HPE Nimble Storage dHCI

HPE Nimble Storage dHCI #TFDx, @HPE_Storage , #NthSymp2019 Dianne Gonzalez Hyperconverged Control – Intelligent simple Infrastructure out of sight and out of mind Simple to deploy Simple to manage Simple to scale Simple to support   HPE Nimble dHCI platform overview HPE Nimble Storage HF or AF Compute HP Proliant DL 360/380 2 procs per…

Who is Clumio and how do they play in the cloud

Who is Clumio:     Clumio Background $51M+ Raised In Series A and B Founded 2017 – Built on the public cloud Co-founders Poojan Kumar : CEO Oracle Exadata Co-founder, PernixData CEO, Nutanix VP Engineering and Products Woon Ho Jung : CTO : VMware, PernixData, Nutanix Kaustubh Patil : VP of Engineering : VMware, PernixData,…

Security Field Day 2

After years of watching Tech Field Day events from afar, next week I will be joining in the fun as a delegate for Security Field Day 2. We will be joined by Palo Alto Networks, Banyan, Extrahop, Illumio, Edgewise Networks, Guardicore, and VMware presenting their visions on security in today’s increasingly large and complex environments.…

Vembu BDR Suite, first look.

I have previously written about Vembu BDR Suite, so lets go into a little more detail. Vembu BDR Suite is a server based suite of packages integrated behind a single intuitive web console. once installed, logging onto the server gives a landing page with 4 common tasks, adding Virtualization servers, be it Microsoft Hyper-V or…

Windows Backup and Virtualization using Vembu BDR pt1.

Windows Backup and Virtualization using Vembu BDR One of the most appealing functionalities of Vembu BDR was the ability to back up stand-alone windows machines, and should the need occur, recover a backed up machine to a virtual machine, thus offering a easy route to migrating physical servers or workstations to a virtual machine. I…

Netapp Insight 2018 – TFDx- HCI Revealed! Hyper Converged or Hybrid Cloud?

I am sitting in Las Vegas , at a round table with some great colleagues today. No not at a poker table, but at yet another Tech Field Day. A Few of the delegates. @Arjantim @ChanEk81 @DeepStorageNet @settlersoman @darkkavenger @RayLucchesi @sfoskett @MBLeib @BenTGage https://tfd.bz/2pXpD82  also we have @davidchapa @ChrisMaki @mcbride_ruairi at the table and @PeytStefanova and @timwaldron…

Netapp Insight 2018 – Keynote Day 1

I am here today at Netapp’s Premier event as both a partner and a Tech Field Day Delegate. This is a live post in progress.   They are Kicking off the keynote with some great music.   #datadriven They start by kicking off a video about data driven.   Netapp ‘s George Kurian kicks it…

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…

Pre SpiceWorld Thoughts

As I sit here watching some college football and trying to size up my expectations for SpiceWorld 2018 next week, along with what I hope to get out of my opportunity to attend, I keep trying to compare it to other conferences I’ve been to. In terms of attendance it seems bigger significantly than Infoblox’s…