Category Archive: Cloud

Jan 13

A new year brings…………..?

Good new year to you!  I trust that if you are reading this then you survived the Christmas and New year break and hopefully took some time off to spend it with family and friends. Last year, brought a ramp up in the adoption of Cloud services among many organisation  – probably not as much as …

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Aug 07

A look back at Traditional Backup and forward to the Cloud with ‘VeeamOn’.

This year, Veeam is holding its first annual conference “VeeamON” focused on the evolution of Virtualization, the shift to the cloud, and in particular Data Protection and why now, more than ever data availability should be on the focus list of every single CIO/CDO across the globe. Why is data protection important? Let’s take a …

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Apr 16

Cloud-Land goes Cloud!

 So I have spent the best part of a day configuring Microsoft Office 365 to use my Cloud-land domain name. The hardest part (and not actually hard) was creating  DNS records within the domain portal to verify that I did indeed own the domain name. One of the best parts is that I can now use …

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Sep 15

vCloud Director 5.1 Documentation

The vCloud Suite is a complex combination of vSphere,  vCloud Networking and Security (vShield), vCenter Operations  with vCloud Director automating the show with all products now aligned at version 5.1.   VMware has also released an updated vCloud Architecture Toolkit  (vCAT) for vCloud Director.  The vCAT provides modular components so that you can design a …

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Sep 04

This crazy thing called Flash

  Earlier this year (I actually wrote this post to co-incide with the announcement but it has sat in my draft box ever since – my bad…), we announced the HP 3PAR StoreServ 7450 – A purpose built flash optimised 3PAR array designed for the environments wheres things can get a little ….. crazy.     …

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Aug 19

Back from Holiday “Vacation” and VMworld

Finally back from an epic time in the US of A,  VMworld next week.  I was intending on doing a post on the leadup to VMworld including a timetable of events I will be attending.  For those who are going, get in touch – would be great to catch up/meet some of you..  HP are …

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May 30

vExpert 2013 award

        Yesterday, VMware announced this years awardees with the prestigious  vExpert 2013 title, an award that has been around since 2009 to recognise individuals on their contributions to the global virtualization and cloud community.  The list is put together by VMware and in particular John Troyer (@JohnTroyer) and the VMware Social Media & Community Team- …

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Apr 14

VMware Partner Exchange 1-2 May Australian Technology Park

    This year  VMware Partner Exchange will be held at the Australian Technology Park South Sydney between 1st May – 2nd May. This event takes place every year in different regions all around the world giving VMware partners and associates a glimpse on  next-generation VMware products and programs so they are better prepared to talk to …

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Feb 24

Guest podcast spot on Calvin’s ‘Around the Storage Block’ blog. (VMware VMUG, VMware PEX)

Recently, Calvin Zito , Craig Waters and myself jumped on a call to discuss a range of topics around VMware – more specifically Craig’s involvement in Melbourne VMUG and what the recently VMUG meeting in Melbourne had in store. We also discussed the upcoming VMware PEX which Calvin will be going along to. Unfortunately, there is also …

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Feb 18

Which 5 IT areas look to prosper in 2013?

Which 5 IT areas look to prosper in 2013? Check out my latest trending article on our HPSD site,  thanks to @HPStorageGuy for hosting it. Click Which 5 IT areas look to prosper in 2013? to read!    

Feb 06

There and back again: Storage in the 21st Century

Where is storage going in this century?  How does it integrate with Cloud? What should CIO’s be aware off in this new age?  Want to find out? My blog post on this is now live on the HP site, you can have a read at http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Transforming-IT-Blog/There-and-back-again-Storage-in-the-21st-Century/ba-p/130519  

Dec 04

Introducing the new kids on the block… HP 3PAR StoreServ 7000

                      Today, at HP Discover in Frankfurt, we announced a new line of HP 3PAR storage systems boasting smarter architecture, higher storage capacity and greater performance for customers. Built for converged infrastructure, cloud and virtual environments Without being bias, I believe the HP 3PAR architecture …

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Aug 07

Official Blog for HP.com

I am now blogging for HP.com WW, I will endeavour to try and update this blog as much as I can. Running two blogs is time consuming!! check out my first post on HP.com here – “Taming Big Data”, please comment – I like reading and responding to any suggestions or feedback etc.   Thank you …

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Sep 08

Cloud Computing – My own definition.

This will no doubt be tweaked over the years to come, but I thought I would share my own personal definition of what the concept of cloud computing is today. “Cloud Computing refers to a virtual shared IT infrastructure where resources are provisioned as required from a shared pool of computer, storage and network on …

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