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Throw Your Isilon in the Data Lake

Throw Your Isilon in the Data Lake

Customers have a ton of requirements around log aggregation, file shares, media streaming repositories, and just a simple place to store objects. It can be difficult to manage all of these different use cases but Dell EMC Isilon might just be the solution that can help to manage these requirements. Many times customers have several… Continue Reading

Tech Field Day 12 Live Stream

Tech Field Day 12 Live Stream

Today begins the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day 12 in Palo Alto California. If you’ve been in IT for a while and want to remember what it’s like to be just “keeping up” with the conversation, join in on the live stream which you can watch right here. Companies presenting include: Cohesity Dell EMC Docker… Continue Reading

Terraform with Cisco UCS Director

Terraform with Cisco UCS Director

I’m a big fan of Terraform from Hashicorp but many organizations are using cloud management platforms like Cisco UCS Director or vRealize Automation in order to deploy infrastructure. If you read my blog often, you’ll know that I’ve got some experience with both of these products and if you’re looking to get up to speed on either… Continue Reading

UCS Director VMware Management Policy

UCS Director VMware Management Policy

Cisco UCS Director VMware Management Policy is used to determine how virtual machines will behave and more specifically be cleaned up. In the cloud world, the removal of inactive and unnecessary virtual machines may be more important that the deployment of them. The VM Management Policy is used to configure leases, notifications about when leases expire,… Continue Reading

AWS and VMware, What is Happening Here?

Yesterday it was announced that VMware and Amazon Web Services are partnering to provide vSphere’s hypervisor and toolsets on the AWS platform. Since this time there have been plenty of articles written questioning the motives of both parties involved and whether or not one of these two companies is going to regret this partnership. I… Continue Reading

A Farewell to VMUG

A Farewell to VMUG

The Chicago chapter of VMware Users Group had it’s annual conference at the Rosemont Convention Center on Thursday of last week and it was again a success thanks in no small part to the VMUG corporate team. Over six hundred people walked through the doors to experience sponsored sessions, community sessions, keynotes from Kit Colbert… Continue Reading

Rubrik Announces Firefly

Rubrik Announces Firefly

Today Rubrik announced the release of their latest version of the Rubrik Cloud Data Management (RCDM) operating system and this one has some really neat enhancements. If you’re not familiar with Rubrik, and hate managing backups, then you really should take a closer look at them. Their Cloud Data Management Platform makes managing backups a very simple task.… Continue Reading

VMworld 2016 Sessions

VMworld 2016 Sessions

It’s about time to head to the US VMworld conference again and this year its in Las Vegas Nevada. VMworld is always a time that is full of excitement for virtualization junkies. Will there be new product announcements that will disrupt the established virtual design principles? Will a new product vendor make a big splash… Continue Reading

Guide to Getting Started with Azure

Following the posts in order, this guide should help you to understand and get familiar with Microsoft Azure. This is a guide to getting started with Azure that you can build upon to deploy your own public cloud environment.   Azure Accounts and Subscriptions Azure Active Directory Integration Azure Resource Groups Setup Azure Networks Azure Network… Continue Reading

Guide to Getting Started with Azure