Nothing but ClearSky Ahead

This last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a Tech Field Day event, in Boston, Massachusetts. During the event, ClearSky invited us to their headquarters and took the time to present their vision and solution.  I must admit, I had not heard of ClearSky prior to the event, but doing some quick reading, my appetite was whet to learn more. The Lowdown: Founded in 2014, ClearSky aims to provide storage in a way that is a little outside the box.  Most storage admins are aware that the majority of[…]

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Ravello and the Oracle Cloud Journey

  I was invited out to attend the first ever Ravello Blogger Day at Oracle headquarters in San Francisco, California.  The event was arranged by the Tech Reckoning team lead by John Troyer. To be completely honest, I was apprehensive to attend an Oracle event.  While I have used Ravello for lab and testing work the past couple years, when they were acquired by Oracle I thought the end was near.  Ravello was a great solution to running VMware-based workloads on public cloud infrastructures like AWS or Google Cloud, but[…]

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Time for a Change

  After 15 years of working with various IT consulting companies, or VARs (Value Added Resellers) – I’ve decided it’s time for a change.  While I’ve enjoyed the time, and the opportunity to work with lots of different technology and products, what I’ve found is as an IT generalist, you sometimes feel like you can’t dive deep enough into certain areas.  To change that, I’ve decided to dive deep into a product I love and focus on it and it’s ecosphere.  Thus, the big news: I am joining Veeam! I[…]

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Talking about Community at VeeamOn 2017

  Last week was Veeam’s Availability conference, VeeamOn, in New Orleans, LA.  I was able to get some time with Nigel Hickey and Matt Crape on the showroom floor and talk about the community that surrounds IT and virtualization.  I am currently a VMUG leader for Cincinnati, OH.  Nigel is a VMUG leader for Houston, TX. Matt Crape is a VUG (Veeam User Group) Leader in Ontario Canada.

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Ransomware Talk with fellow Veeam Vanguards

  While at VeeamOn 2017, I had an opportunity to talk with my fellow Veeam Vanguards.  With the hot topic of WannaCry ransomware the week before, we decided to sit down and talk about ransomware, employee education, and backup protection from encryption.  Thanks to Ian Sanderson and Dean Lewis.

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VeeamON 2017 – New Announcements from Day 1

  On Tuesday, VeeamOn was kicked off the morning general session.  If you aren’t familiar, VeeamOn is the premiere  availability conference, hosted this year in New Orleans; running for 2 days, with a third day dedicated for partner sessions. Peter McKay, co-CEO of Veeam took the stage, and started sharing some statistics with the over 3000 attendees.  Here’s just some of those stats about Veeam: 74% penetration of Fortune 500 companies Over 400,000 customers 73 Net Promoter score! 87% Renewal rate of support agreements 33% growth in Q1 Planning to[…]

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v101tv – vSphere Cluster Configuration

  In this episode, we cover some of the cluster level features, such as HA, DRS, and DPM – and talk about predictive DRS, as well as demonstrate live in the lab and HA failover, and DRS working to meet VM resource requirements.  

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