Today Ravello announced that their nested virtualization solution, widely known and acclaimed by VMware technologists, is now available as a bare metal service on Oracle Cloud. What does this announcement exactly means, and beyond technological aspects what are the benefits of this solution? My regular readers may know about Ravello
HPE Startup Investments – A winning strategy?
As you know I was invited at HPE Discover in November 2016 and at the time my vision of things for HPE wasn’t exactly idyllic. Yes, the innovations in the 3PAR line were great, but there was nothing unique going on. The Machine, a great scientific project, looked to me
My move from Gmail to ProtonMail: a comprehensive report on gaining back my privacy
The more I’ve been working in IT, the more I’ve seen security disasters and the more I’ve become self-conscious about privacy and security. One of the largest pieces of our digital presence are our e-mail addresses. I’ve wanted to secure my e-mails and my privacy for a long time but the hassle of going
Storage Administrators: an endangered species?
With the radical transformation of the data center storage landscape, and the transition from traditional block/file storage towards software-based / software-defined solutions, plus the advent of object storage and cloud integration, the bastion of traditional storage administrators is under siege from all sides. Is there a future for the storage
Personal Online Security for Beginners
Security 101: In a world that is more and more connected, where our personal data and identity are stored in many places, it’s our duty to focus on security and do our best to protect our own data – and our privacy – with the tools that are available to
Make MacBook Pro Wi-Fi Great Again!
Today I’m sharing my adventures with ongoing Wi-Fi issues with the Retina 13.3″ MacBook Pro (2015) and how, despite being the biggest lamer at Wi-Fi and networking you’ve ever met, I seem to have fixed the issue. I purchased my MacBook pro in early February 2016, the device has been used predominantly
The FNG Survival Guide to the Corporate Galaxy
Yet another career/work related post, while I seek inspiration on the next technical article. Here you go again. You’re joining a new company, you have this job you’ve dreamed of for so long, or you’ve joined the company you’ve always craved to work for. You’ve made a serious enough impression
Virtual Machines – Size matters!
Size doesn’t matters is not something I like to hear in my data center environment, at least when referring to virtual machines. Size indeed does matter, and what matters most is for a VM to be right-sized. This article will cover oversized VMs and proper compute resource allocation for virtual
A rational approach to home labs
Let’s admit it, just like some crave for the car / plane / whatever of their dreams, there’s a non negligible share of IT folks who crave to have their own home lab. With many top-notch bloggers and IT professionals having their own jaw-dropping setups, it’s sometimes hard to resist
VMware in five years: an hypervisor-agnostic company? (fiction)
With the news that VMware is reducing their line of vSphere offers, and the fact that they now consider vSphere as a non-strategic product, I was thinking about what the future holds for VMware. Please take this with caution, I am fully aware that vSphere is the leading hypervisor in
vExpert 2016 – Some thoughts and a retrospective on 2015
Friday’s vExpert announcement madness has faded, so has the weekend, and it’s time to share some thoughts on the matter. I’d like to congratulate all the new and returning vExperts. For the seasoned ones it’s yet another accolade in an impressive list of acknowledgements. For others, it’s the result of the
vExpert – what else beyond the title?
I have casually found out today that I have been acknowledged (for the third year in a row!) with the VMware vExpert accolade, of which I am both proud and humbled. Maybe you are a returning vExpert, if so, congratulations! But if you are a new vExpert, read below (and
Professional crossroads, here we meet again.
There are some opportunities you shouldn’t let go. Two months ago I was at a very difficult moment of my life, struggling whether I had to accept a move as Business Consultant or risk being part of an organizational layoff. No matter how hard I tried to convince myself of
VMware releases hyper-converged platform EVO:RAIL, joins Nutanix & SimpliVity
VMware announced yesterday their new hyper-converged platform named EVO:RAIL. This wasn’t a surprise for those who tightly follow the news and developments in the virtualization world, as we had come to believe thanks to info gathered here and there (see various posts and tweets about Mystic Marvin project) that with the
How to publish study notes with images from Google Docs to Kindle
Yesterday I finished watching the excellent Pluralsight “Designing VMware Infrastructure” course by Scott Lowe. I had taken a lot of notes on Google Docs while watching this course and I now wanted to push these private notes to my Kindle for offline studying. Problem was that I had added several
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