VMworld 2020 Odyssey Challenge Recap

 During VMworld I participated in the VMworld 2020 Odyssey Challenge. It was the first time I participated in a competition of this type and I must say it was a lot of fun. What is the VMworld Odyssey Challenge? This is a competition that started at VMworld in 2019. It

Nutanix .NEXT 2020 Announcements

This week, Nutanix .NEXT 2020 is being held as a digital event due to COVID-19. This combines the traditional US and EU .NEXT programs into one event. Nutanix Core is the leader in the HCI market. With that being said, Nutanix is certainly not resting on its laurels and continues

VMware Livefire for Partners and Employees

VMware offers employees and VMware Partners the opportunity to attend VMware Livefire advanced training each year. These are advanced courses where experts collaborate through training, lab exercises and discussions on how to implement enterprise-level VMware solutions. VMware Livefire course catalog (as of writing – it constantly changes): Cloud Native: Run

Book 4 of the IT Architect Series announced

The IT Architect Series is getting ready to release their 4th book in the series titled “Stories from the Field – Horror stories and lessons learned from IT Architects, Operations and Project Management.” This effort was led by Matthew Wood, John Arrasjid and Mark Gabryjelski with a total of 34

Nutanix Clusters is Live

Nutanix Clusters on AWS is now live. Formerly known as Xi Clusters, this offering has been talked about for a few years; great to see it has finally arrived. I think the reason for the long incubation period is that Nutanix wanted to get it right. This is a great

Performance Considerations when running Nutanix on vSphere

Here are some performance considerations for running Nutanix AOS 5.10 or higher on vSphere 6.7 U3b. In vSphere 6.7 you may have noticed the introduction of Skyline Health (vSphere Client, vCenter Server object, Monitor, Skyline Health) and the reporting of the Compute Health Checks. You may have also noticed the

Not Quite Right Infrastructure Platforms

Have you worked with infrastructure platforms that were not quite right? Niggling little annoyances that do not impact delivering services but add that extra effort to get your job done? Things like self-signed SSL certificates, local user accounts and naming standards that make no sense. These things translate into technical

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