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Extending – Counting CPU licenses needed under new VMware licensing policy

Following on from the VMware licence change announcements, detailed here.  I thought I’d take a quick look at the accompanying PowerShell module to see what the output looks like and what we can do with data that it gathers. The VMware KB for the PowerShell module includes details on how to import and usage.  You […]

Cloud Migration – Steps to Success

The future for many services will be cloud hosting.  Services that are now hosted on on-premises infrastructure, will be able to be rebuilt and consume cloud architectures in new and innovative ways outside of the traditional data center.  Imagine you’re tasked with overseeing that development of business services, how do you get there? Cloud Strategy […]

Data Centre Hybridity – VMware Hybrid Cloud Extension

Earlier on this year VMware announced Hybrid Cloud Extension (HCX).  The release and subsequent detail about the service has been a cause of excitement. Why? Traditionally the most complex element of any service migration, is understanding the interdependence between elements.  If you are migrating from an environment dependent upon legacy infrastructure, most of the early […]

Software Defined – How did we get here?

It’s widely acknowledged that to understand the present, and to try and predict the future you must know and understand the past. The current data centre landscape is a complex place.  Virtualisation of compute resources with VMware has been the de facto standard for over a decade. The move to software defined infrastructure has been […]