Greg started in IT 20 years ago on the bottom of the IT ladder (help desk phone service), and worked his way up to systems engineering and architecture.  Greg has obtained many industry certifications such as, A+, Network+, Security+, MCP, CCNA, NetApp NCDA, VCP4/5/6-DCV, VCP5/6-DTM, VCP5-Cloud, VCP6-CMA, VCP6-NV, AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Associate/Professional/Expert, Certified Scrum Master, and ITIL v3 Foundations. He has also been chosen as a VMware vExpert every year since 2011. Greg is the owner and editor of vDestination.com and runs the vDestination On Air Podcast.  Currently, Greg works as an independent consultant supporting various public and private sector projects.

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Systems

The Pros and Cons of Open-source Tools


Cost plays a factor in most IT decisions. Whether the costs are hardware- or software-related, understanding how the tool’s cost will affect the bottom line is important. Typically, it’s the engineer’s or administrator’s task to research tools and/or hardware to fit the organization’s needs both …


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Networks

Do I Need an Enterprise Management System?


When it comes to getting something done in IT, the question of “How?” can be overwhelming. There are many different solutions on the market to achieve our data center monitoring and management goals. The best way to achieve success is for project managers and engineers …




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Systems

It’s 2 a.m., Do You Know Where Your Data Is?


If you are old enough, you might remember that commercial that played late at night and went something like this… “It’s 10 p.m., do you know where your children are?”  This was a super-short commercial that ran on late night TV in the 1980s; …


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Systems

Top 5 Best Practices for Systems Monitoring


Systems monitoring has become a very important piece of the infrastructure puzzle. There might not be a more important part of your overall design than having a good systems monitoring practice in place. There are good options for cloud hosted infrastructures, on-prem, and hybrid …


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DevOps Systems

Monitoring Your Systems in the Cloud


What happens to our applications and infrastructure when we place them in the cloud?  Have you ever felt like you’ve lost insight into your infrastructure after migrating it to the cloud?  There seems to be a common complaint among organizations that at one point …