Nov2016

VMware Has Released vSphere 6.5 — but Do I Care?

This week, VMware finally GAs the latest and greatest version of its flagship product, vSphere. We have now reached the lofty heights of version 6.5. It has the usual improvements. The vCSA can now handle updates natively, has high availability, and runs …
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Sep2016

My Collective Thoughts about VMworld 2016

It has now been a couple of weeks since VMworld 2016 came to a close in Las Vegas, Nevada. That has given me some time to ponder about what I saw, as well as what I heard, during that week in Vegas and I have to say my biggest take away was that VMworld 2016 was the year that seemed to really have more of a vibe about network and storage virtualization.

Jun2016

Are Blades Nearing End of Life?

At HPE Discover this year, the vendor discussions were about composable infrastructure, 25 Gbps networking, VSAN readiness, GPUs, and other new, transformative concepts. These concepts require some significant software and hardware changes. Within the Hewlett Packard Enterprise portfolio, this implies …
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Apr2016

Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, Part 2b

In part one of Cost to Build a New Virtualized Data Center, we discussed the basic software costs for a virtualized data center based on VMware vSphere 6.0, Citrix XenServer 6.5, Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 and 2016, and Red Hat. If you missed that, …
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