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All About the New Cisco UCS X-Series

Recently, Cisco announced the brand new Cisco UCS X-Series.  At a glance, the Cisco UCS X-Series is a huge departure from the traditional Cisco UCS systems we’re used to, or is it?  While at a glance it does look radically different (the first thing that got me was vertical blades instead of horizontal), the truth …

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Quick Ransomware Recovery with Veeam

I recently had the honor of being ransomware in the cloud, which was not totally unexpected.  After all, one of my greatest complaints about the cloud (you can read more about why I hate the cloud here), is that people don’t design, architect, or secure it properly and my lab is no exception to that …

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Chia Plotting and Farming on My 2016 MacBook

If there’s one thing I’m good for, it is the latest Internet sensation.  I started paying with cryptocurrencies several years ago to play the CryptoKitties game, which was based on Ethereum.  Let me tell you, those were some expensive digital cats, and I didn’t bother playing it for very long. This week, I started farming …

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How to Pick a VMware Cloud Solution

Recently, I was able to get my hands on one of the VMware Cloud Solutions for a project I was working on. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while now, and I finally had the prefect use case. While I focused on one particular VMware Cloud Solution, there are several options …

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My 7 Favorite Things About Veeam CDP

In the last several months I’ve been spending quite a bit of time with Veeam Availability Suite (that’s Backup & Replication plus Veeam ONE by the way) v11’s shiniest (to me) feature.  I’m talking about Veeam’s Continuous Data Protection, also lovingly known as Veeam CDP. If you haven’t heard about it, Veeam CDP is minimizing …

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Why I Hate the Cloud

I hate the cloud. There, I said it. Do I have your attention now?  Yes, yes, I know, I’m supposed to love the cloud like everyone else who read about it in CIO Magazine over a decade ago, especially with my background in virtualization.  Sorry, but I don’t. I hate the cloud for three main …

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Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator V4

Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator v4 (formerly known as Veeam Availability Orchestrator) is now Generally Available!  Walk, don’t run, and grab yourself a 30 day free trial of VDRO v4.  Why You Need Veeam Disaster Recovery Orchestrator  Orchestrator is all about three main things:  Reliable Recovery  Automated Testing  Dynamic Documentation  Why?  Simple.  These are the parts …

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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 evolution of the vSphere client, and what it means for you as a VMware vSphere …

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The Truth About Virtual Machines In The Cloud

While Cloud Computing is easily one of the biggest trends in the information technology industry today, it can be intimidating for those investigating it for the first time, especially when it comes to the beloved workloads they are looking to possibly move to the cloud. Today we are going to focus on an important aspect …

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Is VMware ESXi Free?

When it comes to VMware vSphere as a whole, VMware ESXi, or the VMware vSphere Hypervisor is a critical component.  Often people ask me “Is ESXi free?”  The answer may surprise you, because it is “Yes!”  Let’s take a closer look at the requirements and features of the free version of ESXi, and some use …

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