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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Must-Have Tools for the Enterprise Data Center


Today’s data center is full of moving parts. If your data center is hosted on-premises, there’s a lot to do day-in and day-out to make sure everything is functioning as planned. If your data center is a SaaS data center hosted in the cloud, there are …


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Choosing Monitoring Tools for the SMB


Small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) tend to get overlooked when it comes to solutions that fit their needs for infrastructure monitoring. There are many tools that exist today that cater to the enterprise, where there’s a much larger architecture with many moving parts. The enterprise data …




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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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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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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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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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