As One Chapter Closes…..

.... another opens! After 5 amazing years at MTI Technology, I've decided that it's time I moved on in order to progress my career..... this has been one of the hardest decisions I've had to make because I'm leaving behind a great bunch of folks and a team that's helped me get to where I … Continue reading As One Chapter Closes…..

Dell EMC VxRail Software Update – Spectre Guest OS leakage mitigation

I posted earlier in the year that Dell EMC had released a Security Advisory to address Spectre (Meltdown doesn’t really affect VMware and hence VxRail). One of the items that wasn't addressed in the original fix was Guest OS leakage mitigation between processes within the VM - this required CPU/BIOS microcode updates which were not yet available … Continue reading Dell EMC VxRail Software Update – Spectre Guest OS leakage mitigation

MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar

So last Thursday I was asked by the marketing peeps at my company, MTI Technology, to run a webinar with my colleague, Andrew Tang, around what Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is all about, why it's suddenly become so popular within the industry, and how best to secure a HCI solution. The webinar has now been uploaded for … Continue reading MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar

Dell EMC updates VxRail software to address Spectre

So Dell EMC have finally released the patches for their VxRail appliances, I know many of my customers were asking about these patches - in a way it's good it was slightly delayed given how many normal VMware customers experienced issues when patching and how one patch was pulled by VMware! The good thing about … Continue reading Dell EMC updates VxRail software to address Spectre

End of Availability of vSphere Data Protection

Wow.... ok..... so this was an interested announcement to receive. Whilst I kind of understand that VDP wasn't really deployed by the masses, it was still nice to be able to have a free backup solution if you were deploying a small VMware environment. The EoA of vSphere Data Protection pretty much means anyone wanting … Continue reading End of Availability of vSphere Data Protection

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

Where qualified partners stand with EVO:RAIL + What does the Future Hold for the product?

SearchVMware.com have just published a two-part article of mine where I've discussed the different QEP offerings in EMEA and what the future holds for EVO:RAIL.... I couldn't believe how hard it was to get decent technical material regarding some of the partners EVO:RAIL appliance... Fujitsu and HDS were the hardest to get any info from - … Continue reading Where qualified partners stand with EVO:RAIL + What does the Future Hold for the product?

EMC/VMware Buy Out Rumours

Earlier this week a colleague of mine brought two articles to my attention.... The first was an article about "Why EMC may buy out VMware", the second was a complete reversal - "Why VMware may buy out EMC". http://recode.net/2015/08/03/why-emc-may-soon-buy-out-not-spin-out-vmware/ http://recode.net/2015/08/05/emc-considers-a-buyout-by-its-own-subsidiary-vmware/ Interesting articles to read.....   EMC buying out the remaining stake of VMware and taking … Continue reading EMC/VMware Buy Out Rumours

EMC VSPEX Blue Launch

So last year after VMware announced EVO:RAIL at VMworld I held a quick tech session with my colleagues at MTI and we discussed what effects the Hyper Converged Infrastructure Appliances (HCIA) would bring to the market.... of particular we contemplated what EMC would bring to EVO:RAIL when it was announced that they would be a QEP (Qualified EVO:RAIL Partner). … Continue reading EMC VSPEX Blue Launch