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How have most organizations been building hybrid clouds to date?
Back in the noughties I made the conscious decision as a Storage guy to immerse myself into what was being termed server virtualization and understanding the product offerings of a relatively new company named VMware. To this day I remember the incredulous looks and responses I receive...
Incredibly it's that time of year again when voting commences for the Top Virtualization blog of the year and I've just been pinged a note that The SANMAN blog has been nominated again for voting! Last year's nomination was also a nice surprise as the blog ended up being a New Entry in...
I was recently interviewed for an article with CloudTech
Virtualisation needs to move beyond the business value of simply consolidating workloads and saving on power and cooling. Virtualisation now offers the ability for businesses to transform their operational models and more importantly their application lifecycle management processes.
For most organizations application releases are analogous to extremely tense
Well we were warned that "Le Vblock" was only part one and was to be continued...and
So this link to the below video was waiting in my inbox this morning with the following lyrics and a note that this was Part 1.Welcome to the ViB:
A cryptic email with the number 425-3355-89109 and a link to the short video below. Who are the ViB? With a voice like that I'm not arguing.... 
I've recently been inundated with a number of sporadic emails from a certain account named ViB. While I initially thought it was some kind of hoax I started to realise that this was a serious account as I was being sent exclusive information
I was recently asked to take part in a debate for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper on the subject of "How will IT infrastructure evolve?". In case you missed it, it's now
If you were to ask EMC or VMware whom they consider their major threat and competition you’d be easily forgiven for being mistaken to think it was NetApp, HP or offerings such as Hyper-V. With many terming us to now be in the third era of corporate computing, with mainframe and the cli...
While pop stars have the Grammys, actors & actresses have the Oscars and Simon Cowell's latest manufactured projects have the Brits, techie geeks such as myself have the annual pleasure of voting for the Top Virtualization Blogs.
It’s been nearly 11 months since I joined VCE as a vArchitect. In
With every new version of vSphere, you’re almost guaranteed an abundance of new features aimed at not only improving previous functionality but also making a VM admin’s life
Of the many CIOs that I have had the pleasure to either work for or discuss with, one of
So sadly it's the end of another VMworld and it's goodbye Barcelona. I got to meet some great people both old and new.During my time there I also managed to squeeze in a quick ten minute session with the cool guys at vBrownbag
One of the best things about
Love it or hate it, ITIL and Change Management will always be an integral part of any IT set up with regulations such as BASEL II, FISMA, SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) and HIPAA constantly breathing down the neck
Are VMware slowly becoming the new Oracle? That was the question being asked
I'm delighted to have been asked by BrightTalk to present a webinar for their upcoming Enterprise Storage Summit. I hope you can join and look forward to your feedback! Here are the details:
This last fortnight there’s been a cacophonyof hyperbole and at times marketing fluff from vendors and analysts withregards to Reference Architectures and Converged Infrastructures. As IBM
SystemAdmins were generally the early embracers and end users of VMware ESX as they immediately recognized the benefits of virtualization. Having been bogged down with the pains of running physical servers such as downtime for maintenance, patching and upgrades, they were the natural a...
Back in March 2009, when Cisco announced the launch of their UCS platform and subsequent intention to enter the world of server hardware, eyebrows were raised including my own. There was never any disputing that the platform would be adopted by some customers, certainly after seeing ho...
IOPS is commonly recognized as a standard measurement of performance whether to measure the Storage Array’s backend drives or the performance of the SAN. In its most basic terms IOPS are the number of operations issued per second, whether, read, writes or other and admins will typicall...
The key to a Disaster Recovery investment is being able to test and failover i.e. check that it actually works. Hence it is vital that the SAN that is being used for this replication be optimized and provide a RTO that meets with the business’ demands.
As I wrap up my last couple of days working with Virtual Instruments, I've been working closely with our Marketing team
If you've ever been involved with VMware it's more than likely that you've heard of Mike Laverick. As well as being a VM Guru, vExpert, all-round cool guy and author of great books such as "
Yearly prediction blogs are so clichéd hence why I’ve always tried to avoid writing one. Despite this I’ve always made a mental note of technology, products or companies that I thought were going to really do well in the upcoming year. Back in 2008 I felt VMware were going to really ta...
2011 was a year where despite the economic constraintseverything Big