Top 5 Mid-level IT Certifications

This is part two of a 3 part series on the best certifications for IT newcomers, mid-level admins and Sr. level engineers. You’ve come to a point in your career where you feel like you’re an experienced IT professional. You have at least five years of experience under your belt and all of the entry-level…

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The best certifications for IT newcomers

This is part one of a 3 part series on the best certifications for IT newcomers, mid-level admins and Sr. level engineers. The hard part about being a newcomer in IT is just that: You’re new. Most newbies have little to zero experience but desperately want to snag some. Of course, most hiring managers will…

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Who needs college if you have these IT skills?

There is so much talk about how to be the most marketable candidate in the IT field and how to have an eye-catching, ironclad resume. Is it best to have certifications and experience without a degree? A degree and certifications with little experience? Certifications, experience and a degree? There are already so many posts that…

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What Symantec Backup Exec Can Do for You

What happens when your virtual infrastructure completely crashes? What happens if the facility that houses your infrastructure becomes a smoking hole in the ground? Do you have a good back up solution in place to protect your data from becoming forever lost? Have you ever used Symantec’s Backup Exec? As for backup software, Symantec’s Backup…

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The Key to the Future of the Software-Defined Data Center

This is a guest post by James Bowling, VCP-DCV/IaaS/Cloud, vExpert 2013. Over the years we have all seen the trend of new acronyms that pop-up in our industry. We have seen x86 virtualization grow from infancy to mainstream within our datacenters. These wonderful words that are brought forth are always funny to me at first….

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The “IT Divide” Problem

This is a guest post by vExpert Andrea Mauro, VCDX, vExpert 2013 Usually (especially in Country like mine) we common talk about the Digital divide that bring not equity, or at least not same opportunity, between different group. But this is mainly focused on the connectivity aspects and how accessing to broadband networks could be…

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How to Configure iSCSI Port Binding

This is a guest post by Chris Magiet of TrainSignal. How to Configure iSCSI Port Binding In order to share stored data using iSCSI port binding, you’ll need to configure multipathing. In this VMware training clip, vExpert Jason Nash will show you two ways to do this. If you don’t want to use multipath configuration,…

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We Have A Winner!!

Congratulations Jason Gaudreau! You are the winner of vDestination’s Free Trip to VMworld 2013! Jason had a great entry and was the lucky one that got pulled out of the hat late last night. This is super exciting and I’m looking forward to meeting Jason and getting to know him better. There will be a…

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Shut Down & Start Up 550 VMs in One Shot!

This is a guest post by Graham French Putting the power into PowerCLI Working in the world of virtualization, you meet some tough challenges. Some you’ve seen before, most of them are the first and last time you’ll ever encounter them. This particular challenge was new to me. How to shut down 550 virtual machines…

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