Archive | February, 2011

Having a fling does not mean getting married

VMware has a nice website called VMware Labs at http://labs.vmware.com . On this site various interesting and usefull  tools are made available. These tools are called flings. The definition of a fling according to VMware is: A fling is a short-term thing, not a serious relationship but a fun one. Likewise, the tools that are offered […]

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Start with an assessment before you virtualize

Any virtualization project whether it be cloud, datacenter or desktop should start with an infrastructure and/or business case assessment.  Looking at all of the virtualization projects we’ve done over the past few years, the ones that included an assessment in the beginning were the most successful and performed the best.  An assessment not only shows you […]

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A simple representation of redundancy

The term redundancy is often misinterpreted with availability. While these two are related, they are not the same. Redundancy refers to as example; the use of multiple servers, more than one Host Bus Adapter (HBA) or RAID protected disks. Redundancy is the duplication of critical components of a system with the intention of increasing reliability […]

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Dutch EMC Forum 2011

The Journey to the Private Cloud starts now! EMC Forum 2011- 17 februari 2011 After six successful editions of EMC Forum (Out of the Box), EMC announced, EMC Forum 2011, the innovative IT infrastructure event of the year. This year Theme is ‘The Journey to the Private Cloud-Efficiency, control, and choice’. Private Cloud with virtualization […]

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Exploring a Limitation of VMWare DRS

I have been a big fan of VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS). VMware DRS is a service or feature that will dynamically allocate and balance computing resources across the hosts in a cluster. In all of the environments I have work with so far, DRS has been a fantastic tool for getting and maintaining that […]

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