Author: James

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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

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

Amazon RDS on VMware

 If you’re not familiar with Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), you can trust me that it is a tried, tested and much loved service available within AWS, helping DBAs by simplifying the use of MariaDB, SQL, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL.  Being an AWS offering, RDS comes with all of the features that you would expect…
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6th September 2018 0

Retiring VCAP exams

Please be aware that VMware will be retiring 3 older VCAP exams on September 30th 2018: VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Data Center Virtualization Design (VCAP6-DCV Design) VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Cloud Management and Automation Design (VCAP6-CMA Design) VMware Certified Advanced Professional 6 — Desktop and Mobility Design (VCAP6-DTM Design) I’ve read…
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28th August 2018 0

Big changes to VMware Certification

VMware have announced big changes to the way it names and versions its certifications. Starting from now, August 2018, certifications will align to the year in which they are passed, with a new annual release and update schedule for all VCP, VCAP, and VCDX certifications! For example: Instead of: VMware Certified Professional – Desktop and…
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25th August 2018 0

Upgrade to VMware Integrated OpenStack with Kubernetes 5.0

VIO 5.0 is here, and with it come a great many updates, including support and stability for the newest Openstack Queens release.  VIO 5.0 allows customers to leverage Queens for their mission critical workloads and adds support for VMware’s SDDC stack (vSphere, vSAN and NSX). You can read all about the updates in the What’s…
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25th July 2018 0