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Are VMware Workstation & Fusion Dead?

February 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s lots of bad news coming out of VMware lately. The kings of enterprise virtualization (by percentage of incumbent business only) have clung to the past, anticipating the private cloud was the only way forward, and did too little/too late with public cloud. Meanwhile Amazon, Google, and [...]

The Genuine Need for Disaster Recovery In Ireland/EU

December 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

How many times have you watched or read the news, saw some story about an earthquake, hurricane, typhoon, or some other disaster and think “that will never happen here”? Stop kidding yourself; disasters can happen almost everywhere. I’ve always considered Ireland to be relatively safe. We [...]

Microsoft News–13 July 2015

July 13, 2015 // 2 Comments

I don’t have all that much for you, but the big news is the Azure Site Recovery (ASR, Microsoft’s DR site in the cloud) now supports VMware virtual machines and physical servers, without using System Center. You do need to run some stuff on-prem and in the cloud to make it work though, so there [...]

Microsoft News – 8 April 2015

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a lot of stuff happening now. The Windows Server vNext Preview expires on April 15th and Microsoft is promising a fix … the next preview isn’t out until May (maybe with Ignite on?). There’s rumours of Windows vNext vNext. And there’s talk of open sourcing Windows – which I would [...]

VMware Increasing Pricing For Partners

March 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

I was forwarded an email today from a VMware distributor that informs VMware authorised partners that their prices are going up. No customer buys software directly from the big software vendors. Typically the path is either: Manufacturer > Distributor > Reseller > Customer Manufacturer [...]

Microsoft News – 23 January 2015

January 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

If you’ve just emerged from a cave or from under a rock, then you might like to read about Windows 10 and HoloLens. It’s been amazing to see how in “90 minutes”, the image of Microsoft has done a 180 degree turnaround. The carefully orchestrated and timed announcements on Wednesday were [...]

New Security Vulnerability in ESXi

October 17, 2014 // 2 Comments

VMware posted this article where academic research has found a vulnerability with Transparent Page Sharing (TPS). Apparently they can use this to determine the “private” AES encryption key of another virtual machine. Woops … another “breakout attack” for VMware. I’m still waiting on the [...]
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