Author: James

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Kubecon Europe 2020: Service Mesh Workshop hosted by VMware

Service Mesh Workshop hosted by VMware Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 Time: 9:00  – 15:00 Location: RAI Amsterdam Registration Fees: USD $99 donated to the CNCF Diversity Scholarship Fund In the adoption of service mesh technologies, DevOps and SREs have found challenges in managing microservices deployed on multicloud while meeting enterprise and security requirements. Learn…
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22nd February 2020 0

VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) for vSAN

vSphere and vSAN 6.7 introduce an all new level of visibility, and interoperability between the hypervisor, vSAN, and vRealize Operations 7.5 and above. This interoperability offers the best of both worlds: Simple, need-to-know information presented in a single unified pane of visibility, with an easy way to drill into the full infrastructure analytics application for…
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18th January 2020 0

Everyone should present at a vMUG, here’s why

Happy New Year people.  With a new year comes new opportunities, new challenges, new chances to shine.  This year I’ve set myself a goal to continue presenting, public speaking and just generally putting myself out there which includes the creation of a YouTube channel to share what I’m up to, in this case a condensed version…
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13th January 2020 0

Missed VMworld 2019? Here are a few options to quickly get up to date

  If you missed VMworld 2019 Europe, have no fear – we’ve got you covered!  Click here to register for vForum Online (December 2019) START DATE:12/12/2019 START TIME:2:00 PM GMT / 3:00 PM CET DURATION:90 MINUTES vForum Online, VMware’s largest virtual event for IT professionals, is back with a post-VMworld update! Join our online event…
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30th November 2019 0

New VMware Learning Zone Prep Forums

Are you planning to take some of the most popular VMware DCV certification exams, but have no one you can ask for advice on how to prepare? Then look no further! Starting next Monday, November 25th, you can join the DCV Foundations Exam Prep or the VCP-DCV Exam Prep Forums on the VMware Learning Zone and get some great…
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23rd November 2019 0

End of General Support for vSphere 6.0 and planning your vSphere upgrade

Hi all, it’s been a while since I last posted.  You know how it is, time flies when you’re having fun, which we always are of course working at VMware. I wanted to quickly highlight that vSphere 6.0 goes end of general support on the 12th of March 2020.  That might seem some ways away…
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10th July 2019 0

VMware exams that retire on August 30th 2019, and what is replacing them

Hear ye all exam takers.  If you’re planning on taking any VMware exams this year, then please be aware that the following exams will be retired and replaced on August 30th 2019. The change is led by a mixture of products going EOL and the recent changes to certification naming conventions.  Personally I think it’s…
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13th April 2019 0

What is this VMUG that I keep hearing about?

If you work in the IT industry, then you’ve probably heard or read someone mention VMUG, a VMUG, the VMUG, I’m presenting at a VMUG etc.  A lot of you will know what this means, but for those of you that don’t, then you’ve come to the right place.  I thought I’d share my thoughts…
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31st March 2019 0

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