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February 23, 2010  2:42 PM

VMware’s quarterly earnings and you



Posted by: Makking
Mak King, Virtualization, VMware

That frenetic time in the business circles known as "earnings season" is upon us yet again. It is a time when companies announce how they have fared during their past fiscal quarter and give estimates of how their short and long term future prospects appear. These values tend to have real impacts...

January 11, 2010  3:33 PM

The Law of Unintended Consequences and SiteSurvey 2.0



Posted by: Makking
ESX, Mak King, Snapshots, VMware

Perhaps you have heard of "The Law of Unintended Consequences." Though it isn't an actual law of science, such as the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, it is a phenomenon that we all have no doubt experienced, sometimes daily. The Law of Unintended Consequences explains that in any...


November 18, 2009  8:02 PM

What can we learn about DR from survival situations?



Posted by: Makking
disaster recovery, Mak King, Virtualization

From the time I was little I was always taught to be prepared. I took outdoor survival classes and first aid courses in the evenings long before I was old enough to drive. My vehicles have extra tools in them. When mountain biking in Moab I carried enough equipment to rebuild a small nuclear...


October 12, 2009  3:11 PM

Using the command line doesn’t make you a purist



Posted by: Makking
command line, Mak King, VMware

Lately I've been watching David Davis's Train Signal video on vSphere while exercising at the gym, which has been beneficial on multiple levels. One of the points he makes in the vSphere Management Options...


September 18, 2009  2:21 PM

Goodbye pink highlighter, hello iPod Touch: VMware training in the 21st century



Posted by: Makking
Mak King, VCP, VMware training, vSphere

The high-flying days of pre-Y2K seem a distant, fairy-tale like memory. IT has gotten far more complex. Capital budgets continue to shrink, corporate greed continues unabated, shareholder gain is as strong as ever, and the demands on IT have naturally increased to meet such demands. The demands on...


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