The case for investing in VMworld, Tech Ed and Cisco Live!

Technology is an ever changing field, and you must constantly broaden your skill set in order to stay ahead of the curve. Aside from studying and obtaining certifications and gaining hands-on experience, attending tech conferences can be one of the best ways to get ahead. Most tech conferences have a vendor solutions exchange or partner…

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Let’s Chat About vSphere 5.1 and other things…

About two weeks ago I was speaking with Rick Vanover of Veeam about the features of vSphere 5.1 and what they bring to the table. In the middle of our chat we thought “why not make this a podcast?” So here we are, we wrapped the podcast and it’s now online for your listening pleasure….

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Joining your ESXi host to a Windows Domain

It’s important to join your ESXi host to a Windows domain if there is one present in your architecture. Why? For one, you can use your Active Directory (AD) credentials to log into the host if you have to directly. That, in and of itself, is worth joining the host to the domain. Aside from…

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Book Review: Virtualization Essentials

Are you new to virtualization technology? Is this something you’ve wanted to learn about but have had a hard time finding the right guide to ease you into understanding it? I’ve been there, and I can tell you it’s hard to find one book that covers the basics of virtualization in easy to understand language…

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What’s your ‘How I got into IT’ story?

If you work in IT, you likely encounter a lot of professionals who have been in the industry for a long time. I have 14 years of experience myself—that’s a lot of time spent troubleshooting, studying and in the server room. When someone I meet for the first time asks me what I do for…

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Do You Have CloudCred?

This week I discovered something that’s been going on at VMware for almost a full month already, CloudCred. CloudCred or CloudCredibility is just that, a game you play to prove your credibility in the cloud. Does it really prove you have credibility with cloud related content? No probably not, but it does create a fun…

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