Greg is a technologist at heart. He has spent the last 20 years supporting various information technology projects in both the private and public sector. He started his career out as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force and is a veteran of both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Greg spent a couple of years floating around the help desk pool before he worked his way into becoming a network administrator. In 2010 he was first introduced to VMware and quickly fell in love with the virtualization technology. Since 2010, Greg has been blogging, tweeting and podcasting about anything and everything related to virtualization. After a 3-and-a-half-year stint at VMware as a Sr. Consultant, he is back to working independently as a contractor supporting various private and public sector projects.

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Must-Have Tools for the Enterprise Data Center

April 8, 2019

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

March 29, 2019

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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Not All Monitoring Tools Are “One Size Fits All”

March 11, 2019

Monitoring tools are vital to any infrastructure. They analyze and give feedback on what’s going on in your data center. If there are anomalies in traffic, a network monitoring tool will catch it and alert the administrators. When disk space is getting full on …



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The Pros and Cons of Open-source Tools

February 15, 2019

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?

February 7, 2019

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?

August 29, 2018

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

August 15, 2018

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 …