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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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Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Northwest VMUG (UK) – Grandpa goes north.

Firstly, why Grandpa? Blame @greggrobertson5. Having only spent 2 days working with him (some time ago) he began to refer to me online in this manner and it’s stuck, and been adopted…by a few…and by my colleagues…and now even my partner. With the VMUG momentum picking up in the UK now more and more local ‘chapters’ are coming to life and in two weeks time I’ll be heading up to Manchester to meet new faces, really...

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VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service – Defy Convention

VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service – Defy Convention

Tuning into the announcement earlier today from VMware it was interesting to hear what in actual fact was a reality check to the current Cloud service providers. Before I pass opinion (and it’s my opinion only) let’s just summarise what’s been announced. Nutshell In a nutshell, VMware are providing Cloud hosted services enabling anyone currently using virtualised infrastructures hosted on vSphere to migrate them into...

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Nutanix announce NX-3000 and NOS 3.0

Nutanix – a vendor to keep an eye on I’ve been working and exploring many areas within the virtualisation industry since my first deployment of VMware’s ESX 2.5 Server back in 2005. So much has changed in the past 7 years with VMware and their portfolio. Seemingly every annual VMworld conference they announce a new innovation, an updated roadmap and an insight of their perception of the future data centre. The IT industry...

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UK VMUG, Nov 15th – Agenda and more

UK VMUG, Nov 15th – Agenda and more

The UK national VMUG is nearly upon us, hurrah. The VMUG committee has really pulled the stops out in getting well known, and importantly, community revered VMware speakers. I’ll also be there for one of the side sessions, challenging the participants to design a highly available infrastructure as part of a ‘Whiteboard Design’ session. You should easily be able to find me, I’ll be wearing this VMW User Group polo...

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VMware London User Group – July 19th

It’s less than a week now before the next London VMUG and already I’m excited. Why? Well, myself and Gregg (Robertson) are presenting a session targeted at the VMware vSphere features and whether they’re useful or just simply a Nerdknob. You, the audience, are key to the content and success of the session so it’ll be an open floor format to offer thoughts and recommendations based on your own real world experiences. Our session is at...

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