VMworld 2019 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up

So I guess there's no better time to dust off my keyboard and get back to blogging than talking about VMworld and what was announced during the Day 1 General Session! This year it's a bit funny as I'm no longer blogging as an outsider as I now work for VMware.... so without breaking any … Continue reading VMworld 2019 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up

DTW 2019 – VMware, Dell EMC, Microsoft!!

Wow... what an announcement at Dell Technologies World in Vegas yesterday!!! In fact I'm so excited by the announcement that I've broken my blog silence!! On that subject first - one the hardest things I'm doing at the moment is juggling my new job alongside my new baby. I told my boss recently that it … Continue reading DTW 2019 – VMware, Dell EMC, Microsoft!!

Intel L1 Terminal Fault Vulnerabilities – VxRail fix

So Dell EMC have finally released an update to VxRail that fixes the Intel vulnerability which Intel disclosed last month.... Software version 4.0.520 and 4.5.218.... I know a lot of customers have been asking why it's taken so long, but they have to understand that the VxRail is a turnkey appliance which means Dell EMC … Continue reading Intel L1 Terminal Fault Vulnerabilities – VxRail fix

MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar & Guide

Back end of February I presented a webinar with my colleague, Andrew Tang, around Key Challenges and Considerations for Securing Hyper-Converged Infrastructure. The webinar has been uploaded for public consumption by the marketing team at MTI Technology. As I mentioned previously in my blog, I don’t really touch upon product in this webinar as the … Continue reading MTI Secure Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Webinar & Guide

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