Category: System Administration

Why I Hate the Cloud

I hate the cloud. There, I said it. Do I have your attention now?  Yes, yes, I know, I’m supposed to love the cloud like everyone else who read about it in CIO Magazine over

Technology, Partnerships and Choice

Before I joined Veeam I spent all my career working for service providers. I spent my first 7 years working for a hosting provider working on Windows and Linux systems. At that stage there was

Quick Post – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5b RESTful API Fixes and More

Quick Post – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v5b RESTful API Fixes and More – VIRTUALIZATION IS LIFE! %d bloggers like this:

One Click Managed Kubernetes Labs with Platform9

I first blogged about Platform9 all the way back in 2015 after discovering them in 2014 at VMworld… that was around their VMware/KVM and OpenStack solutions at the time… this time around it’s Kubernetes. Platform9

What’s new in vSphere 7.0 Update 2?

Since the release of vSphere 7.0 in April 2020, VMware moved vSphere to a shorter six-month release cycle. This faster pace allows the product to stay on track with VMware’s aggressive roadmap and latest innovations

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How to install and configure Update Manager Download Service (UMDS) 7.0

VMware Update Manager Download Service is a product that acts as a patch repository for the hosts in your infrastructure. It is comparable to WSUS in the sense that it downloads the patches from the

v11 For Service Providers – Replication for VMware Cloud Director

When Veeam Backup & Replication v11 went Generally Available on the 24th of February I posted the What’s in it for Service Providers blog. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and

Managed Kubernetes and OpenStack as a Service with Platform9

Kubernetes can pose a steep learning curve for those coming from a more traditional infrastructure background. Its adoption is growing as we know, and there are a lot of IT Operations practitioners scrambling to get

v11 For Service Providers – Low RPO VMware Replication with CDP

When Veeam Backup & Replication v11 went Generally Available on the 24th of February I posted the What’s in it for Service Providers blog. In that post I briefly outlined all the new features and

Introducing Kubestr – Identify, Validate and Evaluate Kubernetes Storage

For as long as I can remember I have been benchmarking storage. Knowing how storage would perform under certain IO profiles was a key part of the burn in process for new storage platforms. For