I’ll be talking Hypervisors in the Hyper-Converged World at @tech_unplugged

I’ll be talking Hypervisors in the Hyper-Converged World at @tech_unplugged

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be presenting a session during Tech.Unplugged on February 2nd in Austin, TX! Let me introduce the event briefly, for those that haven’t had the chance to attend: (Check out the full calendar, and register here)

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My session at #VeeamON 2015 on Cloud Connect (and Managed Backup Portal, Veeam Backup for Linux)

My session at #VeeamON 2015 on Cloud Connect (and Managed Backup Portal, Veeam Backup for Linux)

Together with my colleague Koen Buddelmeijer, I presented a session at Veeam’s VeeamON conference today. We talked about using Cloud Connect in different use cases, going beyond the current Backup-as-a-Service use case. Naturally, we spent some time discussing the new features of Veeam Backup & Replication version 9 and how it focusses on the Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service or DRaaS use case as well. Using Cloud Connect in 3 unexpected, awesome ways I want to do a short recap of our session …

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#NextConf running Nutanix Community Edition nested on Fusion

#NextConf running Nutanix Community Edition nested on Fusion

So at the .NEXT conference today, Nutanix released Community Edition. CE is a free, fully featured version of the Nutanix Virtual Compute platform, with PRISM and Acropolis additions. Community Edition is a 100% software solution enabling technology enthusiasts to easily evaluate the latest hyperconvergence technology at zero cost. Users can now experience the same Nutanix technology that powers the datacenters of thousands of leading enterprises around the world. Y U SO PHYSICAL? (well, not anymore) I wrote about Community …

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Nutanix Community Edition: Y U SO physical?

Nutanix Community Edition: Y U SO physical?

In the last couple of months, I’ve been part of closed alpha and beta programs on Nutanix Community Edition. Today, Community Edition, or CE for short, releases into the wild as a public beta program! Check CE out on the Nutanix website. In my post, I want to dive into what CE is, why it has been released this way, what the impact for your home lab is and finally some pointers where to get more, …

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure commoditizes operational procedures; but what’s next?

Hyper-converged Infrastructure commoditizes operational procedures; but what’s next?

Recently, at Tech.Unplugged, I had a couple of great conversations and sat in a couple of cool sessions. [email protected]‘s session on Hype-Convergence, @julian_Wood triggered me with this comment: Hyper-converged is rolling up all the very specialised bits into a single managed appliance. Get rid of complexity. #techunplugged — Julian Wood (@julian_wood) April 22, 2015 We discussed what makes HCI such a hot and interesting topic right now and besides all the hyped-up attention, there’s actually a lot …

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Achievement unlocked: #NutanixNTC 2014

Achievement unlocked: #NutanixNTC 2014

Earlier today, Nutanix announced the inaugural group of Nutanix Tech Champions. The NTC award is similar to the VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP community awards, rewarding members of the community on their efforts in sharing their knowledge and enabling fellow community members. This is an awards program that recognizes Nutanix and web-scale experts for their ongoing and consistent contributions to the community and industry, and provides them with unique opportunities to further expand their knowledge, amplify …

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Concluding #VeeamON by @jpiscaer

Concluding #VeeamON by @jpiscaer

After a busy week in Vegas, a delayed flight home and less than two days to spend with the family, I’m off to VMworld again. Let’s talk about VeeamON before the next hectic week starts, tough. On the conference, parties and amenities As for VeeamON, Veeam’s first conference: I’m impressed. The general feel of the event is very good and everything was taken care of in brilliant fashion. As a blogger and speaker at the event, …

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@CloudByteInc’s multi-tenancy enables vMotion-like storage flexibility

@CloudByteInc’s multi-tenancy enables vMotion-like storage flexibility

Back in November, I attended Storage Field 4, and CloudByte was one of the vendors presenting. I had put CloudByte on my to-do list item to cover them in a blog post as their message of multi-tenancy and QoS grabbed my attention, and I wanted to dive into their product and cover their technical solution. After months of testing (and changing focus as they themselves changed focus; more on that later), I finally got around to writing up my …

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VMware Fusion 7 Pro: connect to vSphere VMs remotely!

VMware Fusion 7 Pro: connect to vSphere VMs remotely!

VMware Fusion 7 Pro brings a lot of new stuff to the table. For me, the most important new features are: New virtual hardware New virtual hardware version, with support for the advanced Haswell processor features (AVX2) for better performance with multimedia, encryption and decryption tasks, a new virtual webcam, an updated virtual USB3.0 controller and the ability to assign up to 2GB of vRAM to the virtual graphics card. Power Management A lot of …

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EMC VNXe3200 in Ze Klauwd: on good documentation and how licensing sucks

EMC VNXe3200 in Ze Klauwd: on good documentation and how licensing sucks

A while back, Chad Sakacc announced an EMC ‘Summer Gift Give-away‘, in which he had 10 brand spankin’ new VNXe3200 arrays available for volunteers and bloggers to play with. Here’s the scoop: You will have the array for 8 months. It MUST be shipped back – so don’t request unless you are ok with that model. If you don’t ship it back, you will get charged for it – and while the VNXe is incredible …

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