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vRealize 8.1 and Cloud Enhance the VMware User Experience

With VMware’s new product releases, the vRealize Management suite is getting an overhaul with cloud operations in mind. vRealize 8.1 is all about supporting modern applications and cloud platforms.  It is about making the experience for customers consistent across their ... Read More

Introducing VMware vCenter Server Update Planner

One of the vCenter Server features I am most excited with when it comes to vSphere 7 is vCenter Server Update Planner.   I’ve talked quite a bit about upgrading VMware products on this blog, especially when it comes to ... Read More

VMware Cloud Foundation 4 Accelerates the Hybrid Cloud Journey

The multiple VMware product releases of March 10, 2020 are all about application modernization. What is more modern than an organization’s hybrid cloud strategy? A major part of this release is an update to VMware’s Cloud Foundation. Introducing VMware Cloud ... Read More

vSphere 7 with Kubernetes Changes the Game

There has been a fundamental shift in the way we look at our IT infrastructures since the early days of virtualization, especially when consolidation was taking place. If you don’t remember the many hours of care and feeding as we ... Read More

Why These Are My Favorite vSphere 7 Features

Another VMware vSphere release is here!  On March 10, 2020 VMware vSphere 7 was released.   In the spirit of this new VMware vSphere version, I want to focus on a couple of my favorite vSphere 7 features.  We will ... Read More

ESX vs ESXi, A VMware History Lesson

If you are talking about a vSphere host, you may see or hear people refer to them as ESXi, or sometimes ESX.  No, someone didn’t just drop the i, there was a previous version of the vSphere Hypervisor called ESX. ... Read More

My Favorite Veeam v10 Features

Veeam Availability Suite v10 is here!  Veeam v10 is my second major release while working at Veeam.  Like I did for Veeam 9.5 Update 4, I decided to write a post with some of my favorite features in Veeam Availability ... Read More

The Evolution of the vSphere Client

The VMware vSphere Client is one of the key ways in which you will interact with your VMware vSphere environment.  Like most VMware products, the vSphere Client has evolved over time.  We are going to take a look at the ... Read More

Cisco 350-601 DCCOR (CCNP Data Center Core Exam) Study Guide

This is my attempt at creating a 350-601 DCCOR exam guide.  This exam is the CCNP Data Center Core Exam, and its full name is Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies.  This guide is made up of completely FREE ... Read More

The Ultimate CCNP Data Center Guide

In 2019, Cisco announced some changes to their certification program.  Perhaps one of the biggest changes in the certification programs are the removal of prerequisites in many cases, and the simplification of the certification paths themselves.  It can be challenging ... Read More