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Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

Intermediate vRA Course on Pluralsight

It’s the moment you’ve all (really a few of you) been waiting for! The long anticipated sequel to the “Getting Started vRealize Automation Course” is now live on the Pluralsight catalog. This new course will join the likes of other sequels that were even better than the originals including: Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan… Continue Reading

Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Key Management Service

Pros and Cons of Amazon’s Key Management Service

Not everyone who encrypts data uses a key management solution. Since the days we started worrying about storage of personally identifiable information (PII) we’ve had different methods of protecting it. In a small environment, simple PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) keys were used to manually encrypt data and decrypt it. Storing keys for a few different partners… Continue Reading

Ubiquiti in the Lab

Ubiquiti in the Lab

It’s one of those “first world problems” where you have either not enough wireless coverage at home, or you’re getting too much interference from the neighbors to have satisfactory wireless coverage. I had an Linksys AC3200 providing all of my house’s wireless connectivity and for the most part, it did a good job. I have about… Continue Reading

Are You Proud of What You’ve Done?

Are You Proud of What You’ve Done?

My father was an electrician for over thirty years and has worked on houses, power plants, and manufacturing facilities for most of his life. When travelling around the region near the small town where I grew up, you can see physical structures that my Dad has helped to construct. There must be a certain sense of pride to see… Continue Reading

A VMUG Response – Clearing the Air

A VMUG Response – Clearing the Air

Many of you read my previous post about leaders being removed from VMUG for working for vendors that compete with VMware. My call to action was to get a response from VMUG about what was actually happening. I recently received a phone call from VMUG CEO Brad Tompkins to discuss what was actually happening and… Continue Reading

To an Agile New Year

To an Agile New Year

Another year has come and gone. The aspirations that we had for our past trip around the sun have been extinguished and a new set of goals wrapped in confident optimism are on our horizons. For many, the end of the year is used to recharge and take a break from work to celebrate with… Continue Reading

Unbelievable Gift for the Home Lab

Unbelievable Gift for the Home Lab

If you follow me on twitter, you’ve probably seen a little bit of back and forth between myself and a Seattle fellow named Jason Langer. Jason and I have known each other for several years now over social media channels due to our similar interests in VMware technologies. I usually run into Jason only once… Continue Reading

Is Everything Pay-as-You-Go?

Is Everything Pay-as-You-Go?

A recent vendor product briefing during Tech Field Day 12 got me thinking about the term “pay-as-you-go”. In my line of work, I talk about public cloud a decent amount and maybe I take pay-as-you-go for granted. When I think about this term it means that as soon as I’m done with a resource, I… Continue Reading