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Meet Your New Systems Administrator: Paul Issee

We have been evolving our data center operations throughout the years. As we come from centralized to decentralized, from mainframe to distributed, and from physical to virtualized deployments, the one thing that has had to be the most adaptive is the ever valuable Systems Administrator. So, as we head into the next generation of the SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) …

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VMware VSAN has arrived!

This week was the launch of the much anticipated VMware VSAN in General Availability. This product has been in beta for some time now, and getting a lot of attention from customers, partners, and from its competitors. Today is really the more official launch with the availability of vSphere 5.5 Update 1: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=353&downloadGroup=VC55U1 If you want to run Horizon View, …

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Why VXLAN is Awesome, and Why it May Not Be

If you’re not already familiar with VXLAN, you should get to know it. VXLAN (acronym for Virtual eXtensible Local Area Network) is fast becoming the hottest new discussion item for Cloud service design. What is VXLAN? VXLAN technology overlays a virtualized Layer 2 on top of a Layer 3 network allowing the extension of Layer 2 traffic between physical segments. …