The Journey to the Secure Software-Defined Data Center

So one of the key differentiators that my company, MTI Technology, has over some of the other VMware partners in the UK is that we have quite an established Security Practice (We even hold the Royal Warrant for security work for the Royal Household!) I've been asked to present a short deck on MTI's Secure … Continue reading The Journey to the Secure Software-Defined Data Center

VM displays to two port groups after migrating to a distributed vSwitch

Do you ever encounter the same issue over and over again and forget how you solved it the first time, or what caused it to happen in the first place?!? It happened to me today on a customer site..... we were migrating a couple hundred VMs off a standard vSwitch onto a newly created Cisco Nexus … Continue reading VM displays to two port groups after migrating to a distributed vSwitch

Cisco Announces its Software Defined Network – Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

So when I did my VMworld 2013 Europe round up, I mentioned that it was strange to see that Cisco were not one of the supported partners for NSX and I hinted at the possibility of Cisco having something SDN up their sleeves (also from rumours heard from Cisco employees)..... And so at the beginning … Continue reading Cisco Announces its Software Defined Network – Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Cisco acquires Whiptail

Opened up my work email this morning to be inundated with mails about Cisco acquiring the flash-array startup - Whiptail - for $415m... What makes this interesting was several years ago when I attended the launch of UCS blades, someone in the audience questioned whether Cisco would enter the storage arena.... the answer at that … Continue reading Cisco acquires Whiptail