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Annual vExpert 2019 sticker giveaway

All stickers ran out within 24 hours. Keep an eye out on Twitter for the next round. Every year I give away free stickers to vExperts. This is my way of thanking the vExpert community who have helped me every year both personally and professionally. This year, rather than a...
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Preparing for the VMware VCAP-DCV Deploy exam?

Are you are getting ready to take the VMware VCAP-DCV Deployment exam in any of the below flavours? VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 – Data Center Virtualization Deployment - 3V0-623 Advanced Deploy vSphere 6.5 Exam 2018 - 3V0-21.18 Here are three exam "simulators" which will take you through this exam with questions and answers:...
CloudVMware

Should I consider VMware Cloud on AWS for my business?

The underlying concepts of "Hybrid Cloud" are not new to the IT industry but the way in which they are delivered certainly is. It was back at VMworld 2017 where I recall VMware's vision being presented on stage by Pat Gelsinger: And these comments are true; a real VMware hybrid...
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What’s next for infrastructure – SDN?

At VMworld 2017, VMware was rather heavy on the NSX side of things, claiming that integrating clouds and improving edge connectivity will need a software-defined networking (SDN) component to work effectively. VMware's SDN solution is NSX. This bold announcement by Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO was met with caution from customers...
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Free VMware Labs

VMware's Hands on Labs are a fantastic resource to learn new and existing VMware solutions from the ground up. There are a few different types from Learning Labs which are self-paced with a manual through to challenge labs which are like mini tests that you can use to validate your...
Cloud

VMware Cloud on AWS – Now on-premises! – AWS Outposts

Today AWS announced AWS Outposts. This new service will allow you to extend your AWS VPC back to your on-premises datacenter while letting you consume AWS services but run them in your own datacenter! Essentially, it will be an on-premises version of AWS. This means you can choose to deploy your...
CloudvRealize

vRealize Operations – vROps – Policies. What, Why, How?

What is a policy? A policy in vROps is a set of rules (Analysis, Automation, Alerts & Symptoms) which are applied to a series of objects. You can create groups of objects and assign a different policy for different groups. On initial setup, there will be a "Default Policy" It...
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Launching a new VMware Cloud Comparison Matrix

Over the last few months, I have been working on a new VMware Cloud Matrix in conjunction with WhatMatrix The initial scope was to analyse VMware cloud offerings from the following providers: VMware (VMware Cloud on AWS) Rackspace (Rackspace Private Cloud) IBM (VMware Cloud Foundation on IBM) I decided to...
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Announcing VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 @ VMworld 2018

It's Tuesday 6th November and I'm in the VMworld Europe 2018 General Session. Right now, something awesome is being announced! - VMware Cloud Foundation 3.5 VMware Cloud Foundation is an SDDC solution combining Compute (vSphere) Network (NSX) Storage (vSAN) and Management (vRealize Operations) A full SDDC is automatically deployed via...
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