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May 31, 2012  4:10 AM

VMware’s Project Octopus

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Project Octopus, VMWare

Hi folks! So for those of you home users that use file sharing services like Dropbox, don't you wish you had something like that for work? Something more secure, something made for the enterprise? Well never fear, VMware has come up with something currently called Project Octopus. This...

April 14, 2012  5:32 PM

EPIC Tech Day is here again!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CAnada, Cisco, cloud computing, conference, Epic Technology Day, event, HP, IBM, Information Technology, Manitoba, Meru Networks, SonicWALL, Virtualization, VMWare, Winnipeg

Hi folks, it's that time of year again. EPIC will be holding their Technology Day event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and you won't want to miss it. The event is chock full of IT goodness and all the usual suspects will be there as well as some new vendors you may have not seen before such as...

March 31, 2012  11:01 PM

The Speed of Change

Posted by: Raj Perumal
certification, MCITP, MCT, mcts, Microsoft, private cloud, Virtualization

Hi folks, so in the last post I spoke about taking the proper certifications to stay relevant. After all you don't want to be taking certs that are worthless to employers. In this one I wanted to talk about the speed of change in IT as it relates to certifications. You see IT is constantly...

March 31, 2012  10:54 PM

Microsoft Certification and Staying Relevant

Posted by: Raj Perumal
certs, exams, Microsoft Private Cloud Certification, study guide, studying, Virtualization

Hi folks, so as you know I'm a big proponent of certification. I always advocate keeping up to date and making sure you're taking the right certifications. Don't just go out and take any old cert, but make sure you're investigating and researching what is the hot ticket in the industry today,...

March 31, 2012  10:51 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Released

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Consumer Preview, Microsoft, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX, VMware ESXi, VMware Fusion, VMware Workstation, Windows 8

Hi folks, so the Windows 8 Consumer preview was released. If you want to get a taste of Windows 8 might be like then it's quite easy to test. Does this mean you have to blow away your Windows 7 installation to try it out? Of course not! In this day and age of virtualization, we have VMware on...

February 29, 2012  8:51 PM

Google’s acquisition of Motorola

Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Google, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung

Hi folks! So you've obviously heard by now about the acquisition of Motorola by Google. This is just further evidence of the close ties between the telephony world and the computer world. Really more and more these days you see a merging of these two industries and this acquisition is just...

February 29, 2012  8:27 PM

VMware VCP 5 Certification Upgrade Deadline Today Feb. 29, 2012

Posted by: Raj Perumal
deadline, VCP 5, VMWare

Hi folks! So if you are a current VCP 4, today is the deadline date to upgrade! If you want to upgrade to your VCP 5 without having to attend a course, then you need to have written the exam by today. For those of you that haven't done it already, it's too late, you are now going to have to...

February 29, 2012  5:06 PM

Veeam now supports Hyper-V!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Veeam, Virtualization

Hi folks, if you're been reading my blog, you know that I'm a huge fan of the Veeam product in the VMware world. It's great for backup, easy to configure and a cheap pricepoint! Well now the latest version of Veeam supports Hyper-V! So now for those of you that decide you want to go the Hyper-V...

January 31, 2012  10:06 PM

Using Microsoft SCOM to Monitor VMware

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Hyper-V, Microsoft, nworks, nworks 5.7, plugin, R2, SCOM, Server 2008, System Center 2012, System Center Operations Manager 2007, vCenter, Veeam, Virtualization, vSphere

Hi folks! So you have Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and you want to monitor not just Hyper-V but VMware vSphere too? Some people are content to use a myriad of tools under multiple panes of glass, but If or one prefer the single pane of glass for my monitoring. Well the good...

January 31, 2012  10:02 PM


Posted by: Raj Perumal
blackout, Facebook, Google, SOPA, website

Hi folks! So this past month was quite exciting. RIM had changes in the upper echelons, CES 2012 came and went. Obama made a big speech and SOPA was temporarily defeated. The Stop Online Piracy Act really was only going to hurt the people it shouldn't have hurt, and not really affect the pirates...

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