Category Archive: Trending

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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Apr 12

An Introduction to Oracle ZFS Storage – A Heavy Hitting Performance Solution for VMware environments 1/2

This is a two-part blog post that will provide you with an overview of Oracle ZFS and how it relates to VMware environments. The first part (this blog post) will introduce Oracle ZFS storage and discuss the architectural fundamentals and how they benefit VMware workloads. The second part will look at VMware specific support, integration …

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Mar 24

Update – A hiatus? Yes please!

Happy new year! I hope that my readers have had a good break and are fully refreshed to hit 2016 running, I know for me it is going to be a defining year after 2015. (its now March and 2015 seems a long time ago!). I have not blogged for a while and have been …

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Feb 11

VMware vExpert 2015 – what does it really mean to me

Short note to help promote and congratulate the latest vExpert 2015 awardees announcement, and a special welcome to new folk on the list. I am typing this on an iPad so grammar isn’t going to be a strong point especially because of IOS semi-intuitive autocorrect feature, I’ll try clean it up later. The list has …

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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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Oct 25

Achieving Strategic Business Value from a Sound BURA strategy for CIO’s

Recently I wrote a summary discussion on an Executive Brief by Frost & Sullivan (F&S) titled Beyond Overhead: How Your Backup and Recovery Architecture Can Contribute to Strategic Business Success., rather than duplicating the article here. The discussion post was published on the worldwide HP Transforming IT Blog site: http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Transforming-IT-Blog/Achieving-Strategic-Business-Value-from-a-Sound-BURA/ba-p/148027 Would love to know your thoughts on …

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Jun 02

VMware Horizon Mobile and Switch

About a month ago, VMware announced two new “VMware Ready” devices for their VMware Horizon Mobile software,  although Apple iPhones are still yet to make an appearance in this list – this is still something I am very excited about. Firstly, because its an area where I am still technically upskilling  and secondly because I …

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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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Feb 19

Cloud-Land

So Cloud-Land appears to be getting smashed on the traffic plan it is on…… So……………………………….. Time for some optimisation!,  I’ve just paid for an upgrade with my web host company so apologies if you have been seeing time out error messages due to excessive concurrent traffic,  it should hopefully cease now. On the plus side, …

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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  

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