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Steve Beaver
Steve BeaverStephen Beaver is the co-author of VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center and Scripting VMware Power Tools: Automating Virtual Infrastructure Administration as well as being contributing author of Mastering VMware vSphere 4 and How to Cheat at Configuring VMware ESX Server. Stephen is an IT Veteran with over 15 years experience in the industry. Stephen is a moderator on the VMware Communities Forum and was elected vExpert for 2009 and 2010. Stephen can also be seen regularly presenting on different topics at national and international virtualization conferences.

A Look at Network Automations Automate 9

June 21, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

A look at Network Automations Automate 9: Last month I wrote a post titled “Is Automation Killing the Engineering?” For this post I want to explore the idea that it is not the automation that might be killing the engineering but rather how far and good some of the 3rd party application are in pretty…

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VMware vExpert Class of 2013

June 12, 2013
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VMware100x30

At the end of May, VMware announced the new VMware vExpert class of 2013. There were 581 vExperts named which is the largest group so far in the 5 year history of the program. On an interesting side note, of these 581 vExperts, there are forty two of them that were part of the original…

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Public Cloud Use Cases

June 4, 2013
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CloudComputing

There are different public cloud use cases. Here at The Virtualization Practice we moved our datacenter from the north to the south part of the country and utilized the cloud to host the workloads during the transition. Edward Haletky, yesterday posted about Evaluating the Cloud: Keeping your Cloud Presence and presented the question and his…

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My Thoughts on the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

May 29, 2013
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CloudComputing

My thoughts on the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service: There was an announcement made last week about the new VMware vCloud Hybrid Service which will bring VMware Public Cloud Service to the masses later this year. There are a couple of posts from our own Virtualization Practice analysts which can be found here and here. Since…

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Is Automation Killing The Engineering?

May 17, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Is automation killing the engineering? When MTV first appeared on air, the first video it played was, “Video Killed the Radio Star.” Fast forward a few decades and I have to wonder if automation is killing the engineering. In the early days of virtualization the administrators were expected to be proficient via the command line…

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What is the Future of Virtual Storage in a Software Defined Data Center?

May 10, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

What is the future of virtual storage in a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)? As more and more technology gets moved from hardware to software in the SDDC, I have to wonder which direction virtual storage will go. If we use networking as an example, the technology has evolved from setting up local virtual switches…

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Medicine as a Service: Could this be the next cloud frontier?

May 2, 2013
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CloudComputing

Medicine as a Service: Could this be the next cloud frontier? For the most of the last decade there have been a lot of hospitals and medical services groups that have been migrating their workloads from physical servers to virtual servers and now are expanding from just a virtual environment to a more of a…

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Host Deployments in a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC)

April 25, 2013
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DataCenterVirtualization

Host deployments in a Software Defined Data Center (SDDC): How do you deploy the hypervisors in your company? There are several different choices from installing from a CD, network install and/or PXE, to name a few methods currently available. When there are not a lot of physical hypervisors to worry about the CD installation works…

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Gaming as a Service

April 18, 2013
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Gaming as a Service: When we talk about Cloud Computing Systems we may be mainly focusing on Platform, Infrastructure, Software and Network as a service as the main and common areas that are presented to us, but there is another area to watch and keep an eye on as it gets a stronger foothold into…

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