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VMware remove the 2 year recertification policy!

VMware have today announced that they have listened to feedback from exam takers and customers and with immediate effect, have dropped the requirement to recertify your VMware certifications every two years!  In IT Certification terms, this is a very bold move and one which I am sure will be welcomed by the industry, as it…
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5th February 2019 0

Passing the VMware Cloud on AWS Software Defined Data Center 2019 exam

I’m a huge fan of VMware’s coupling with Amazon, and so with a number of my customers moving workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, I have today passed the VMware Cloud on AWS Software Defined Data Center 2019 exam, which is a 45 minute online exam with 30 questions. This is a new badge from…
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4th January 2019 0

VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS Native coming to an on premise data center near you!

Yes that’s right, you read that correctly, in 2019 you will be able to run VMConAWS and/or AWS native in your on premise private cloud!  AWS CEO Andy Jassy (left) and VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger (right) announced this week at Amazon’s re:Invent 2018 conference in Las Vegas, that the partnership between AWS and VMware will…
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2nd December 2018 0

Couldn’t make VMworld Barcelona? We’ve got you covered

If you couldn’t make it to VMworld this year, don’t worry as you can watch a lot of the main keynotes online from this years VMworld, or going back as far as 2014 here:  https://videos.vmworld.com/global/2018 You should also check out VMware’s “What’s New at VMworld 2018” webpage for a summary of all of the announcements…
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19th November 2018 0

1 Week until VMworld 2018 Barcelona!

With just one week to go until VMworld, I thought I’d share with you some of the cool things that you can expect.  VMworld Europe 2018 will be on November 5th-8th in Barcelona. To my knowledge this is the first time we’ve had the European event in November, with it usually being held in September…
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29th October 2018 0

My First VMUG as a VMware Employee, and VMware Certification Updates

I was recently given the opportunity to present at the North West England VMUG (VMware User Group) to give an update on VMware Education & Certification. The original presenter was forced to cancel at the last minute and I was luckily able to step and fill the presenter’s shoes.  This did of course mean having…
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11th October 2018 0

WordPress on PhotonOS under Docker

To build upon my previous docker/photon post here, I wanted to move away from the theory and show you how you can download VMware’s Photon OS, install Docker, and then run a WordPress container to show it all in action.  It’s a simple process once you know how, but to get to this point, I…
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1st October 2018 0

VMware Encryption – VM or vSAN Encryption?

To encrypt or not to encrypt, what is the difference??   The integrity, or rather the protection of data at rest and in motion are hot topics, both in and outside the datacentre. This article focuses more on the two VMware options of data at rest encryption – VM encryption and vSAN encryption. It’s easy…
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28th September 2018 0

VMware Homelab – Part #2

In this blog I go through my ideas on the lab architecture and design Part #1 to this blog series focused on the hardware choices I went through and the reasons I discarded some perfectly good options for others. This, as with so many things comes down to the bottom line – costs. This, the…
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21st September 2018 0

VMware Skyline updates and Global Availability

In an update from my previous post, I wanted to tell you about some of the exciting updates in Skyline v1.4 announced at VMworld Vegas 2018.  Skyline is no stranger to VMworld, and this year did not disappoint, with a raft of updates, hands on labs and expert sessions, including a few tables dedicated to…
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17th September 2018 0