The musings of an IT Consultant:

June, 2013


June 30, 2013  4:15 PM

VMware Mirage or View?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So a lot of people rushed out to embrace VDI when it first became popular and quickly realized it wasn't for them. I've heard of a lot of pilots that went south. These are usually the case when people did not do the proper due diligence before implementing VDI (regardless of software...

June 25, 2013  2:09 AM

Brocade VCS Fabric Technology

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So if you haven't heard, Gartner has stated that Brocade should be considered when planning our your datacenter networks. I have to agree with this statement, even though I don't always agree with Gartner. Brocade has shown some clear innovation since entering the networking market...


June 23, 2013  2:06 AM

Citrix XenMobile

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as you know, with your BYOD or COPE initiatives, you should probably be considering an MDM (Mobile Device Management) solution. There are quite a few to choose from, and depending on your needs you'll probably decide to go one way or another. I wanted to bring your attention to a...


June 21, 2013  1:57 AM

Nimble Storage and Brocade

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in the world of storage, many people use iSCSI based SANs these days. However, a lot of IT people don't know how to make the best of them. iSCSI can be a tricky beast when it comes to networking, because it has some interesting needs. I commonly see iSCSI SANs in virtual...


June 19, 2013  1:50 AM

Microsoft changes their mind about used games, but what does this mean for the IT world?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So as you know, the competition has been fast and furious for the Xbox One and PS4. There has been an uproar over the Xbox One and all of Microsoft's draconian polices, but on the flip side, there has been much love for the PS4 that is doing things status quo. Items such as...


June 15, 2013  1:43 AM

Troubleshooting Lync Phone Edition Sign In and Sign Out Issues

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So some people have complained about some issues with signing in and signing out with Microsoft Lync phones such as Polycom and Aastra, and incorrectly assume the problem lies with Lync. In the cases I've seen, this is network related. Typically the culprit will reside in something on...


June 13, 2013  1:03 AM

IaaS in the networking world

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So with all the noise about the cloud, it's pretty easy to get lost. It doesn't seem to matter where you turn, someone is mentioning something about the cloud. Usually the noise focuses on software. But how much have you been thinking about hardware? Hardware in the cloud? How does...


June 9, 2013  12:56 AM

Meru Networks MobileFLEX Architecture

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! The good folks at Meru Networks have launched what they call their MobileFLEX architecture! What is this? This is an architecture that incorporates all of Meru's goodies. Things such as:

  • Single Channel Architecture
  • Air Time Fairness
  • Identity...


June 7, 2013  12:51 AM

Canadian Passports going High Tech

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So in the ever increasing game of security, Canada has finally joined the rest of the world and has introduced chip based passports! Coming July 1st, 2013 Canada will be issuing passports that are chipped based. This is great news for Canadians because Canada passports are targeted by...


June 5, 2013  12:38 AM

Taking VMware virtualization to the next level!

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks! So I would say most people by now have at least virtualized some part of their network. The question is, have you taken it beyond that? Once you've virtualized you've opened up a whole new world of possibilities for yourself. With virtualization, you enable ease of use, consolidation,...


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