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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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UKVMUG 2014 – A day of technology and community

UKVMUG 2014 – A day of technology and community

  November 18th 2014 National Motorcycle Museum, Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ   The night before If you’re travelling up the night before there’s the chance to meet up with community fellows at the vCurry (this year sponsored by VMware vCloud Air) from 7pm at the National Motorcycle Museum, Bracebridge Suite. Once the food has been consumed a vQuiz is held. Teams are created and battle against each...

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VMware Fusion v7 – Unable to connect to the MKS:Login

VMware Fusion v7 – Unable to connect to the MKS:Login

Following the release last week of VMware Fusion v7 I’ve been looking into some of the new features (as well as appreciating the enhanced performance – Shared Folders on my Mac now runs like a rocket ). My favourite by far is the new ‘Connect to Server’ feature: It provides a very quick and easy way to get hold of VMs without needing to fire up the C# or web client – marvellous. Anyway, I happened to notice in...

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Nutanix SKO 2015 – my thoughts

Nutanix SKO 2015 – my thoughts

Attending my first Nutanix Sales Kick-Off event in Las Vegas this week I’ve come away quite exhausted. To be clear, it’s not because of the late nights or the beer – really The quantity and quality of sessions along with the content at times was an information overload, especially for me being a ‘newbie’. There are many things I’d be keen to share with you but at the moment much of this is...

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