vRetreat 2018 (#vRetreat)

vRetreat 2018 (#vRetreat)

vRetreat took place on the 15th of February 2018 in London, with presentations from Zerto and Cohesity with much food and fun at the Crystal Maze! Read about my thoughts and experiences from the day. 

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What's new in Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0 in a glance

What's new in Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0 in a glance

Today Zerto have released the latest and greatest version of Zerto Virtual Replication, version. 6.0 builds on their hybrid cloud functionality of previous releases with a number of new additions including the ability to replicate VMs between Azure regions, recover VMs back from AWS to on-premises after a DR event and also replicate from one cloud provider to another. 

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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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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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@Tintri beyond storage interview at #VMworld 2017

The world of storage is changing with the movement towards the cloud and the rise of hyperconverged storage. We spoke about how Tintri have transformed to be much more than just a hybrid shared storage vendor. In fact we didn't even talk about speeds and feeds and the lastest piece of tin that has been launched! Try interviewing a storage vendor 5 years ago and these subjects not coming up!

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VMware Community VMworld Recap

VMware Community VMworld Recap

I was invited by John Troyer of TechRekoning to join a group of VMworld attendees for recap conversation after VMworld Europe in Barcelona. Joining John on the call was Gareth Edwards, Andrea Mauro, Sam McGeown, Chris Porter, Keith Townsend, Torsten Volk and I.

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From VMUG to VMworld Main Stage

From VMUG to VMworld Main Stage

At VMworld Barcelona 2017 I caught up with a friend of mine Alan Renouf after he had just presented on the VMworld General Session / Keynote stage with VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger. Alan is a well known VMware community contributor with his blog virtu-al.net

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