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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

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

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 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