About Ather Beg

Ather Beg is a technology and virtualisation blogger and is Chief Virtualogist at Virtualogists Ltd, which is a consultancy focusing on virtualised solutions. Ather has worked in IT for over 20 years and contributes his findings on this blog. In addition to holding several industry-related certifications, he has also been awarded vExpert status by VMware.
22 02, 2018

Cloud Automation: Running Powershell (or other) scripts after reboots

By | 2018-02-22T09:58:56+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|AWS, Cloud, Virtualization, VMware, vRA, vRO|0 Comments

When it comes to IaaS cloud computing, one of the main requirements is the ability to automate all processes. After all, while the cloud environment can just be another platform to host IaaS machines, you wouldn't like to keep building machines manually. Plus, we all want to follow NIST's definition of cloud computing and it's not [...]

24 10, 2017

How to move disk group to new Synology NAS

By | 2017-10-24T11:25:58+00:00 October 24th, 2017|Synology|0 Comments

Just wanted to do a quick post on how easy it is to move an existing Synology disk group to a different Synology device. I recently had to do that but the information available wasn't too clear, especially with regards to the safety of existing data etc. It started a few months ago when my [...]

21 09, 2017

Ravello on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure goes GA!

By | 2017-09-21T17:59:41+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Ravello, Virtualization, VMware, vSphere|1 Comment

A few months back, I reported the return of Ravello with exciting new capabilities in the pipeline. Being a big fan of the technology, I was very excited to know what’s coming and couldn’t wait for its release. Today, I am pleased to say that Oracle is announcing the general availability of Ravello on Oracle [...]

15 09, 2017

VMworld Europe 2017 – Day 2 & 3

By | 2017-09-15T21:38:22+00:00 September 15th, 2017|VMware, VMworld|1 Comment

I started Day 2 by posting coverage of Day 1 of VMworld and all things of note since after landing in Barcelona. Then there was the run to the venue. Coincidentally, I got the same seat in the keynote as on Day 1 and next to Barry Coombs and Megan Warren. https://twitter.com/AtherBeg/status/907860626831179778 The keynote was [...]

15 09, 2017

Open TechCast: EP7: A Bit of a COO – A quick Conflab with Sanjay Poonen

By | 2017-09-15T21:22:42+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Open TechCast, VMware, VMworld|0 Comments

I hope you enjoyed our interview with Pat Gelsinger a few days ago. Today, we have another special treat for you. On Day 2 of VMworld Europe 2017, we interviewed Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer - Customer Operations at VMware. In the interview, we talked to him about life in general but also at VMware [...]