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Getting to Know vSphere

October 7, 2019

vSphere, which many consider to be the flagship product of VMware, is virtualization software with the vCenter management software and its ESXi hypervisor. vSphere is available in three different licenses: vSphere Standard, vSphere Enterprise Plus, and vSphere Platinum. Each comes with a different cost …



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What Is VMware NSX?

September 30, 2019

When purchasing Nicira in 2012, VMware wanted to further establish itself as a leader in software-defined networking, and more importantly, in cloud computing. VMware NSX provides the flexibility network administrators have long desired without having to rely solely on network hardware and its primary …


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Hyperconverged Infrastructure—Summary

September 27, 2019

Here’s the fifth part of the series I’ve been writing regarding HCI. Again, I don’t want to sway my audience from one platform to another. Rather, I want them to follow the edict caveat emptor. It’s mission-critical for the future of the environment we’re …


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Virtualization’s Software-Defined Future

September 25, 2019

In the first two parts of this series, we looked at both the history of virtualization and the new set of problems it’s introduced into our infrastructures. In part three, we’ll investigate its evolution and how it will continue to be part of our …


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The vCommunity

September 23, 2019

We all want to be part of something special and have a common bond. It includes doing what’s best for you but also keeping others in mind to provide them the support they need to be successful in life, professionally and personally. Teams are …


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Storage, Replication, and Backups

September 20, 2019

This is the fourth post of my series on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) architectural design and decision-making. For my money, the differences between these diverse systems is a function of the storage involved in the design. On the compute side, these environments use x86 and …



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How to Become a Hyperconverged Infrastructure Expert

September 16, 2019

Hyperconverged infrastructure has become a widely adopted approach to data center architecture. With so many moving parts involved, it can be difficult to keep up with the speed at which everything evolves. Your organization may require you to be up to speed with the …