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Virtualisation | Cloud | Strategy

Virtual_Jon!

I’m very pleased to announce that as Virtual-Simon completes it’s first year online, Virtual_Jon is going to be joining the blog. Virtual_Jon, is a friend of mine, who brings a wealth of experience in all things virtualisation and data centre, check out his bio on the about page for more information. Expect Jon to be […]

Requirements!

Following on from my earlier post about requirements, still remains as catchy as ever, I thought I’d try and cover off a quick example of what makes them and principles so important. When working on any project, before commencing any kind of design work you should have a set of measurable requirements and principles to […]

VMware vExpert 2018

  I am beyond delighted to have been accepted and named a vExpert for 2018. For those that don’t know, the annual VMware vExpert title is given to individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year. The title is awarded to individuals (not employers) for their commitment to […]

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 […]

Storage I/O Control Revisited

I was surprised to see, when working with a client recently, that they had not implemented Storage I/O Control (SIOC) within their vSphere estate.  When I enquired why, it wasn’t something that they had considered, it hadn’t featured in any of there planning discussions. Given they were hosting virtual machines from multiple different customers, hosting […]

Cloud Strategy Mistakes to Avoid

Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way that organisations can do business.  Bringing benefits, that were previously reserved for those that could spend the cash to build capabilities and capacity, to anybody with a credit card. Digital disruption means that to remain competitive organisations, increasingly have little choice but to utilise cloud technologies. Migration to […]