Vembu End of Year Goodness – Survey and Prizes!

Welcome to the close down of an exciting 2018.  I’m super happy to have great support for the folks at Vembu who are keen to get your feedback on the state of data protection in your environment.  If you have a minute to spare, whether you’re an existing Vembu customer or not, your feedback is very important to all of us.

Fill out the 1-minute survey here with chances to win an Amazon Gift Card!  Use the button above or this link to share your feedback and earn a chance to win.

Happy Holidays from our friends at Vembu!

Welcome Nutanix to the DiscoPosse Family!

It certainly has been an exciting time lately with all of the work happening around here at and I am proud to announce my new sponsor Nutanix for supporting the site as we prepare for more great events, articles, stories and more in 2014!

Nutanix has long been a strong supporter of the blogger community and I was also lucky enough to be a recipient of a great gift from the Nutanix team for reaching the Top 50 Virtualization Blog award 🙂


I even wore my Nutanix vBrownBag satchel to the office today which was our vExpert gift from last year at VMworld. Ultimately, these are the nice things that get done to show support for the vExperts and bloggers who spend their time to help spread the word on technology and solutions for our overall community.

What’s the Deal with Web-Scale Wednesday?

With the focus on scale-out infrastructure like that offered with the Nutanix platform, there is a new webinar coming up on June 25th to help guide you through the Nutanix offering, and how they use what is being termed as web-scale deployment features to be able to answer the needs for enterprise data centers.


So make sure you sign up for the Web-Scale Wednesday session and you will also get a free T-Shirt to go along with the great information you will hear during the session!

Welcome Turbonomic to the DiscoPosse family!

It is just one cool thing after another recently here out of the DiscoPosse camp, and I am proud to be able to share that I am welcoming Turbonomic ( as a sponsor for today!

You may have seen me post recently about Turbonomic from our meeting at Tech Field Day VFD3. I’ve been eyeing their product suite for a while and it really has some interesting features and benefits that can create an intelligent monitoring and management layer in your VMware data center, or it may also augment your current tools. It doesn’t require a rip and replace of any existing infrastructure, and it is known to play well in the sandbox with others 🙂

Why wouldn’t you monitor your environment?

In a world where we have dozens of fitness tools and monitors that we run for ourselves, even to the point of tweeting out our weight every morning and tracking every step we take to the office, why wouldn’t we do the same for our production data center environment?

Even if you have a product running today, don’t you think it would be a good plan to health check that system to get some A/B comparisons? I am a proponent for running multiple tools to achieve the overall result of gathering as much information as possible to create the ideal management plan for my environments.


It’s like an HRM for your data center (click the image to see what the free Health Monitor is all about!

How to see more…

Luckily you don’t have to just take my word, or just some whitepaper on how Turbonomic works. They are one of the smart organizations that put the power of testing right into your hands with full-featured trials.

You can download the app, run it in your environment without impact, and in a matter of hours you will be able to see just what is happening that Turbonomic can help with.

Jump on over to the site for the free trial download here and see for yourself what Turbonomic Operations Manager may be able to do for your virtualization environment.


Thank you to all of you for your support, and to my friends at Turbonomic (@Turbonomic on Twitter) for helping our community grow and for bringing great tools out that can move our data centers to the next level of intelligent operations.

Drop them a line and make sure you tell them that DiscoPosse sent you 🙂


Welcome Infinio to the DiscoPosse family!

It has been an exciting week with the GA release of the Infinio Accelerator product that I’ve been testing out prior to the launch. So it is particularly exciting that I was able to help to introduce people to Infinio, and it is now even more wonderful that I can say a warm welcome to the team at Infinio as a sponsor to the web site!

Building proud partnerships with great teams

One of the things that I pride myself on with the site is that I have been able to build great relationships with my partner sponsors. The support to myself, and to the technology community from Infinio is what makes this something that I want to share with all of my readers and my peers.

As a new startup, Infinio is already making a splash with the VMware technology community. This was made clear when Infinio earned a coveted finalist spot for the Best of VMworld: New Technology at VMworld 2013 in San Francisco.


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Leading up to VMworld, Infinio came out of stealth at the Tech Field Day 9 event. Video of the introduction and deep dive sessions is available from the Tech Field Day site here:

I encourage you to visit Infinio to download and test the Infinio Accelerator, and reach out to the team on Twitter (@InfinioSystems). Watch them closely as I predict some really great things will be coming out of this organization.