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The “Haves” and The “Have Nots”

Recently I was told by someone who while they considered themselves as one of the “Have Nots”, I was living the good life as one of the “Haves”.  I was up part of the night thinking about this and it did not make sense to me.  We are all faced with life decisions, learning opportunities, and things that shape us. …

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What’s Required For vSphere Stretch Deploy To Work With vCloud Air

I have learned that my previous two posts were very helpful, but I made some assumptions in them that people knew what was needed in place to make it all work.  That being said I wanted to run through a quick guide to what is needed and how things are setup to get it working.  There is a mis-conception that …

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My VMworld 2013 Session Information

I wanted to post something quickly about the sessions I am currently speaking at this year for VMworld in San Francisco.  I’m excited to be in all these, but I will say with the new role it will be a VERY busy week for me.  I hope to see may of you there! PHC1005-GD Public Cloud with Chris Colotti Not …

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How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 2

Part 2 of this series on how to set up vSphere Stretch Deploy with vCloud Air will deal specifically with the requirements and workings of the vShield Edge Gateway component in the local vSphere infrastructure.  The reason I think this aspect is important is that from my experience most vSphere only customers may have never introduced this into their environment. …

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How To Setup vSphere Stretch Deploy To vCloud Air – Part 1

Now that I got my lab re-configured for just vSphere 5.1 only I wanted to simulate not only the use case for Stretch Deploy into vCloud Air, but specifically doing so when you only have a vSphere infrastructure.  Doing so has some different nuances you will need to consider that would not be present when doing a stretch deploy from …

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Did You Know: There Are Three vCloud Air Hand on Labs

I am working on helping with some of the VMware Hybrid Service VMworld content reviews and I learned there will be three hands on labs that directly deal with the offering.  The three labs are: HOL-HBD-1301 – vCloud Air Jump Start for vSphere Admins HOL-HBD-1302 – Advanced Networking and Security HOL-HBD-1303 – Hybrid Cloud Management – Manage Your Cloud If …

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What Does The VMware Hybrid Cloud Service Mean to You?

So I decided to let the dust settle a little bit after last weeks VMware Hybrid Cloud Service announcement before I posted something this week.  I wanted to coordinate this post with the upcoming VMUG’s I am presenting at specifically on the Hybrid Cloud topic.  I was not intending to talk specifically about the VMware Hybrid Cloud Service, my sessions are dealing …

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Phone.com Virtual PBX For Small Business

If you are a consultant, small business, home based business, or even a medium-sized business you want to check out this Virtual PBX phone service.  I’ve been using it for a few months now and it’s really very awesome to help you with really presenting yourself in a professional way.  I know a lot of you out there are huge technology fans …

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VMware vCloud Air Launch

Although I cannot talk about the specifics VMware posted a press release yesterday regarding the new vCloud Air.  If you want to learn more about it you can register for the web-cast online which will be happening on May 21st at 10:00am PDT. VMware vCloud Air Launch Details To register, please go to: http://www.vmware.com/go/vmwarehybrid Get signed up and see what the news will …

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How To Manage Multiple Cloud Storage Vendors

In the ast few months I have been experimenting and playing with a number of Cloud Storage Vendors.  In fact I have become quite the fan of some of them for the ease of use for file sharing, streaming, podcasting, image and content distribution  and just offsite storage backups.  As I have been experimenting I also was looking for something to …

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Determination And Will To Prevail Is Everything

I don’t care who you are or where you come from, we all have one thing in common, and that is the Will to prevail and the determination to get where we want to go.  I say this because I have traveled a long road on my journey to get back in shape.  Long ago when I was a 135lb high school wrestler …

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VMworld 2013 Call For Papers Voting Is Open

Well kids here we are again ready for the VMworld 2013 Call For Papers Voting.  This is going to be a short post but as always you can easily filter by the name of the presenter you want to find to make things easier.  Below you can see the filter results for my sessions.  I’ve also listed a few others …

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5 Questions to Ask – Is Your Application Cloud-Ready?

In the past few years as I have been blogging about VMware vCloud we have always focused on the architecture “Of the Cloud”.  Recently I have started talking more about how to “consume” the clouds we have finally built either public or private.  The next evolution of this is understanding how we determine if our applications are actually cloud-ready.  There …

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A Question For All The Web Experts

I am looking for some input as I am curious more than anything about something.  I have been trying to figure out how to drive more comments and traffic to my other blog site and nothing seems to be working.  I was looking at some other sites out there and I was thinking something does not look right.  Maybe a …

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