So the great thing about VMworld US is that they live stream the General Session for the rest of us who can't make it over to Vegas... whilst you can't get the whole VMworld US experience just by watching the GS live stream, at least you get to hear the same news as those in … Continue reading VMworld 2018 US – Day 1 General Session Round Up
So this blog post has been a bit late coming, mainly due to me coming back from Barcelona with a heavy chest infection and cold... and when you're sick, you tend to procrastinate alot... =) Looks like all the excessive late nights, early morning starts, long days, freezing cold breakout rooms (was anyone else cold??) … Continue reading VMworld 2017 Europe Wrap Up….
..... This update is a bit late going up because Tuesday evenings is 5-a-side footie for me.... =) So what was the General Session on Day 2 all about... well it kicked off with a fireside chat between Pat Gelsinger and Michael Dell, answering a few questions that were submitted the previous evening from attendees. … Continue reading VMworld 2017 US General Session Day 2
If like me, you're stuck in a sweltering London enjoying the bank holiday and watching the Game of Thrones season 7 finale, you may have forgotten that over in Vegas the city is just getting over the big fight of Mayweather vs McGregor and is now inundated with people looking to attend VMworld 2017 US. … Continue reading VMworld 2017 US General Session Day 1
Congratulations to those who have been recognised as vExperts and will be joining the group for the 2nd half of 2017! https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-second-half-announcement.html Also congratulations to existing vExperts who have been recognised as experts in the 2 sub categories - NSX and vSAN! https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-nsx-2017-award-announcement.html https://blogs.vmware.com/vmtn/2017/08/vexpert-2017-vsan-announcement.html I'm fortunate enough to be once again considered as a … Continue reading vExpert 2017 Announcements
Hmm.... so that was an interesting announcement from VMware last week!..... although if I'm honest it makes perfect sense! OVH Group announcing it's intent to acquire the vCloud Air Business from VMware: https://www.vmware.com/radius/vmware-cloud-air-evolves/ Last year when VMware announced their tie up with AWS - vCloud on AWS - many had already started wondering what that partnership would do … Continue reading VMware sells off vCloud Air to OVH
So over the past few months I've been seeing a lot of customers within the Public Sector and Education looking at transitioning off VMware vSphere and onto Microsoft Hyper-V! With tightening budgets or even budget cuts, IT admins in these industries are looking for quick wins in slashing their IT bills and many see dropping … Continue reading Opinion Piece on VMware Licensing
During a meeting with a client when I was going over how packets are processed within the IOChain between a VM and a vSwitch, I was asked a question that stumped me.... what happens at Slot 3? It's common knowledge that the first 4 and last 3 slots in the IOchain are reserved for VMware and … Continue reading VMware NSX – IOChain and how packets are processed within the kernel
So it's probably worth reminding everyone that there are still VMware products that are not yet supported on vSphere 6.5! I unfortunately found out the hard way when I broke my work's demo environment (or at least half of it). Now even though I've blogged about compatibility issues previously eating too many mince pies and drinking … Continue reading vSphere 6.5 Product Interoperability – brain fade moment!
My company - MTI Techology - recently undertook an engagement with IDG to produce a whitepaper highlighting how VMware NSX could be used to address Security, Automation and Innovation within the Financial market. TBH, the whitepaper can apply to any market who are experiencing the same business challenges! http://www.idgconnect.com/view_abstract/41130/security-automation-innovation-steps-drive-success-financial-services EDIT: Forgot to mention that you need … Continue reading MTI/IDG Whitepaper