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Reading Time: < 1 minute With Halloween only a few days away, this year Altaro gathered SysAdmins’ funniest and most horrifying stories into one eBook.  We all know that a SysAdmin’s job is no easy task and apart from constantly having systems to update, bugs to fix and users to please, SysAdmins encounter all sorts of situations throughout their careers.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Build a VMware lab is usually tricky because you have to find the proper balance between the physical and the virtual infrastructure. Most people does not have huge or powerful physical servers, or does not have the proper environment (considering the power consumption, the generated heat, the noise, or also the needed space), and they opt for small and cheap systems.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Nutanix .NEXT EU event at Copenhagen has just finished, but the event was a success with more than 4000 people and with also some important announcements. This .NEXT EU was from October 8 to 10 in Copenhagen and was the 4th edition in Europe (the first .NEXT EU conference was in 2016 in Vienna).

Reading Time: 3 minutes Nutanix .NEXT US 2019 is in the books, and now it’s the turn of the European edition. The Nutanix .NEXT EU 2019 will be from October 8 to 10 in Copenhagen and will be the 4th edition in Europe (the first .NEXT EU conference was in 2016 at Vienna).

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events: VMware vNIC – Frankfurt (Oct, 1-2) Nutanix .NEXT EU – Copenhagen (Oct, 8-10) Digital Expo Transformation Europe – London (Oct, 9-10) AI Conference – London (Oct, 14-17) SDN NFV World Congress 2019 – Den Hague (Oct, 14-17) RIPE 79 Meeting – Rotterdam (Oct, 14-18) IoT Conference – Bilbao (Oct, 22-25) Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference EU 2019 – Lyon (Oct, 28-30)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Commvault has signed an agreement to acquire Hedvig, for total consideration of $225 million, which includes the purchase price and ongoing employee retention. Commvault was formed in 1988 as a development group within Bell Labs, and later designated as a strategic business unit of AT&T Network Systems. In 1996, it was incorporated as an independent company.  Their main product is focused on backup and data protection (and not only).

Reading Time: < 1 minute Interesting European IT events in this month: IFA 2019 – Berlin (Sep, 6-11) Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2019 – London (Sep, 9-11) Secure Computing Forum – Dublin (Sep, 12) CloudSec 2019 – London (Sep, 13) Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2019 – London (Sep, 18) VMUG Professional Development – Online (Sep, 19) Open Networking Summit Europe 2019 – Antwerp (Sep, 23-25) SDWAN Summit 2019 – Paris (Sep, 24-26)

Reading Time: 2 minutes VMware PowerCLI is a Windows PowerShell set of modules designed to simplify, automate, the managing of VMware vSphere environments. If you currently use PowerCLI to automate basic tasks with pre-defined scripts, you’ll already know how powerful automation can be.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Eight years ago I’ve started writing this blog and the vInfrastructure blog starts its life (see the first official post: Blog goes live). Initially the blog had a slightly different domain name, but has rapidly changed with the final one (shorted and probably simpler).

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m very proud and honored to have been invited at the second Security Field Day (#XFD2) event. This is a brand new Tech Field Day (TFD) event, the Tech Field Day team started the Security Field Day event because they recognized that security is just as vital to IT operations as storage, networking, or virtualization. And of course there is more demand on those type of topics. You can learn more in this post by Tom Hollingsworth: Security Field Day – The Non-Conference.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The VMware vExpert 2019 Applications are now open again for the second round of submissions. Applications will stay open from June 18th and will close on July 31st for a August 9th announcement.

Reading Time: 2 minutes The VCP-NV 2019 certification proves you can transform the economics of network and security operations for your company. VCP-NV 2019 certification validates your ability to install, configure, and administer NSX virtual networking implementations, regardless of the underlying physical architecture.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Experts Live Europe is a technical conference for IT Professionals and other technical-oriented people who are focused on Microsoft products and technologies.  Experts Live Europe cames from the System Center Universe Europe (SCU Europe) events, focused on mainly System Center. With the highly increasing developments in IT, the focus of SCU conference expanded to covering a large scale of different (cloud) technologies and the conference change the name and the target.

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