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Traditional Infrastructure vs. Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Perhaps the title of this post should be “To Hyperconverge or Not to Hyperconverge,” since it’s the question at hand. Understanding whether HCI is a good idea requires a hard…

SolarWinds at Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite is taking place November 4 – 8 in Orlando, and SolarWinds will be there to share the latest in IT management, from IT operations to outsourced IT and…

Don’t Shut Your Pi-Hole, Monitor It! (part 1 of 2)

If you’ve read my posts for any length of time, you know I sometimes get caught up in side projects. Whether it’s writing an eBook, creating a series of blog…

Will I Save Money by Moving to the Cloud?

This post is part one of two, taking an atypical look at the public cloud and why you may or may not want to leverage it. Did you know AWS…

Virtualization’s Future

During this series, we’ve looked at virtualization’s past, the challenges it has created, and how its evolution will allow it to continue to play a part in infrastructure delivery in…

Getting to Know vSphere

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:…

How Infrastructure as Code Is Driving Virtualization’s Future

So far in this virtualization series, we’ve discussed its history, the pre-eminence of server virtualization, the issues it has created, and how changing demands placed on our infrastructure are leading…

What Is VMware NSX?

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…

Hyperconverged Infrastructure—Summary

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…

Virtualization’s Software-Defined Future

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,…

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