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December, 2010


December 31, 2010  1:27 AM

One Man Against SPAM: Your Servant, Bob Servant…

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of the things I’ve been tuning into on BBC Radio4 is the serialization of the now famous “Bob Servant” emails on the radio. In case you don’t know – Bob Servant is a fictional creation of Neil Forsyth – who took into his head to reply to those regular emails you get from bereaved...

December 23, 2010  3:54 AM

Congratulations & Celebrations – Swagbag Competition Winners!

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

[Insert virtual drumroll...] [Fumbling with virtual golden envelope...]… “And the Winner is…” It’s my extreme pleasure to announce the winners of this year VMworld 2010 SwagBag Competition. If you don’t myself and David Davis filled up our spare VMworld 2010 bags – which formed the...


December 21, 2010  4:58 AM

Chinwag/Vendorwag is on holiday

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Well, it will soon be Xmas. And I’ve decide to give the chinwag and vendorwag a holiday. The podcast will return on w/c 3rd Jan which is my first real week back at “work” – with Jase McCarty…


December 14, 2010  4:03 AM

ISV Support – The biggest barrier to virtualization

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

One of the things that is often discussed is what the biggest barriers are to virtualization – frequently this discussions focus on performance, internal politics and cost of licensing. But have you ever thought that one of the biggest barriers to virtualization – is the very software vendors?...


December 14, 2010  3:59 AM

Review of the Year Podcast – Wednesday, 15th – 8pm GMT

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I will be the one of the guests on John Troyer’s ever popular VMTN Communities Round-Table Podcast, on Wednesday 15th 8pm GMT (3pm Eastern, 12 noon Pacific) The talk is about the top virtualization stories of 2010 and what we expect for 2011. I’ll be joined by


December 14, 2010  3:51 AM

Cloudy Thoughts

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

I’ve been thinking about the cloud a lot in the last year – and speaking to both the sellers of cloudy software, as well as customers thinking of going down the cloud route. For sometime I’ve though the cloud might be more attractive to SMB customers – not so much the private cloud...


December 13, 2010  9:58 AM

Colocation Horror Stories – Selecting the Best from the Worst

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Those of who follow my blog frequently will know I was recently a “White Van Man” driver for the day – as I moved a lot my hardware into a new colocation facility near where I live. I was going to write a short little missive about my experiences of working with a hosting provider – but in...


December 6, 2010  10:09 AM

First Offical Irish VMUG Meeting – Clarence Hotel, Dublin – 16th Dec

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

From the VMware User Group Ireland Linkedin Page (VMUGI)

First VMUG...


December 1, 2010  11:42 AM

HyperV v3 by Raphaël Schitz

MikeLaverick MikeLaverick Profile: MikeLaverick

Introduction: This weeks special Guest Post is from Raphael Schitz, he runs the very popular hypervisor.fr blog. Raphael is my first special guest blogger on RTFM, and his presence here arose out of some unique...


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