28 04, 2014

PernixData FVP Next – Game Changer?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00 April 28th, 2014|FVP, Strategy, View, Virtualization, VMware|0 Comments

Like many other storage enthusiasts, I also attended the live Storage Tech Field Day 5 (#SFD5) presentation by Satyam Vaghani (@SatyamVaghani) of PernixData (@PernixData).  In case you missed it, here is a link to recordings of the presentation, conveniently broken down into areas of focus. The presentation was about the current version: PernixData FVP 1.5, [...]

24 02, 2014

Book Review: VMware vCloud Security

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:05+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Book Review, Cloud, Firewall, Review, Strategy, vCenter, vCNS, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, vShield, vSphere|1 Comment

Security is a subject that has historically been overlooked by companies/vendors when it comes to deployment of new systems.  Generally, an easy and quick way out is preferred, especially when there are time-pressures to deliver a project or solution. That situation is exacerbated due to the fact that techies don't generally give security much thought [...]

31 10, 2012

Building (or Upgrading) a Virtual Home Lab Machine – Part II

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:07+00:00 October 31st, 2012|Hardware, Strategy, Virtual Lab, Virtualization, VMware, Windows, Workstation|3 Comments

In my last post, I discussed the things that are important to me when I am considering to build a new machine for my lab and my reasons for choosing certain options when building a new one.  I promised to report on what I bought and built after making the decisions above and how it went, [...]

30 07, 2011

vSphere 5.0 and the new licensing model

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 July 30th, 2011|ESX, Strategy, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|0 Comments

For those of you who follow VMware products closely, the past couple of weeks have been quite interesting.  VMware has announced vSphere 5.0 which has a lot of new exciting features and as always, bigger limits for resources that people are unlikely to hit... ever!  However, it is unfortunate that this version of vSphere is making headlines [...]

30 09, 2010

Ideal Vendor Introduction: What can we do for your company?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 September 30th, 2010|Strategy|0 Comments

Companies involved in IT (or other fields), usually develop relationships with vendors/consultant firms over years of working with them.  We are no different and also have such relationships.  However, the time has come for our account manager in one such company to move on to bigger and better things.  Generally, it's customary for account managers to introduce you to [...]

6 04, 2010

Right time for VDI?

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:09+00:00 April 6th, 2010|Strategy, VDI, Virtualization|0 Comments

I started working with Virtualization when VMware made it available to the x86 environment, little more than a decade ago.  People didn't really know about it and things that we take for granted these days, were quite difficult to do.  For that reason, take up was a bit slow but in recent years with technologies maturing, it has [...]