Storage Field Day 14 #SFD14

Storage Field Day 14 #SFD14

I was lucky enough to attend #SFD14 in Silcon Valley, covering technologies from Dell EMC, Scality, E8 Storage and Congruity360. In this blog post I unify the videos and doodles I created whilst there.  

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What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017

What you missed at Define Tomorrow 2017

Barry Coombs and Anthony Charman of ComputerWorld recorded a short webinar for those that couldn't join us in Bristol for the live. In this webinar, Barry and Anthony summarise the content from the day, in particular; VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX, data protection, Security and Workspace transformation including VMware Workspace ONE.

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Four security products to help your business in less than one hour!

Four security products to help your business in less than one hour!

In this short video, ComputerWorld specialists discuss how 4 technologies can help your business build a better security posture through, Anti-virus, Auditing, Patch Management and User Education. 

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VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 7 - Monitoring and Reporting

In the final part of this series covering vSAN I’ll cover some of the features available to monitor capacity, performance and the health of the vSAN cluster.

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VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

VMware VSAN - A Closer Look [Part 6– Compression, Deduplication and QoS]

This post will look at what data reduction features are available with vSAN and how this can reduce the total amount of storage required. 

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My first experience of VMworld

My first experience of VMworld

This year was my first at VMworld Europe in Barcelona,  and during the incredibly busy week we saw lots of great announcements. This post will summarise my experience of VMworld 2017. 

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VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

VMware vSAN - A Closer Look [Part 5 - Failure Events]

So far I’ve covered the various methods vSAN uses to protect data within a cluster and even across sites. In this post I will look at how vSAN handles failures and the processes involved to recover data to ensure the virtual machines redundancy requirements are met.

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Moving to the cloud, NSX, DR and more with iland at VMworld

Moving to the cloud, NSX, DR and more with iland at VMworld

At VMworld 2017 in Barcelona I caught up with Sam Woodcock Director of Systems Architecture at Cloud provider iland to talk about the show, the trends they are seeing with people migrating to the cloud, NSX, DRaaS and much much more. 

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Nimble Storage post HPE acquisition, Interview with Nick Dyer

Nimble Storage post HPE acquisition, Interview with Nick Dyer

Following the compleition of the acquisition of Nimble Storage by HPE, I met with Nick Dyer at VMworld in Barcelona 2017 to discuss the show, life with HPE and what's new / what the future has to hold for Nimble Storage. 

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