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Virtualisation | 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 […]

VMworld Europe 2018

VMworld Europe 2018 takes place again in the wonderful city of Barcelona.  After some intense negotiations in the Conyard household, I can confirm that I will be coming to VMworld Europe this coming November. It’s been a few years since I was able to attend (this will be my 4th overall 1 in San Francisco […]

VMware EMPOWER – VCDX War Stories

VMware EMPOWER – VCDX War Stories Session presenters – Andrew Hald, Paul Meehan, Peter Oberacher, Nathan Raper, Johan van Amersfoort VCDX is the highest level of certification offered by VMware and those that earn VCDX are partof an eliete group of architects leading implementations around the world. Moderated by Andrew Hald (VCDX#4) this panel of […]

Migrations Continued

Selecting the correct migration approach depends upon a raft of factors. Network and Storage accessibility Platform versions Hardware Network accessibility Is the network shared between platforms? Not necessarily the same VLANs but the same subnets?  During the migration do you need to take into consideration changing IP addresses and subnets?  What is the onward impact […]

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 […]

Target Architecture

I had the pleasure recently of working with a client that had a very well-defined target architecture.  They knew exactly where they wanted to get to and perhaps more importantly they knew why they needed to get there. They had a defined target with defined business justifications for that target. From a consultative perspective having this […]