22 08, 2018

Aviatrix – Cloud Networking Made Easy

By |2018-08-23T10:01:28+00:00August 22nd, 2018|Cloud, Cloud Field Day, Networking, Strategy, Tech Field Day|2 Comments

Aviatrix Systems presented their product "Aviatrix" at Cloud Field Day 4. For those who don't know, they are all about multi-cloud networking and automation of it. Their aim is to simplify cloud networking for hybrid scenarios in a secure and scalable way. Major public clouds like AWS, Azure and Google are already supported and support [...]

21 08, 2018

SoftNAS Cloud: Cloud Unlocker Storage?

By |2018-08-28T21:49:43+00:00August 21st, 2018|Cloud, Cloud Field Day, Storage, Strategy, Tech Field Day|2 Comments

SoftNAS Cloud is the flagship product that was presented at Cloud Field Day 4 by SoftNAS Inc. According to them, SoftNAS Cloud is a "data control and management" platform which enables companies to move their applications to the public cloud quickly. In doing so, they claim to have flexible solutions, ultra-fast transfer speeds and aim [...]

28 04, 2014

PernixData FVP Next – Game Changer?

By |2016-12-11T15:25:03+00:00April 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+00:00February 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+00:00October 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+00:00July 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 [...]