EMC World 2014 Day 1 Recap

Being my first time to EMC World, I was not sure what to expect.  Honestly my gauge of reference has always been VMworld from the last few years.  The day started off with the General Session with a lot of announcements all around as expected.  Being that I am still fielding calls for day-to-day work, but I was able to ... Read More »

vExpert Access to vCloud Hybrid Service Re-Launched!

Well, I mentioned this was coming and thanks to Jeramiah Dooley offering to help out, we finally made it happen!  We’ve setup a process and a plan for vExperts to get access on a rolling basis to vCloud Hybrid Service.  There is a lot of details so instead of repeating them, I will give you the pointers to the community ... Read More »

EMC World 2014 Las Vegas

Funny as it sounds to me I have never presented at EMC World before.  I’m pretty excited about my first time as either a presenter or an attendee.  What makes this one cool for me because I will be presenting on all the new Recover As A Service (RaaS) components of vCloud Hybrid Service, namely the Disaster Recovery offering.  I’ve ... Read More »

vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery Sizing Considerations

I’ve already fielded a number of questions on this topic and I want to start by saying this is not an “Official” recommendation hence why I am posting on my personal blog since this is more about considerations than actual calculations.  The trick with anything like this is running the risk of people taking what you say as gospel, and ... Read More »

7 Things To Know About vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery

Well, there you have it vCloud Hybrid Service Disaster Recovery is now generally available!  I’ve been working behind the scenes on this for some time since before it was in Beta, and I’m proud to say I have been part of this launch.  I plan on continuing to record some more videos and writing blog posts as well as speaking ... Read More »

Common vCloud Hybrid Service Questions

Every day I see an email thread or 10 about questions related to various aspects about vCloud Hybrid Service.  Primarily it has to do with what a user has access to within the service.  I figured I’d do a quick personal blog post to address some of this.  I know where some of these things come from because I was ... Read More »

vCloud Hybrid Service Native Installer in vCenter

Most people noticed that Update 1 for vCloud Suite was released.  However there is one small addition I’d like to point out to those that have not manually installed already and that is the vCloud Hybrid Service Plugin.  As of vCenter 5.5 Update 1 the installer is now available in the vSphere web client.  However, I noticed as someone who ... Read More »

Proud to Present at Varrow Madness

Okay so I’m pretty excite to be invited to the annual event known as Varrow Madness with my good friend and now CTO of Varrow “The” Jason Nash.   This actually came out of a conversation for a 2-day, 4 hour deep dive customer session I did for them earlier this year.  What I will be presenting officially is common use ... Read More »

Top vBlog 2014 Voting is Now OPEN

Yep….it’s that time of year again.  Not for voting for your favorite politician, but for your favorite Virtualization Blogs!  I will admit I picked back up a lot more blogging than in 2012 in 2013 thanks to the joining of the vCloud Hybrid Service business unit.  What I have found is that there is quite a bit to blog about ... Read More »

Building the Foundation of a vCloud Hybrid Service Lab

Before Partner Exchange 2014 I was spending a lot of time building out a vSphere “On Premises” lab in Washington.  The reason for this is the Technical Marketing Team wanted to be able to build and document use cases for the use of vCloud Hybrid Service and everything you can do with it.  I plan on doing a more extensive ... Read More »

Thank You For Your PEX Surveys

I wanted to take a minute to thank people for not only attending my PEX sessions but also thank those that took the time to fill out the survey forms.  I’ve stated before how important these are to those of us that present.  I read all the comments and I take the feedback very seriously, so I appreciate the input ... Read More »

Migrating From FeedBurner to Feedblitz

So a few days ago I decided to make the move, strictly because I moved my sponsorships over to the BuySellAds service and they had an option to show RSS Feed Subscribers.  Long story short, they were requiring the use of the FeedBurner Awareness API…which is dead.  The option was not working so it was suggested I change to another ... Read More »

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