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What’s important to you? Nerdknobs or delivering Applications?

What’s important to you? Nerdknobs or delivering Applications?

It’s that time of year when the european VMware community descend into Barcelona to absorb all the key messaging, explore the latest versions of the vSphere eco-system via the Hands-on-Labs and learn about new products from vendors in the Solutions Exchange. If, like me, you’re attending then let’s meet and talk. As you may well know I work for Nutanix and I’ll be on booth duty to talk all things hyper-converged and if any of you are using...

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Import vSphere VM in Nutanix CE (Community Edition)

Import vSphere VM in Nutanix CE (Community Edition)

The Nutanix software story The recent announcement and release of Nutanix’s Community Edition, aka Nutanix CE, as a general availability download is a clear indication that the company is a software company. Yes, hardware is available to purchase but this is more to show that on a stable known platform the software can deliver. Much like Apple’s hardware and operating system, as in there are specific validated models for their OS X to run....

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Nutanix CE (Community Edition) – home lab.

Nutanix CE (Community Edition) – home lab.

If you’re following Nutanix related tweets you will have noticed the first User Conference is being held in Miami this week. The .NEXT Conference is a sell out so if you’ve not been able to attend keep an eye on this area for more information. Following the official announcement today and launch of the (Beta version of) Community Edition of the Nutanix software it’s now time to get your hands on it. Sign up here...

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Hardware, get back in your box

Hardware, get back in your box

It’s been a slow and drawn out process but I think it’s realistic to say the days of doubting the capability of virtual machines and virtualisation are finally over. In the dawn of x86 virtualisation sceptical IT departments were hesitant to recommend virtual machines were suitable (and indeed capable) to deliver services for “Live” and “Production” workloads. If push came to shove when virtualisation...

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vExpert Word Cloud

vExpert Word Cloud

As many of you know I’ve been sending out vExpert stickers (see my Macbook below) to vExperts in exchange for a quote on my website about why you’re proud to be a vExpert. Shortly after introducing a WordPress plug-in to my blog to show the quotes I noticed the bandwidth utilisation began to increase dramatically, so much so that my hosting provider began charging for excess bandwidth. I have no idea how or what the plug-in was...

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Steve Chambers – goes underground

Steve Chambers – goes underground

I was very confused to see a raft of Tweets about Steve this morning and his departure from Microsoft, albeit too late to join a conversation with him before he literally deleted his account. It appears his Facebook account has also followed suit. Checking his Viewyonder site it states his experiment is over. Many of us have seen his SoMe outbursts in the past 9 months and thought long and hard about them at times. Some have been work and...

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