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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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An afternoon with PernixData’s CTO

An afternoon with PernixData’s CTO

Before I begin brain dumping my thoughts from yesterday I’d like to take a moment not only to thank Satyam Vaghani (PernixData CTO & Co-Founder) but also to Jane. Much like yourselves I receive invites to meetings, ‘free’ events, conferences, WebEx demos, etc… most days of the week but there seems little sincerity with these. So what’s the point? There’s too many other things to be doing and quite frankly...

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New VMwear website launched

New VMwear website launched

    As we begin 2014 the VMwear Spelling page moved. In the past few years quite a bit of content has been amassed and I thought it was time to dedicate a website to it. The website? http://bigvbigmlittlew.com/ Huge thanks to my colleague Sean Duffy (@shogan85) for the artwork – very much...

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VMworld Barcelona 2013 – Step count

VMworld Barcelona 2013 – Step count

A few weeks ago I posted this article and how I’d observed a few Tweets from some of the attendees at VMworld in the US earlier the year highlighting their steps walked and hours slept. Armed with an idea I thought I’d summarise the weeks steps during VMworld and others who’d kindly sent their information to me. To set the scene below some attendees arrived Sunday, some Monday so a total for the week is relevant to that...

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44CON, 2013 – My notes & thoughts

44CON, 2013 – My notes & thoughts

Infosec and me Attending the 44CON this year lead me to take a significant step out of my comfort zone in that I feel safe in virtualisation conferences, will boldly walk into a room and where appropriate introduce myself to someone new. But this event was something so off skew to my usual format I had to rely on inquisitive nature to lead me rather than confidence in a subject matter. Please note, I’ve not written that I’m a...

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VMworld Europe 2013 – Thursday

VMworld Europe 2013 – Thursday

VMworld Party In #vmworld3word Twitter talk it could be summed up as: Beer Food Music. Simple. The night was entitled ‘Superclub’ and various areas dedicated their decor and activities accordingly. A cordoned off section in the middle of the hall offer rollerskating to brave, experienced and foolhardy. Health and safety rules applied and as the onlookers cheered at tumbles it was clear to see that helmets and wristbands were a...

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