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September 1, 2012  2:59 AM

HP Folio 13



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks, so I finally bit the bullet and got a PC based ultrabook. Of course I've owned a MacBook Air this whole time so anything I do with it I automatically find myself comparing it to my MacBook. I ended up getting the HP Folio 13 and I have to say I'm quite impressed with it. It actually...

August 23, 2012  2:28 PM

VMware vCloud Suite 5.1 Announced!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So another annoucement was the announcement of VMware's new product vCloud Suite 5.1. This is essentially a combination of a lot of VMware's other...


August 21, 2012  2:19 PM

Backup for vSphere!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So with the latest release of vSphere, we now have something called VDP, or vSphere Data Protection! VMware will now be including the ability to backup your vm's right out of the box.  This is based on EMC's Avamar and has deduplication abilities. This will probably work well in small...


August 19, 2012  2:11 PM

Big changes to the vSphere client



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So with all the VMware news, you can't ignore the changes where the vSphere client is concerned! In vSphere 5.1 the vSphere Web Client is going to be the primary method of communication with VMware for the administrator. The old client is still there but is not considered the method...


August 17, 2012  2:05 PM

vCloud Networking and Security 5.1



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! VMware now having solidly dominated the server virtualization space is now moving into the network side of things. Look to VMware in the coming years to increasingly try to virtualize the rest of the datacenter by moving towards the network. VMware announced vCloud Networking and...


August 15, 2012  1:58 PM

Updates to vMotion!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So the next great news from VMware relates to vMotion! For those of you that don't know vMotion is what allows you to move a VM live from...


August 13, 2012  1:53 PM

Office 365 and SBS



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So if you haven' t heard the annoucnement already, SBS 2011 is going the way of the dodo. Microsoft has announced that they will no longer be making the SBS lineup of products. Why are they doing this? Microsoft wants to drive those particular customers to the cloud and Office 365....


August 11, 2012  1:45 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Date!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So for those of you that are anxiously awaiting Windows Server 2012, it was made available to manufacturing in August. But the release date for the rest of us will be September 4th, 2012! How can you get your hands on it? You can download an evaluation copy from the TechNet Evaluation...


August 9, 2012  1:38 PM

The CEO Shuffle!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! So as you know there's lots of great news coming out of VMworld this year. What else does VMware have in store for us? Well for one, CEO Paul Maritz has passed the torch to EMC's Pat Gelsinger. Then Paul Maritz is moving to EMC!  I'm thinking VMware is getting very serious about...


August 7, 2012  1:38 PM

VMware Fusion 5!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
IT consultant

Hi folks! For all you Mac users out there, VMware Fusion 5 is available now! If you already own version 4, you can upgrade to 5 for $49.99. Now you might be asking, why do you want the new version? Well for one, it's much faster! Suspending and resuming VM's are lightning quick! This is great on...


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