26 April, 2014

Great Webminar series from #Nutanix: #Software #Defined #Storage

Hello all,
a great series of Webminars to attend on demand have been published on Nutanix website

With this three one hour video you can "learn how software-defined storage can enable new efficiencies for your datacenter"

enjoy the courses at this link



12 November, 2013

November is the month for Movember!

Hi this post is alittle bit Off Topic,

As you might have seen on social media, November is Movember. Movember is a month in which a man grows his moustache, to collect money for research on cancer. Besides that, it’s also awareness of the dangers of prostate- and testicular cancer. This year I’m also growing a moustache for this good cause.
I would like to ask you to support my moustache. The exact amount is irrelevant, all bits help to finance Movember in the ground-breaking research programs.

To give few numbers:
• This year 10.000 new men will here they have prostate- or testicular cancer
• In The Netherlands 2.500 man die of prostate cancer… every year
• The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has grown with more than 50% over the last 20 years.

If you want to change these numbers, support me and give money via

You can sponsor me on the following ways:
• Credit Card
• PayPal

Thanks in advance for your support in my effort to give men’s health a new face.

Kind regards,

24 October, 2013

#BCO4872 (Part 2) #Operating and #Architecting a #vSphere #Storage #Metro #Cluster Based Infrastrucrure

Hello all,
part 2 of "Operating and Architecting a vSphere Storage Metro Cluster Based Infrastrucrure"

HQ and headphones recommended


21 October, 2013

#BCO4872 (Part 1) #Operating and #Architecting a #vSphere #Storage #Metro #Cluster Based Infrastrucrure

Hello all,,
as always Lee Dilworth and Duncan Epping have enchanted the breakout session attendees, taking place at VMworld 2013 in Barcelona, with their explanations, best practices and deep knowledge of the VMware products architecture.

They give their approval to publish the videos and blogging about BCO4872, so I fully recorded the session and publish it on my blog in two posts: this is part 1.

My position in the room was not so good so the video showing the slides are quite diagonally placed: hope they are readable but descrition from Lee and Duncan help a lot (HQ and headphones recommended)


16 October, 2013

#VMWorld Wednesday #General #Session with Carl #Eschenbach

Hello all,
A lot of attendees as always :)

Mr. Carl Eschenbach, VMware's President and COO, along with VMware's engineering leaders will showcase state-of-the-art technology that is transforming IT by virtualizing and automating compute, storage, networking and security across private and hybrid clouds.

Mr. Carl Eschenbach starts with a recap of yesterday's GS subjects

Innovation is the key along with agility in order to go to market faster: hence ITaaS

So it comes the SDDC

Through VMware vCloud Automation Center Portal you can request/deploy application on demand and scale out automatically comparing the different prices and SLA for different providers

With the same portal you can check the healt of your applications, transparent pricing and much more

You can draw the steps of application deployment and streamline the application provisioning that could be provisioned in minutes

This agility is in contrast with conventional networking approach

So we need to use the same approach with networking using NSX

Let's take a three tiers application as an example

Moving NSX into hypervisor directly

What about security? NSX could works also as a firewall and a load balancer, too, not just a switch or router.

Recapping NSX in a slide

Storage innovations

VSAN deployed in two clicks

can be extended in seconds if needed adding another host in the cluster and it is highly resilient

End User Computing self service.

With VMware Horizon, VDI goes mainstream

Policies based management

Monitoring and alerting cannot be done in the "legacy" way in a SDDC.

So vCenter Operation manager gives you what you need with simple to read red/amber/green badges and dynamic thresholds thanks to th intelligent analytics

Recapping automated operations

Hybrid Cloud

From vCenter Web Interface you can click on Hybrid service icon and deploy the application along with its infrastructure service in the cloud using the catalog from your private cloud

Recap on Hybrid Cloud


15 October, 2013

#VMWorld Tuesday #General #Session with Pat #Gelsinger

Hello all,
I've just take my place in the blogger/press/analysts area in order to attend the Tuesday general session here at VMWorld.

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, will discuss the next generation of IT and how the software-defined data center is extending the proven model of virtualization and automated management across storage, networking and security. VMware is helping businesses extend the software-defined data center to the hybrid cloud, and in this session we will hear from customers who have used virtualization to become champions of next-generation IT in their own organizations.

General session location is filled up!

First to speak is Mr. Maurizio Carli celebrating 15 years of VMWare and the continuous journey in transforming IT.

Then it's time on stage for Mr. Pat Gelsinger that describes the new streamline to have and use all of the data needed for work in mobility (Mobile-Cloud Era)

Sanjay Poonen comes on stage explaining all the VMWare EUC Portfolio with all new performance, management and the ability to bring reduced TCO and OPEX Predictability. A new partnership for DaaS has been announced: DeskStone

Another great subject of the general session is Software Defined Data Cente (SDDC): everything must be virtualized from servers to networks to storages and management must be automated.

So, Mr.Gelsinger tells us about what's new in vSphere 5.5

and what's the future of Software-Defined storage

Always taking care of the complexity of the applications involved.

Storage product announcement has been done today vSAN and vVOLs to be powered with the help of important technologic partners

Last announce, but not least, NSX, the Network Virtualization Platform.
Martin Casado comes on stage and explain how NSX works.

Basically you must think about NSX to networks as you thought, some time ago, about ESX to servers

Then is time to speak about hybrid cloud and cloud management


14 October, 2013

Attending #VMWorld #Partners Day #General #Session

Hello all,
General session room is filling quickly.
All we want to get the last information about VMWare!!

Come and take your seat!!!
The show will go live in 10 minutes!


#VMWorld 3rd Breakout session: #PAR3241 - VMware Horizon View: Finally the Replacement for Server-Based Computing

Hello all,
Third session of the partner day. speakers Edwin Waijdema and Spencer Pitt
The description of the session is (cited)

There's been an ongoing debate for many years about the relative merits of legacy Server-Based Computing (SBC) solutions versus more sophisticated and modern virtual desktop (VDI) options such as VMware Horizon View. Arguments about cost, complexity, reliability and user experience continue to rage - is SBC 'good enough' for some use cases or is the extra expense of VDI justified by the better service and flexibility it can provide? Well, we think the latest technical advances in VMware Horizon View 5.2 finally tip the balance firmly in favour of VDI. Improvements in TCO and reductions in capital expenditure due to more efficient use of storage and support for previously 'forbidden' technologies in the VDI space such as Integrated Communications/VoIP and multimedia, mean that 'good-enough' for SBC may no longer be good-enough. Come and join us and one of our Partners as we share the very latest best practice in this area and show how VDI with VMware Horizon View has gained the upper hand over SBC, allowing organizations adopting it to gain a competitive advantage with lower levels of complexity and cost than ever thought possible previously.

Hope that 2014 will be the real year of Horizon View!

Second breakout session at #VMWorld - #vCloud #Hybrid service #PAR6429

Hello all,
Seated and ready to learn about vCloud Hybrid service, with Bart Schneider and Willem van Engeland as speakers.

The description in the agenda describe this session as a speech where you will

[...] Hear real customer challenges as they have used the Beta and Early Access versions of the service. You will learn about the ways you can help them with discovery and cloud readiness assessment engagements, planning and migration offerings, architecture guidance workshops and operational integration services including automation of the hybrid cloud using vCloud Automation Center.


First breakout session #partners day. #Backup and #Disaster #Recovery with #VMWare

Hello all,
First session at VMWorld 2013 about Backup and DR. Speakers Rory Choudhuri and Robin Llong