Have Recruiters Crossed the Line?

My short answer is absolutely!  If you are in the IT industry and you have a good skill set backed with years of good experience, then it’s likely you are getting contacted by a recruiter in some form or fashion.  Years ago, it was the occasional phone call or email, and today it seems to…

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End-User Computing for the VMware Admin

Over the past 10 years, end-user computing (EUC) has been a big topic of conversation, and a game-changing technology.  Let’s think back to how desktop computers used to be provisioned: First, the hardware was procured—usually a giant, heavy, 32-bit tower PC that took up precious real estate on the end user’s desktop or was under…

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Did I Get VMworld Right??

How To Get the Most Out of VMworld 2017 Excerpt from an article in Virtualization Review on 8/15/2017. Every August is exciting to me for many reasons. First, August signifies the end of NFL training camp, meaning we’re just a few weeks from a new NFL season kicking off. Second, Aug. 8 is my birthday,…

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Win a Trip to VMworld 2017!

It’s been a couple of years now, but the vDestination VMworld Trip Giveaway is back!  I’m pleased to have put together a free trip to VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas.  Yes, you read it right, a free trip to VMworld 2017!  Have you been to VMworld before?  Is this your first time?  Either way, if…

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What does AirWatch Cloud Connector do?

Mobility is a rapidly growing sector and one that shows no signs of slowing down at any point in the future.  We all carry mobile devices, whether its a tablet, phone or laptop, and as an enterprise administrator it’s important that corporate resources are protected when viewed on the device.  Hopefully by now, most of…

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Configuring vSAN Networking

Configuring your networking correctly when deploying vSAN is crucial, that’s why I’ve chosen to focus on vSAN networking specifically as it relates to cluster settings.  There are several things you need to do when configuring vSAN and if you mess up the networking portion, it will give you headaches and create hours of troubleshooting for…

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Policy-Based Management for vSAN

For vSAN week at vDestination.com, I decided to focus first on how vSAN helps customers change their operational model.  With traditional storage management, there is a gap between what the application requires from a performance and service perspective and what can be provided from traditional storage.  Traditional storage has evolved over the years to adapt…

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The Friday 5: 9/23/2016

This week’s Friday 5 post, coincides with the release of the Magnificent 7, not really relative to the articles I picked but it definitely makes my blog post sound much cooler, just need Denzel to join a podcast!   Top 5 stories this week Why A Former VMware CTO Is Joining Cloud Startup Embotics: ‘VMware…

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Be Graceful with your VMs

Virtualization has given us a world of ease when it comes to IT/server administration.  Sometimes, it’s so easy to shut down and start up VMs that we forget the fact that these are actual servers. Under normal circumstances, an administrator doesn’t just yank the power cord on their Dells, or hold down the power button on the…

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Tech Ramblings: Fusion 8 & Workstation 12

It’s Thursday, that means it’s time to listen to my Tech Ramblings.  This week I focus on the hosted hypervisor (Type 2) offerings from VMware, Fusion (for Mac) and Workstation (for Windows).  Most of you have already heard of these products from VMware and some of you are new to them.  Good news, if you…

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