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Vote for session 9057: vRA and VVol Perfect together

For anyone interested in VMware VVol technology you need to get ready for the takeoff of this technology in 2017. I have submitted a breakout session for how to use this awesome technology as part of your vRealize Automation deployment. It makes so much sense to put this at the centre of a Cloud deployment […]

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SDDC, I am your father, and I am called SDI

Listening to one of my favourite albums, by one of my favourite bands, Alt-J, I happened to glance across at the song title “Choice Kingdom”. It reminded me of what is going on in the ICT Industry today. We are in a world where some might say it’s All-or-Nothing. That’s their job, to disrupt, destroy […]

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VMware Support Summit #vTechSummit Cork Feb 24-25

On Tuesday and Wednesday I finally made it to the VMware EMEA Tech Support Summit in Cork, sponsored by GSS. I’d never been before and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Would it be a waste of time ? Not quite. In fact it was the opposite. I met up with my good buddy and fellow VCAP Ross Wynne […]

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Application Dependency Mapping with vCenter Infrastructure Navigator (VIN)

If you need to perform Application Dependency Mapping – ADM – also called Application Dependency Planning – ADP, there are a lot of different ways you can do so. Some automatically using software, some manually using software, and some using a pen and paper and workshops. You will likely use a combination of some or all of the […]

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Opinion Piece: The truth about Converged Systems

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. This post is not authorised or approved by my company and is based on my personal opinions. I hope you read on. A couple of weeks back Pure Storage announced their converged stack called the Flashstack. So now Hitachi has UCP Director, VCE has Vblock, Netapp has Flexpod. Now Pure […]

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It’s all about the Community: Let’s talk storage at UK VMUG [minus Koolaid]

Next week I’ve been asked to run a Community round table session at the UK VMUG. Not a word of a lie when I say this is a real honour for me. I haven’t done many of these so to be able to get involved and help out at this is a real pleasure. This is in […]

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