December 2008

Christmas Holidays

December 22, 2008 // 0 Comments

I’ll be off the air for a couple of weeks for the holidays.  My occasional online time will be for when I’m on call.  I’ll be back posting on January 5th. Until then … Happy Christmas (or whatever) and have a safe New Years! Please follow and like [...]

Web Hosting and Developer Roadshow 2008

December 18, 2008 // 0 Comments

Today (Dublin, 18th December, 2008) I attended the Web Hosting and Developer Roadshow in Microsoft Ireland. Laptop battery permitting, I’ll be blogging from here as the event passes like I did at TechEd EMEA recently. Dublin is the last leg in this European tour. Cormac Keogh (Architect, [...]

An Interesting Quote

December 17, 2008 // 0 Comments

A sales man of a firm that runs it’s hosting service out of a computer room here in Dublin was quoted by a local IT paper.  He was talking about Software-as-a-Service (Saas) and the importance of availability: "If the software being delivered is key to the business using it and has real [...]

SharePoint User Group Ireland

December 17, 2008 // 0 Comments

If you’re in Ireland and interested in SharePoint then you should check out the SharePoint User Group that is run by MVP (another one of the magic 8), Stephen Cummins. Please follow and like [...]

So Apples Don’t Need Patches, Eh?

December 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

Apple just released a patch bundle for the Macintosh.  Get this, it weighs in at 372MB!!!  That’s not a service pack, it’s just patches.  I hope all you Mac freaks have your centrally managed security update systems ready for downloading (once), testing and deploying those updates! [...]

HP Server P2V

December 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

One of the most annoying parts of doing a P2V of a HP Server for me was removing the HP SIM components.  I’ve just found a scripted solution on the HP forums that takes care of this process for you.  Apparently HP sells some software for the task … but why pay for something that [...]

Create a Windows Server 2008 Cluster Within Hyper-V

December 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

MS PFE Ireland blogged about how to configure a cluster within a Hyper-V environment, i.e. how to set up 2 virtual machines running as a cluster – not how to create a Hyper-V cluster.  They used iSCSI to configure the shared storage to connect the virtual hosts, i.e. for the quorum and the [...]

Intel Selling VMware Shares

December 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

VMware’s share value continues it’s downward trend of the last year as the competition heats up.  Entrants into the market such as Microsoft (Hyper-V is a tick box away from installation) and Citrix (with the mature XenServer) have put on the pressure in terms of sales in recent [...]

Virtual Private Servers Control Panel For Hyper-V

December 16, 2008 // 0 Comments

The big thing in the server hosting industry right now is virtualisation.  One of the buzz words is VPS or Virtual Private Server.  It’s a low end offering where a virtual machine is provisioned, quite probably on non-clustered hardware, e.g. if the host dies then every VM hosted on it goes [...]
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