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VMware NOW – Hear the latest as it happens

VMware NOW – Hear the latest as it happens

VMware’s Cloud strategy continues its mammoth momentum within the industry, setting new standards and giving the competition another direction to fast follow. VMware typically use their VMworld conference (hosted in the U.S.) to make announcements and deliver their perception of the world of virtualisation, Cloud and the glue in-between. This is all very well of course, if you’re able to make it to the VMworld conference but...

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VMworld 2011 so far…

It’s Partner Day here at the Bella Centre, a slightly more controlled and less frantic environment which I’m sure will change tomorrow. The conference centre is cleary divided in terms of interest, in one area it’s a Partner only entrance where the thrust of VMware’s proposition is being felt. Many facts and figures divulged but in summary VMware aren’t doing badly. 37% year on year growth if you must know....

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The UK VMware User Group – November 2011

The next few weeks are stacking up to be a interesting learning curve leading to exciting opportunities to network with highly revered community champions in the VMware virtualisation arena. VMworld in Copenhagen is fast approaching but this post is about the VMware User Group where like minded techies get to rub shoulders with people they’ve read about and perhaps communicated with electronically. There’s the obligatory...

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VMware vSphere ESXi – Free or Licensed?

I was posed this question yesterday: Customer - “Could I not use the free edition of ESXi for my deployments?”. Me - “Yes, that’s perfectly fine. It won’t impact the operational aspects. You’re not utilising any features just simply the Hypervisor.” Customer – “Oh right, so why should I pay for a license then?” Me - “If you choose the free version of ESXi, called, VMware...

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VMware VCP v5 announced.

Well, only a week after the announcements of the latest 150 feature updated version of VMware’s ESXi bare metal hypervisor the certification information has been released. http://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=12457&ui=www_cert If you’re an existing VCP v4 then you have until February 29th 2012 to take the exam without the need to attend a training course. Hurry up VMware and release v5 so I can start swotting....

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London VMUG – July 14th 2011

Once again those nice people steering the London VMUG (nudged along by Jane) have managed to whip up a storm, frenzy and interesting content. Well I say interesting, there’s a lot to learn if it’s your bag. For me, it’s great. Content aside though you”ll meet over a 100 peers and have the opportunity to meet existing and new online community fellows. Review the content and register here :...

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