Druva – Infrastructure Data Protection

Druva – Infrastructure Data Protection   I had a chance to have a overview with Druva at Tech Field Day Extra while attending VMworld 2017.   Druva , on demand , at scale, and cloud-first.   Druva is a as a service offering that includes the AWS costs.     Thanks     Roger Lund…

Kingston – NVMe Overview at VMworld 2017 – Tech Field Day Extra.

Today I’m at Tech Field Day Extra at VMword. I had the chance to sit in on a presentation by Kingston. Overview of NVMe by @kingstontech at #TFDx #VMworld #vmworld2017 ‬   Kingston has developed and released a couple NVMe products with a read focus. Below are the slides highlighting the products. Kc1000 card DCP1000 SSD…

Uila – A view into your data center.

I recently had the chance to get a product overview of Uila.   What product does Uila have?   “Uila’s Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring Monitoring helps align business and IT Operations goals in a single product by providing IT Operations with the application visibility and correlated network, compute and storage insights for Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud-based Data Centers…

Big Switch – Big Cloud Fabric

A overview of Big Cloud Fabric   Big Switch labels Big Cloud Fabric, the ” Next-Gen Data Center Switching Fabric” From the above Link. ” Big Cloud Fabric™ is the next-generation data center switching fabric delivering operational velocity, network automation and visibility for cloud-native applications and software-defined data centers, while staying within flat IT budgets.…

Big Switch – Container Integration

I had a the opportunity of a Big Switch and Containers overview. From the Big Switch Page above.   ” Single SDN Fabric for Multi-Container Ecosystems. Big Cloud Fabric delivers network automation, deep visibility and rapid container-to-container troubleshooting in multi-container environments. Containers are a new atomic unit of computing that is ideal for emerging cloud-native,…

Register Storage Providers for Virtual Volumes? Why VVOL’S?

One of the main reasons I wanted to upgrade my lab to vSphere 6.5 was to play with VVOL’s or Virtual Volumes. Why VVOL’s? Good Question. Lets Look at what is new in Virtual Volumes.     See What’s New: vSphere Virtual Volumes Source http://www.vmware.com/content/dam/digitalmarketing/vmware/en/pdf/products/virtualvolumes/vmware-whats-new-vsphere-virtual-volumes.pdf   “By transitioning from the legacy storage model to Software-Defined Storage with…

Press Release – Blue Medora Expands SelectStar to Support Microsoft Azure, Azure SQL

I received this today, and thought the press release was worth sharing. Source touchdownpr.com   Today Blue Medora, an IT enterprise cloud and datacenter management company, announced a new management plug-in to support Microsoft Azure and Azure SQL. The new Blue Medora SelectStar product helps DBAs have the cost and availability of multi-cloud environments while maintaining…

My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful : Repost

I ran across this post when reviewing VMware vSphere 6.5 upgrade best practices via google. I like to read about others and what they experience while upgrading prior to running through a upgrade myself.   by Michael White My vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Checklist – painful   “Yes, this has taken me a while to get too.…