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January 31, 2012  9:38 PM

Ultrabook faceoff, MacBook Air vs Acer Aspire S5

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Acer Aspire S5, Apple, battery life, comparison, comparison table, MacBook Air, release date, ultrabook

Hi folks! So after CES 2012, many announcements were abound, but the most interesting thing in my opinion, was the ultrabook announcements. Of all the anouncements, I found the Acer Aspire S5 to be the most interesting. This ultrabook stands the best chance based on it's hardware specs, to go...

November 30, 2011  11:58 PM

Veeam 6 released!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
replication, Veeam 6, virtual backups, VMWare

Hi folks, for those of you that love the virtualization world as much as i do, great news! Veeam 6 has been released! Veeam is the product that I love to use for backing up virtual machines. There are a lot of products out there that can accomplish this but Veeam has always had some great...

November 30, 2011  11:58 PM

Mobile Device Policies

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Citrix Receiver, mobile device policies

Hi folks! So as I spoke about in my last post, there will be a huge mobile device explosion this Christmas. I mentioned that IT personnel should get prepared for the coming storm. Where to start? Well first off, you will have to define the risks and benefits to the use of mobile devices in the...

October 31, 2011  8:50 PM

Motorola cutting 800 jobs

Posted by: Raj Perumal
800 jobs, cut, Google, Motorola

Hi folks! So once again more jobs are cut in the technology world. This time it's Motorola that is stepping up to the plate. One can only assume they are getting ready for Googlefication. The total amount of employees at Motorola is 17,000. Now the question is, how many more jobs will be cut...

July 31, 2011  11:06 PM

vSphere 5!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Licensing, licensing costs, VMWare, vRAM, vSphere 5

Hi folks! So unless you have been hiding under a rock you will notice that vSphere 5 from VMware has been announced! With the new announcement is a whole host of new features but also a change in...

July 31, 2011  10:59 PM

The pain of snapshots!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, ESX, ESXi, snapshots, virtual machines, VM, VMWare

Hi folks! So as you know, one of the coolest features of having a VMware virtualized environment is snapshots. The ability to take a snap of a point in time on the server and then revert to it if need be. Lots of backup products leverage this capability to provide virtual machine backups....

February 28, 2011  11:04 PM

Veeam Backup!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup, free, VCP, Veeam, Virtualization, VMWare

Hi folks! So if you follow my blog you have probably read about Veeam before. It's one of my favourite backup solutions for VMware environments. Veeam has been steadily improving it's product offering and has always been at the forefront of virtual machine backup solutions in my opinion. Now...

February 28, 2011  5:52 AM

6 core processors yield licensing questions

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, license, Licensing, multi-core, policy, virtual, Virtualization, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So now with 6 core processors readily available for servers, the questions about VMware and multi-core licensing are starting to crop up again. Generally you license based on a certain amount of cores, and if you exceed that, you buy a license to upgrade you to more cores. However you...

November 30, 2010  5:58 PM

VMware Licensing Changes

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, Licensing, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! As you know, nothing is static in the IT world especially licensing! Earlier this year in September, VMware transitioned to per VM licensing for some of their products. Other products stayed with their original licensing model. This can get confusing for customers so VMware has it all...

November 30, 2010  5:45 PM

VMware vCenter CapacityIQ

Posted by: Raj Perumal
CapacityIQ, ESX, ESXi, vCenter, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So everyone and their dog is virtualizing right now. The question is, how do you know you are planning for the right capacity? How do you know if you are over or under provisioned? You can make a ball park guess and just eyeball it, but that isn't really a technically sound way of...

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