VMware vSphere 5.1 Feature Spotlight: vSphere Data Protection

VMware has added some really great features with their vSphere Data Protection product that ships with the vSphere 5.1 environment. By leveraging the vSphere API – Data Protection (VADP) it allows for reduced load on the vSphere hosts which is great news for resource utilization. So What does vSphere Data Protection Do? The new vSphere Data Protection 5.1 does some …

Belt and Suspenders: When one tool is not enough

There has always been a drive in the software and infrastructure environment to find the ultimate single tool that achieves everything you need. It is truly the Holy Grail of the IT industry and much like the Holy Grail, it remains an unreachable goal for most organizations; but that’s OK. Enter the Portal As the Internet rose to large acceptance …

DiscoPosse Review: Training Kit (Exam 70-462): Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases

I’m a big fan of training and certification. It’s an increasingly important part of a professional IT worker’s career to stay in tune with current and new technologies. The Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training Kit by Orin Thomas, Peter Ward and Bob Taylor from Microsoft Press is quite simply one of the best tools you could use to …