Browsing Posts published in November, 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes This event was really interesting and useful. There are several reasons to attend at this kind of event, but networking with other people and with Dell guys remain the main reason.

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the last Dell Storage Forum event, there where a lot of social media activities. Considering that this time I was invited as a blogger, I can speak about all blogger’s related activities. The list of official blogger, this time, was quite limited: Barry Coombs @virtualisedreal Bruno Sousa @bsousapt Me (Andrea Mauro) @andrea_mauro Fabio Rapposelli @fabiorapposelli In this picture (taken by Michelle Richard) you can see the group with Charles Gillanders, formally a customer, but also a great blogger.

Reading Time: < 1 minute Pictures I’ve took a couple of pictures during the event and are all available on my Flickr page: For other pictures collection see: Official Dell Storage Forum Paris photo set Barry Coombs’s pictures (and also this one that is not structured)

Reading Time: 2 minutes As usual, on this event there where several sponsors, classified with a “storage” approach according to the level: Petabyte, Gigabyte, Megabyte. Petabyte Sponsors where: Brocade Comm Vault DataCore F5 Microsoft Siver Peak We have already talk about the Dell announces at this event, but also some sponsor have made some announces, like Comm Vault. But also other vendors has presented interesting products and solutions.

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Microsoft MCSE for Private Cloud Certification is one of the “new” MCSE path introduced in Apr 2012. This certification is one of the first specific for cloud competency and will replace all previous MCITP certifications related to virtualization. Actually the requiments to gain this certifications are: Held a MCSA: Windows Server 2008 or MCSA: Windows Server 2012 certification Pass Exams 70-246 Pass Exam 70-247

Reading Time: 5 minutes Some months ago I’ve write about the VMware Hands on Labs and how labs are important for testing and learning about a product (also for other vendor). Events like VMworld, Microsoft TechEd, Dell Storage Forum, HP Discover, … are a good moment to have access at those kind of labs. But of course you can also build your own labs (as described in this post) but this require more effort. A good work-around is use on-line and on-demand lab. For VMware the on-line version is just in beta, but for Microsoft this kind of tools […]

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today was the last day of the second European Dell Storage Forum. Lot of interesting announcements at this event (and I suppose more also next month at Dell World). Next weeks I will write a report of those days. Actually you can read something from those links: Press releases New products and features announcements BarryCooms’s reports: Dell Storage Forum 2012 – Paris – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 And what next? Next US edition will be the one at San José, Jun 4-6 2013. About the EMEA one, next year there will be an […]

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