few that follow me on Twitter) will have noticed that Virtual Fabric is no more and Blue Clouds is the new name for this blog. Why? Well VF worked back in the days when pretty much all I did was on premises virtualisation with VMware products. Those products still rock and have their place, but obviously these days I spend more or less 100% of my time in the public cloud space, with Azure, Office 365 and AWS.

As such, Virtual Fabric doesn’t work as a name anymore, and in fact, I’ve been asked on more than one occasion if I sell curtains and soft furnishings. The answer is of course, NO! So I wondered what worked better, and of course all the cool names have gone, .cloud domains cost an arm and a leg and I lack the imagination to find something more memorable.

Anyway, seeing as I like cloud computing and I am a season ticket holder for Wigan Athletic, I thought “Blue Clouds”. Has a nice double meaning, and the .com was available, which was nice. All your existing bookmarks will still work, as I still own virtual-fabric.com and will do for the foreseeable future.


To celebrate this modest re-branding, I have a competition giveaway! That’s right! Hold onto your hats folks, as the awesome people at QwikLabs donated a free AWS lab token a little while back after I gave them a shout out on this very blog. If you want to enter the competition to win this prize, all you have to do is enter your name and e-mail address into the virtual tombola and I will pick a winner at random on Friday August 12th. Rules below :-

  • Winner chosen at random and my decision on the winner is final
  • No cash alternatives (awesomeness has no price)
  • QwikLabs token is good until 31/12/2017
  • Names and e-mail addresses are for draw purposes only, and I will not share them elsewhere. I hate spam as much as anyone
  • Please don’t enter multiple times under false names, that’s just bad sport
  • No bribes please, I’m not a politician
  • Any post draw whiners will be directed to talk to the hand
  • Winner will be posted on this blog when the competition closes

To enter, click here and simply provide your name and e-mail address.

Good luck and even if you don’t win, please give QwikLabs a spin if you’re studying for AWS exams, they’re very good!