Veeam Backup and Restore to Azure

Veeam Backup and Replication is a data protection software product which gives users multiple options to protect their data, on-premise or in the public cloud.  I was working with a client recently and they needed assistance putting together the process to set up copying their data to Azure using Veeam with two goals: Provide a […]

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VMware PowerCLI to Patch Non-Clustered or Standalone Hosts with Graceful VM Shutdown

I was working with a client recently and we were examining how to patch standalone hosts within their environment.  They currently leverage VMware Update Manager for this process today in their clusters but when it comes to standalone hosts in their remote locations, VUM didn’t cut it.  VUM can easily stage and remediate against baselines […]

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VMware PowerCLI Install and Update

I had a colleague recently ask me if I could help him setup PowerCLI on his laptop.  It dawned on me that instructions such as this would be beneficial to document for new users to PowerCLI.  At its simplest, PowerCLI is a module for Windows PowerShell which allows you to interface and manage VMware vSphere.  […]

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Business Transformation

It is relatively common to hear the term ‘Business Transformation’ in today’s market, but what does that mean and how does it relate to your business? When I discuss this concept with clients it is interesting to me to hear different viewpoints and perspectives as it relates to their business. Some perceive this term as […]

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VMworld 2017 Recap

It’s great to get back to VMworld to meet and discuss the state of information technology with industry experts, leaders, and innovators.  The conference is one of the best I attend which marries a solid vision for the future with practical technology sessions for the present.  VMworld 2017 provided attendees another great year with a […]

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Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)

‘Software Defined’ is a term being used to describe how next generation devices and services work and interoperate in the data center.  It is the natural evolution of IT molded from the pressures associated with the cost of legacy architectures, manual operations, and the public cloud.  Software defined is also the foundation through which most […]

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