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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VCAP-DCA Lab Talk Part 3: Homelab Physical Networking

It’s been a real long time since I wrote one of these posts concerning home labs. I’ve been using work labs for a while now but need to start working on the gathering rust at home too. I’ve kind of neglected the homelab of late but just did a refurb on the office so now it’s […]

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Synergy Open Source software for increased productivity in your Lab

I previously wrote a post HERE where I described using a Gaming PC running VMware Workstation as one virtual datacenter, connected to a MacBook Pro running VMware Fusion running another. I run SRM between them to simulate having two datacenters with a small Gig switch in between. It works well and is a pretty simple configuration. It’s […]

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Moving on to HDS (Hitachi)

It’s been too long since my last post. I’m glad to say I have something exciting to report. Next Tuesday I start a new role with Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) as Principal Consultant EMEA for VMware Solutions. This is a wide-ranging role that centres around HDS’ strategic decision to focus (even more) on VMware Solutions as […]

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VCAP-DCA Lab Talk Part 2: The Kit (and Kaboodle)

Recap:  In the last post I covered some of the reasons you might want to use a lab, as well as the basic options. If you haven’t seen it check it out HERE. Remember I’m recounting my experience and a certain level of general confusion, which I am trying to ensure you don’t replicate. We […]

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