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Hyper-converged: A Noun or a Verb? e Podcast with DataCore Software– Episode 262 by Douglas A. Brown
Listen to “Hyper-converged: A Noun or a Verb? Podcast with DataCore Software – Episode 262” on Spreaker. In episode 262, Douglas Brown interviews Jeff Slapp, Director, Systems Engineering and Solution Architecture at DataCore Software. Jeff and Douglas discuss DataCore and Jeff’s recent blog article titled, ‘Hyper-converged: A Noun or a Verb?’. Jeff is another deep technical […]

Benny Tritsch: Tools I’ve used in my Ignite session

Benny Tritsch
A bit more than two weeks ago I’ve presented a breakout session titled “Get an independent insider’s view of desktop virtualization and session remoting” at Microsoft Ignite in Atlanta. Here is the video of my session on Channel 9 for those who want to watch it. As part of my session I demonstrated some great tools […]

Microsoft Step-By-Step: Installing MySQL on Nano Server via PowerShell

Recently, Pierre Roman was in town presenting 10 Things I like About Windows Server 2016 to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup. While presenting, he white-boarded a couple of questions for Pierre and I to address on CANITPRO.NET later via a blog post. One such question was as follows: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?” […]

Microsoft: Use Docker Compose and Service Discovery on Windows to scale-out your multi-service container application

This post walks through the process of creating and deploying a multi-tier blog application using Docker Compose (Compose file and application shown in Figure 1). Figure 1: The Compose File used to create the blog application, including its BlogEngine.NET front-end (the ‘web’ service) and SQL Server back-end (the ‘db’ service). Note: Docker Compose can be […]

The hidden costs of Public Cloud Providers: The risk of not getting Azure right in the Enterprise

Last year was the year of the Openstack. People talked about it, they deployed it, they tested it, and they had grandiose plans on rolling it into production. Few in my experience succeeded on schedule or without technical challenges and difficulties in skill-set gaps on their teams. While this is still being leveraged in many […]

VMware Tech Preview Coming Soon – An Even Better Experience for Skype for Business and Horizon 7 – Video

Microsoft and VMware End-User Computing (EUC) CTOs Raj Gopalakrishnan and Shawn Bass discuss how they are collaborating to create an even better Skype for Business user experience with Horizon 7. The tech preview is coming soon! Sign up here: From the fine folks at VMware EUC.

Get ready, go! Preparing IT for a Windows 10 migration

The IT conundrum: innovation versus stability and security. How can IT introduce new OS features to the enterprise at a rate to keep up with the faster speed of business without compromising stability and security? The first two posts in this series outlined why my team and I decided that right now is the time […]

What do VMware and Citrix bring to market for the Skype for business customer?

Today at VMworld 2016 Europe VMware announced a technical preview of a new Skype for Business solution for VMware Horizon. Earlier this year Citrix announced that they had a special relationship with Microsoft and that the Microsoft Skype for Business plugin was developed for them. VMware was left in the corner with only a working […]

VMware Releases VMware vSphere 6.5!

VMware vSphere 6.5 Delivers Simplified Customer Experience, Comprehensive Built-In Security and Support for Running Modern, Containerized Applications in Production Today; VMware Virtual SAN 6.5 Supports Containerized and Physical Workloads, 512e Hard Disk Drives and Solid State Drives, and Two-node Direct Connect for Remote Office/Branch Office Environments; VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 Introduces Container Management and New […]

VMware Introduces New Workspace ONE – Collaboration with Microsoft to Deliver Optimized Skype for Business Experience in Horizon

The addition of VMware Workspace ONE Essentials expands the VMware digital workspace portfolio to enable companies to standardize on digital workspaces that can extend across all end-user types and use cases; Innovations in Workspace ONE brings enhanced security for Office 365 and improved user experience with expanded mobile single sign-on (SSO) to all web applications; […]

Introduction to Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

Continuous integration made integration a non-issue and brought us to the point where we always have a set of working and tested code that is ready to be deployed to production. Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment take the next step. Continuous Delivery vs Continuous Deployment There is a subtle difference between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment […]

Cost Optimization in the Cloud, Part 2 – The Four Pillars of Cloud Cost Optimization, Brought to You by AWS

We’ve looked at traditional approaches to optimizing costs in AWS and why these tactics often fail. This week, we investigate what AWS recommends organizations consider when seeking to lower costs in the public cloud, based on a presentation given at the AWS Enterprise Summit in Boston. So you know you need to refocus your efforts […]

Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct with Persistent Memory

At our recent Ignite conference we had some very exciting results and experiences to share around Storage Spaces Direct and Windows Server 2016. One of the more exciting ones that you may have missed was an experiment we did on a set of systems built with the help of Mellanox and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s NVDIMM-N technology. What’s […]

VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 – What’s New

Enhanced Ease of Use with Out-of-the-Box Support for Azure and Containers To better address the needs of developers and IT teams, VMware vRealize Automation 7.2 brings new out-of-the box support for Microsoft Azure as well as new container management capabilities. With this new release, the ability of IT and DevOps practitioners to use unified service […]