Tag Archives: VMware

VMware Names First vExpert Cloud Recipients

On Friday, VMware announced the recipients of their first-ever vExpert Cloud designation. This will be called “vExpert Cloud 2017”. This is the third specialization added to the long-running vExpert program, after vExpert VSAN and vExpert NSX. Already holding a current … Continue reading

Posted in VMware | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Schedule at VMworld US 2017

After having had to miss out on VMworld last year, I’m pleased to announce my triumphant return to the event. Or at least my return. VMworld has always been, in my opinion, one of the best yearly events, not just … Continue reading

Posted in VMware | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cisco and Pure Announce FlashStack – a Joint CI Solution

Last week, Cisco and Pure Storage announced FlashStack. FlashStack is a jointly-developed Converged Infrastructure (CI) solution bundle / reference architecture. The FlashStack solution uses Cisco network and compute hardware, Pure Storage storage hardware, and VMware for the hypervisor and virtualization … Continue reading

Posted in Converged Infrastructure | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

VMware Announces vExperts for 2017

Yesterday, VMware announced their list of 2017 vExperts. The vExpert program is VMware’s way of recognizing those people who have made valuable contributions to the overall VMware and virtualization community. The program was started several years ago as a way … Continue reading

Posted in Social Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What’s New in VMware vSphere 6.5

The big virtualization news from the past week or so was definitely the release and General Availability of VMware vSphere version 6.5, available for download now. New features include: Improvements to vCenter Server 6.5 Transition to Web Client-only Improved host … Continue reading

Posted in VMware | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

SimpliVity Announces OmniStack 3.5 and OmniView

Today, SimpliVity announced version 3.5 of their OmniStack Data Virtualization Platform and a new predictive analytics offering called OmniView. Introduction to SimpliVity Founded in 2009 with a mission to simplify IT infrastructure, SimpliVity is one of the “Names” in the hyperconverged … Continue reading

Posted in SimpliVity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cisco Enters Hyperconverged Market with HyperFlex

Today Cisco announced their entry in the Hyperconverged Infrastructure marketplace, a solution called HyperFlex. Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) can be thought of as “Virutalization in a Box”. An HCI solution is one that offers everything needed for server virtualization: compute, memory, network, … Continue reading

Posted in Converged Infrastructure | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

VMware Announces vExperts for 2016

Today, VMware announced the list of vExpert recipients for 2016. The VMware vExpert program recognizes those who have gone above and beyond their normal job description in sharing the messaging, knowledge, and “how to” of virtualization in general and VMware … Continue reading

Posted in VMware | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

PernixData Announces General Availability of FVP 3.0

Yesterday, PernixData announced the General Availability of version 3.0 of FVP. FVP is a software solution that enables the use of host-installed Flash and RAM to accelerate storage performance in a VMware environment. The performance increases that FVP can provide … Continue reading

Posted in PernixData | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

VMTurbo Releases Operations Manager version 5.3

This week, VMTurbo released version 5.3 of their Operations Manager monitoring / management / automation / Quality of Service (QoS) tool. Yes, I’ll admit that previous sentence is a little confusing, but Operations Manager has so many features and capabilities … Continue reading

Posted in Turbonomic | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment