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Virtualization


November 30, 2010  5:35 PM

Zimbra



Posted by: Raj Perumal
collaboration, competitor, e-mail, email, Exchange, Microsoft, VMWare, Zimbra, Zimbra vs Exchange

Hi folks! So for a long time now MS Exchange has been the dominant player in the collaboration space. Well as you may know, VMware acquired Zimbra. What is Zimbra exactly? Well Zimbra is an email and collaboration alternative to Exchange and it is open source. Now Zimbra can offer to us an...

November 30, 2010  4:57 PM

Private vs Public Cloud



Posted by: Raj Perumal
cloud, ESX, ESXi, private, public, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! So with all the mention of the cloud nowadays, it's common to hear the terms private and public tossed around in relation to the cloud. What does this mean to the customer? Well based on the apps and data you have, some of them might work in the public cloud or some might work in the...


November 30, 2010  4:50 PM

Pay for use in the Cloud



Posted by: Raj Perumal
chargeback, cloud, ESX, ESXi, pay per use, vCloud Director, VMWare, vSphere

Hi folks! Now with virtualization you find a lot of people putting their apps in the cloud. Now the question becomes, if you have multiple departments or companies using the same infrastructure, how do you charge that back? In some companies this isn't a requirement, but in a lot of companies it...


August 31, 2010  9:35 PM

Lack of Certified Virtualized people!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Citrix, Hyper-V, virtualization training, VMWare

Hi everyone! This is a quick shout out to all of you fellow techies out there. I'm finding that up here in Canada we have a severe lack of officially trained certified individuals in virtualization. Whether it's Hyper-V, VMware, or Citrix. Sure there are a few people out there, and some are...


May 31, 2010  2:39 PM

Android is picking up steam!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Apple, cells, Google, iPhone, smartphones

Hi folks! Welcome to my blog again! I hope spring has been treating everyone well! One of the things I wanted to touch on today is the Android platform! I have been slowly seeing more and more people use this new platform and they are getting quite excited about it! It looks like we finally have...


April 30, 2010  10:53 PM

Finally, VMware adds our certs to our transcripts!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
backup free vmware, VCP, VMWare

Hi folks! Were you one of the few that managed to finish your VCP before the deadlines I mentioned earlier? Well if you were and you logged into VMware's web site you probably didn't see your certification listed there. That's because VMware never listed the VCP certifications on the...


March 31, 2010  10:39 PM

Jumbo frames and virtualization



Posted by: Raj Perumal
jumbo frames, network speed, slow backups, Virtualization

Hi folks, I want to talk about slow backups and virtualization. Sometimes we encounter problems where people have tried to setup backups but they are having problems with the speed of the backups to their network attached storage. So what is a person to do? Well check to see if you have enabled...


March 31, 2010  10:04 PM

Veeam SureBackup!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
ESX, ESXi, SureBackup, Veeam, VMWare

Hi folks, as you know I'm a big fan of virtualization, and for backups I love Veeam which is great at backing up my virtual machines. Well recently announced from Veeam is Veeam SureBackup which contains a lot of the same features from Veeam that you have grown to know and love, but also...


February 28, 2010  9:49 PM

What do you do with unsupported storage?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HCL, iSCSI, repurposing old storage, secondary storage, unsupported hardware, VMWare

Hi folks! Now here is a problem that is plaguing few people with the introduction of vSphere 4. A few people who bought SAN iSCSI storage in the past with their old VMware 3.5 environments find that their hardware is no longer supported in vSphere 4 on the HCL. The hardware might still work, but it...


February 28, 2010  9:41 PM

Another software storage offering



Posted by: Raj Perumal
HP, HP StorageWorks P4000 virtual appliance, LeftHand, VMWare, VSA

Hi folks, in the last few posts I've been focusing on virtualization and storage. This brings to mind another great option and that is the LeftHand VSA option from HP. Recently HP acquired the company LeftHand which specializes in storage. One of their products is a software offering called the...


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