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#VCDX Post: Attributes of a successful defender

There are some key attributes I have seen in mentoring and being involved in VCDX mock defences that usually lead to successful defence outcomes. This does not mean exposing anything about VMware’s VCDX Rubrik (scoring model) which only panelists and VCDX Committee members have access to. In this post, I want to focus on candidate […]

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Virtualisation Poll Result 1: CPU and Memory Utlilisation

Recently I wrote a post looking for assistance with some questions regarding real-world Virtualisation deployments. It was partly for curiosity and personal reasons and partly for work-related reasons. I’m wishing now I had expanded it to make it more extensive. I plan to run the same thing later in the year and try and make this an annual […]

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Virtualisation Poll: Please Help by sharing

Hi, I’m looking to get some information regarding the average utilisation of virtualisation environments across the industry. This is not just for vSphere but Hyper-V and KVM too. There are only a few questions and this is to help me with design considerations and help guide good practice based on what is common in the industry, […]

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vSphere Storage Interoperability Series Part 2: Storage I/O Control (SIOC) 1 of 2

Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. However this post is not officially sanctioned by or speaks on behalf of my company. These thoughts are my own based on my experience. Use at your own discretion. This is the second part of my storage interoperability series designed to bring it all together. Here are the other […]

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vSphere Storage Interoperability: Part 1 Introduction

  Disclaimer: I work for Hitachi Data Systems. However this post is not officially sanctioned by or speaks on behalf of my company. These thoughts are my own based on my experience. Use at your own discretion. VMware vSphere has many features within its storage stack that enhance the operation of a virtual datacenter. When used […]

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Some new Study resources for VCP

Part of my remit in HDS is to help my colleagues within the EMEA region to focus more on being Virtualisation Architects, and less on being Storage Architects, and to advise and assist based on my own experience. I am a big advocate of VMware’s certification model and the whole ecosystem, so it makes sense to borrow and […]

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