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VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 2

Monday’s when VMworld really kicks into gear. Starting with the first general session and the kick-off of the week’s worth of sessions, panel discussions and other activities. Let’s get right to the Roundup Rundown: General Session While not the finally tally, it was...

VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 1

Another satisfyingly exhausting day of VMworld in the bag. TL;DR: Exercise, registration, on with the show, utter madness, and friends both new and old. On to the rundown. Exercise The day started with the VMworld 5k Fun Run at Chrissy Field. If I...

VMworld 2014 Roundup: Day 0

Touchdown SFO! I’ve been up for eight hours already, and the day’s just started! It’s not quite noon in sunny-with-clouds San Francisco and I’m catching my breath quickly while I wait to check into the hotel. The One About the Tardis Having a...

VMworld 2014 Preview: Personal Experience

Last year was my first visit to VMworld. I was very fortunate and happy to attend, however I was also quite overwhelmed. There is so much to take in and you want to try to experience it all but it’s just not physically...

VMworld 2014 Preview: Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are a staple at VMworld. They offer customers access to curated experiences for VMware, and VMware partner, solutions in a working environment. It’s not demo wizardry, you actually touch and interact with the real products, in an actual environment spun up...

Congratulations to our Contest Winners!

Congratulations to our Contest Winners! Joshua Ferrell (@Josh__Ferrell) and Daniel Tromp (@DanielTromp) are the winners in our T.B.D. in July contest. Their names were drawn from all the comments and tweets referencing T.B.D. in the month of July*. *The contest actually ran until August...

VMworld 2014 US Recommended Sessions

The dust settled a few weeks ago and the VMworld Schedule Builder has since been fully armed and operational. Sessions were rapidly filling up and I had to get in the queue for a large number of sessions. The VMworld crew must be...

Do post office boxes remind you of nodes?

Latest Wave of Virtual SAN Ready Nodes

The latest wave of VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes have been announced today by VMware. You can look over the available models from vendors such as Dell, Fujitsu, HP and SuperMicro by grabbing the latest Virtual SAN Ready Nodes document. Ready (Nodes) for...

vSphere Island Clusters

Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Tale A very important, and sometimes underappreciated, area of vSphere design is the humble cluster. The cluster is a fairly well understood concept. After all, it’s just a grouping of ESXi hosts, right? Well, yes, however...