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    The Top 5 Enterprise Type 1 Hypervisors You Must Know

    Before we list the top 5 enterprise type 1 hyerpvisors, you might be wondering, "what is a type 1 hypervisor"? If you don't already know, read our post What Is a Type 1 Hypervisor? A hypervisor is so… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Getting Chippy: Intel vs. AMD in 2019

    The year 2019 may well be the year during which the downfall of the x86 processor begins. Predicting the end of x86 is a bit like predicting the year of the Linux desktop, but this time around, someth… Read More

    By Keith Ward
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    HotLink Offers DRaaS to Reduce Your DR Blood Pressure

    I recently wrote about a product that leverages public cloud resources such as Amazon Web Services to provide backup and recovery for on-premises workloads. Another such solution is HotLink’s DR Exp… Read More

    By James D. Green
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    Solving VMware vSphere Tools Are Outdated or Not Installed

    One of the most common problems you'll ever see in any VMware vSphere infrastructure is the error message "VMware Tools are Outdated or Not Installed". For those who don't know, VMware Tools are a sui… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Better Disk Image Deployment: SmartDeploy

    Editor's Note: The following post was authored by Nigel Hickey a vExpert, VCP5-DCV, VCA [DCV | WM | Cloud], Blogger and Infrastructure Administrator. At one time or another you have likely spent al… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Open Source: Projects to Watch (hint: OpenStack and Docker)

    We've been seeing a lot of activity around open source projects lately. It isn't that they haven't existed before, but there is an increased focus on open source software that is proving to be a power… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Monkeying with Infrastructure: How Netflix Dealt with EC2 Reboots

    As we've seen recently in the news, the shellshock vulnerability, also know as Bash bug, has become a new issue for servers around the world. Outside of that, there was also a Xen Security Announcem… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Top 5 VMware Admin Tips to Keep App Owners Happy

    In my last post, Storage Education and Learning Resources for VMware Admins, I provided numerous resources for VMware Admins to get up to speed on storage. Whenever you think about storage, and the r… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Storage Education and Learning Resources for VMware Admins

    You may be one of the many VMware admins who were unwillingly dropping into the world or storage when you wanted to take advantage of advanced VMware features like high availability (HA) and distribut… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    MARVIN (aka EVO) Revealed! VMware Becomes a Hyperconverged Hardware Provider

    There has been a lot written in the last week as VMware unveiled its new hardware offering EVO:RAIL and the upcoming EVO:RACK which will be available in the coming months. This is an interesting step… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    SimpliVity Puts the S in Cisco UCS; Announces New Relationship

    This is a big day for the team at SimpliVity as they announce a new relationship with Cisco to provide the SimpliVity PCIe Accelerator Card and OmniStack feature set on Cisco UCS C240 M3 Series Rackm… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Welcome VMware to the Jersey Shore: vCHS Opens a New Jersey Data Center

    This is definitely not the reality show that you would expect, but it is a strong move by VMware to continue to expand their vCloud Hybrid Service footprint by opening up their latest data center in t… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    OnMetal: Single-Tenant Cloud the Rackspace Way

    Rackspace has announced something that will be exciting many customers where may have been on the fence about multi-tenant cloud and the concerns that they have around them. Today on the Rackspace bl… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    When Zero Trust is a Good Thing: VMware NSX Security

    As firewalls and security management become more integrated with virtual environments, there are big changes happening in how we design, deploy, and manage these products. VMware NSX is neatly integra… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Marvin: VMware Hyper-Converged Platform?

    This is no paranoid android, but it may be making some of VMware's converged and hyper-converged hardware partners a little paranoid. With the very recent trademark application, VMware may be signa… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Opinion: Protect, *then* Perfect – An Inverted Approach to DR

    Ed Note: The following is an opinion post by Shannon Snowden, Senior Technical Marketing Architect at Zerto. One thing has been made clear to me while designing and implemention DR solutions like V… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    VMware vCenter Heartbeat Officially Flatlined

    While the reasoning may not be fully known yet as to why it has happened, VMware has chosen to mark the vCenter Server Heartbeat product as EOA (End of Availability) as of June 2, 2014. It has been no… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Breaking News: Scott Davis, Former VMware CTO, Joins Infinio as CTO

    While everyone was watching WWDC yesterday to see what announcements were coming out, something was happening in the world of virtualization storage that had my attention in a much greater way. As… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    The Dawn of Managed Cloud - Rackspace and the Upcoming Gartner MQ Report

    I won't be the first one to say this, but in the enterprise adoption of cloud I feel that this is where things may go: "Managed cloud is the new cloud" As Gartner prepares to publish their Magic Q… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    VMware vCHS is getting a pay-as-you-go makeover

    For fans of the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS) model, you may have heard that there are some changes coming for the platform. There is continuous integration and continuous deployment already act… Read More

    By David M. Davis
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    Opinion: The Infrastructure Continuum Continues

    Editor's Note:  The introduction of VMware VSAN into the marketplace has vast implications for hyperconvergence and software-defined storage sectors.  We've invited the leading players in converged… Read More

    By David M. Davis