Browsing Posts published in June, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VMware Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are some special VMUG groups that differs from geographically local groups by this key points: are topic oriented (and not geo-localized), are globally (worlwide), are almost virtually (with limited face to face meeting) and are interactive at each level (learn from peers, partners but also from VMware). Within these SIGs, members can connect and collaborate through topic based global communities.

Reading Time: 2 minutes To better address member needs, VMUG is launching Special Interest Groups or SIGs. Within these SIGs, members can connect and collaborate through topic based global communities. Cloud operations is a wide and ever expanding field, and we hope to gain your feedback on the direction and focus of the CloudOps VMUG SIG during our first interactive webcast schedule on Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST (GMT -6:00).

Reading Time: 4 minutes Virtualization products comparisons are almost common, but usually are too much (single) vendor oriented and each try to bring better conclusion on its products. So it’s difficult find something that it’s really independent. Also customer experiences could be polarized by their knowledge and the experience itself, or (and this could be worst) by a better design or architecture choice. I’ve write something one year ago (see this post), but of course products change so things also change. So part is still valid and part must be updated.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The MCSE “v2” (Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert) certifications are an advanced (or the reflect the meaning of the name, the expert) level in Microsoft certifications. Introduced more than one year ago with the MCSA level, where completed with the MTA certifications that are the entry level, especially for people that don’t know already the Microsoft technologies. I’ve reach the MCSE: Private Cloud certification on September 2012, but using some “short” path (time limited), so it wasn’t really a complete example of what are new MCSE certifications.

Reading Time: 6 minutes The primary motivations for becoming vExpert certainly should not be related to any possible benefits of the program. And once confirmed (for me is the fourth year in a row) you have to think more about what you can give rather to what is to be expected. But I’d be a hypocrite to deny that there are also practical advantages in being a vExpert! Officially, VMware according with the FAQ say that the biggest benefit of the award is the public recognition as a VMware vExpert Award winner. But benefits also include:

Reading Time: 2 minutes Cisco Live is a vendor event evolved out of the Networkers conferences that began in 1989. Now it offers an unparalleled combination of education and training on the latest technologies and trends; testing and certification on Cisco products; and the opportunity for attendees to extend their professional networks by forging new connections with like-minded colleagues.

Reading Time: 3 minutes By talking about SanDisk, my first thought goes to the “consumer” market of the flash cards, where it’s well know. Some of my SD memory cards are from this company, but probably their products are “hidden” in a lot of other devices. But SanDisk it’s not only flash cards, considering that they also product Solid State Devices (SSDs) for desktops, laptops, and ultrabooks. And they are in the Enterprise segment too with Enterprise SSDs with PCIe, SAS, SATA interfaces and some interesting software like FlashSoft and Membrain. They work with OEM (like Dell and NetApp), […]

Reading Time: 7 minutes During the last Dell Enterprise Forum, Dell announced a further differentiation to the range of converged infrastructure solutions to help businesses of all sizes to address common issues related to complexity, inefficiency and rigidity of the existing IT infrastructure. The new solution called Dell PowerEdge VRTX (available from 26 June) can be customized for specific applications and workloads, but also can bring enterprise-class convergent technology to new scenarios: ROBO and SMB.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VCAP-DTD exam is quite similar, in the format, as the VCAP-DCD one, with lot of questions (115 questions!), composed by multiple choice, drag and drop, scenario questions, along with some “visio” style design questions. The total time for this exam is 195 minutes (with the usual 30 min. extension for non native English Countries) that seems much, but could be not enough considering that some questions (scenarios based and “visio”) will take a lot of time!

Reading Time: 5 minutes During the Red Hat Summit 2013 event, Red Hat, Inc. has announced serveral news: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.2, nuove linee di prodotto basate su OpenStack per realizzare la sua vision di Open Hybrid Cloud, shows OpenStack Ecosystem Strength, launches Red Hat OpenStack Certification and unveils Red Hat Certified Solution Marketplace.

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