Virtualisation Poll Result 1: CPU and Memory Utlilisation

Recently I wrote a post looking for assistance with some questions regarding real-world Virtualisation deployments. It was partly for curiosity and personal reasons and partly for work-related reasons. I’m wishing now I had expanded it to make it more extensive. I plan to run the same thing later in the year and try and make this an annual thing – a kind of barometer if you like – to get a real view on Read More …

Managing your Virtual DataCenter – 4 Key Strategies

While recently studying for VMware Advanced Professional Datacenter Design exam, I had the chance to study documents in the VCAP-DCD blueprint. Some of these documents provide insights into effective strategies to use before, during, and after deploying a Virtual Infrastructure. In terms of the “after” piece, one document caught my eye. It is the Glasshouse Whitepaper entitled “Four Keys to Managing a VMware environment”. You can find the document on the community Read More …

The Phony War Continues – Shooting Blanks

This article is in response to a recent Microsoft Technet post, published here which is a rebuttal of the content in my last post, entitled  “Calling out the Phony War: vSphere and Hyper-V”. You can find that post here. In my last post I called out what I believe is vendor FUD at play. There is further Microsoft commentary at the bottom of my original post should you wish to Read More …

vSphere and Hyper-V: The Phony War

With the release of vSphere 5.5, it’s inevitable there will be a lot of blogging by vendors comparing their products to vSphere. That is expected and not surprising. It’s the job of vendor “Evangelists” to do this. Apologies for the length of this post in advance. I am a freelance consultant – I have done quite a lot of work with vSphere and hope to do more. I also fully Read More …