Tech Field Day 12 – Kickoff

  Next week is the start of Tech Field Day 12, and I am honored to be selected as a delegate!  I’ve attended some previous Tech Field Day events, both at VMworld, but this will be my first full event. What is Tech Field Day?  It’s an event put on by Gestalt IT Media, that brings […]

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Composable Infrastructure and HPE’s Synergy

  Recently, HPE invited me out to California for HPE Tech Day, and also the Nth Symposium.  I had a great time, and was happy to see what HPE has been up to! During the Tech Day briefing, I was introduced to a term I hadn’t heard before – Composable Infrastructure. Let’s start with the […]

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Veeam Replication – VM Failover

Part 1 here: Veeam Replication – Installation Part 2 here: Veeam Replication – Configuration Part 3 here: Veeam Replication – VM Replication The last part of the Veeam portion of the Replication Roundup, is VM Failover.  While Veeam has failover plans, and has some powerful advanced settings, for the series, replication and failover will be […]

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Docker – Tech Field Day Extra @ VMworld 2016

  While attending VMworld 2016 in Las Vegas this year, I was invited to sit on the Tech Field Day panel for Monday.  One of the companies presenting was Docker. Mike Coleman from Docker presented to the panel and did a great job.  While I am familiar with containers conceptually, I have not yet implemented them in […]

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Why VSAN All-Flash is the right choice

  VMware’s HCI (Hyper-Converged Infrastructure) solution is VSAN – or Virtual SAN.  It’s a kernel based solution built right into the ESXi Hypervisor, that allows each server to consume local storage, and pool it together and share it back out to the VMware cluster.  A minimum of 2 hosts is required (plus another witness appliance) or […]

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VMworld Day 1

After Partner Exchange, VMworld officially kicked off Sunday night, with a welcome reception in the Solutions Exchange.  The welcome reception is a great time to get a layout of the solutions exchange, and to start talking with some of the vendors at VMworld.  Accompanied by drinks and hor devours,  VMware makes it’s customers feel at […]

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VMworld Benefit – Community!

  This year will be my 5th year attending the largest virtualization conference in the world, VMworld 2016.  I still remember my first year – arriving into San Francisco in 2012 wide-eyed and overwhelmed.  My hotel was a good 25-minute walk away from a convention center that was mostly underneath the ground. Once I finally […]

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