Installing Windows Server 2019 on ESXi 6.7

Ok, So lets get a Virtual machine running on ESXi, and what better to start with than a windows server?  So I jumped on Microsoft’s evaluation center website and grabbed a copy of server 2019. With iso in hand (on disk anyway) lets connect to an ESXi host and start building. Firing up Vmware Workstation…

US Signal’s 2018 IT Resiliency Survey Reveals that 70 Percent of US Business Respondents Have Experienced Unplanned IT Disruption in the Last 12 Months

Resiliancy and avoiding unplanned downtime is a driving force for all of us in enterprise computing, Downtime can cost businesses vast sums of money. So it’s very interesting to see the results of the 2018 IT resiliancy servey…   US Signal’s 2018 IT Resiliency Survey Reveals that 70 Percent of US Business Respondents Have Experienced Unplanned IT…

E8 STORAGE SETS ANOTHER NEW RECORD THIS YEAR IN INDEPENDENT BENCHMARK TEST

   Ok, We all like fast storage, and E8 are blazing new trails with their shared NVMe storage solutions, facilitating distributed storage at mind bending speeds, Utilizing the massively parallel capabilities of the NVMe protocol. With massive overhead in the NVMe protocol E8`s potential for expansion and optimization make them a storage provider to watch.…

E8 Storage Announces InfiniBand Support Extending High Performance Compute (HPC) Options for New and Existing Customers

Big news from growing storage player, E8.  Bringing InfiniBand to its blazingly fast storage solutions. In a very welcome move E8 have announced added support for InfiniBand to their storage solutions for customers looking to leverage the blazing speed of the centralized NVMe flash only storage, in storage intensive workloads via the speed of InfiniBand.…

Repost: Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft

Big congratulations to Avere Systems, who recently announced their acquisition by Microsoft. Avere is a company I’ve followed since inception in 2008. Their technology started as an edge NAS filer, extending data centre content to branch offices. Over time, the platform became virtual and moved to the public cloud. Today, vFXT (the cloud instance of…

Looking Forward to 2018

Looking Forward to 2018…. 2017 was the year of virtualization, the days of buying dedicated hardware is coming to a close. and I can only see this continuing as the power of virtualization is clear for all to see, dedicated task orientated servers are relics from the past being phased out in all sectors. Virtualization…

New Tintri FlexDrive Lets Customers Expand All-Flash Storage Capacity One Drive at a Time

New Tintri FlexDrive Lets Customers Expand All-Flash Storage Capacity One Drive at a Time Organizations simply insert drives and click-to-expand storage capacity Exciting news for Tintri customers, and potential costomers alike, Tintri, a leading player in  enterprise storage solutions have announced this morning an exciting development allowing much more granular and affordable storage for enterprises.…

repost: VMware ESXi Release and Build Number History as of Dec 15 2017

Repost: VMware ESXi Release and Build Number History as of Dec 15 2017 The following listings are a comprehensive collection of the flagship hypervisor product by VMware. All bold versions are downloadable releases. All patches have been named by their release names. Please note that the ESXi hypervisor is available since version 3.5.   So…

Scale Computing Release HC3 Unity

Scale Computing have teamed up with Google to leverage it’s Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to bring ultimate IT agility. In recently announced news Scale Computing and Google have teamed up to bring us HC3 Unity an extension to Scale’s excellent Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solution HC3. This seamlessly integrates HC3’s on premises cloud solution with…