Virtualization: One Guy’s Journey

A while back, last October in fact, I presented at the Edmonton VMUG. Being my first public presentation I wanted to keep things simple and familiar. I decided my topic should be the virtualization journey I’ve been on these many years. A big picture view of how and when I’ve met virtualization, leading to the environment I help design and manage today.

The presentation covers the evolution of the virtualization infrastructure at my places of work, beginning with client-side virtualization and leading to the enterprise. We’ll meet GSX in the wild, and a migration to the popular VI3. There will be the addition of virtual desktops, but not VDI. We’ll endure the great “status quo”, a split-personality migration (vCenter 5 & ESX4? Oh my!) and finally the implementation of vCloud Suite in a multi-datacenter environment.

You can find the presentation below, however to read the descriptive text you’ll need to visit its Haiku Deck page. Enjoy!

Virtualization: One Guy’s Journey – Created with Haiku Deck

Featured image photo by h.koppdelaney

Dee Abson

Dee Abson is a technical architect from Alberta, Canada. He's been working in the field of technology for over 20 years and specializes in server and virtualization infrastructure. Working with VMware products since ESX 2, he holds several VMware certifications. He is a 9x VMware vExpert. You can find him on Twitter and Mastodon.

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