Startup update: Runecast

Advertise here with BSAA while ago I introduced Runecast on my blog. I have known these guys for a while and this week I had to pleasure to be briefed on their new release: Runecast 1.7. The big ticket item in this release for sure it the vSAN Support. You may ask yourself why you would need Runecast when you have … [Read more...]

Happy 10th Birthday Yellow-Bricks.com

Advertise here with BSAJust wanted to share with all of you the fact that this week marks the 10th anniversary of Yellow-Bricks.com. Crazy thinking back about how it all started, and what it turned in to. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment on many of the articles over the years. Those wondering … [Read more...]

Sharing the #TechConfessions video

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld I sat down with Amy Lewis and had my Tech Confession. Where/When/How did I have my Software Defined  world. I would also highly recommend the tech confession by William Lam and Alan Renouf, both are very interesting. Make sure to follow the channel, and watch the other videos as well, … [Read more...]

What to know about VMware Cloud on AWS

During VMworld 2017 VMware Cloud on AWS (VMConAWS) is announced. This partnership between VMware and AWS makes it possible to create a VMware Software Defined Datacenter (SDDC) in AWS. In this blogpost  I highlight some useful information on “What is the VMware Cloud on AWS”. VMware Cloud on AWS is a cloud … [Read more...]

Virtually Speaking Podcast: VMW Cloud on AWS

Advertise here with BSAI was on vacation the past two weeks, yesterday I got a message from Frank Denneman and Pete Flecha if I had some time available. I was working in my backyard so dropped my tools and hopped on. Apparently John was sick, so I took his spot and here’s the result. Interesting conversation with … [Read more...]

The Elastifile Cross-Cloud Data Fabric

Tuesday 18 april 2017, Patrick van Helden, Director of Solution Architecture at Elastifile was at Metis IT to tell about Elastifile. We had the chance to try a real-life deployment of the Elastifile software. Elastifile is a relative new name in the storage area. Since this month, the company is out of stealth and has … [Read more...]

vSAN needs 3 fault domains

Advertise here with BSAI have been having discussions with various customers about all sorts of highly available vSAN environments. Now that vSAN has been available for a couple of years customers are starting to become more and more comfortable around designing these infrastructures, which also leads to some … [Read more...]

Storage capacity for swap files and TPS disabled

Advertise here with BSAA while ago (2014) I wrote an article on TPS being disabled by default in future release. (Read KB 2080735 and 2097593 for more info) I described why VMware made this change from a security perspective and what the impact could be. Even today, two years later, I am still getting questions about … [Read more...]

vSphere 6.5 what’s new – DRS

Advertise here with BSAMost of us have been using DRS for the longest time. To be honest, not much has changed over the past years, sure there were some tweaks and minor changes but nothing huge. In 6.5 however there is a big feature introduced, but lets just list them all for completeness sake: Pro-Active … [Read more...]

Hyper-Converged is here, but what is next?

Advertise here with BSALast week I was talking to a customer and they posed some interesting questions. What excites me in IT (why I work for VMware) and what is next for hyper-converged? I thought they were interesting questions and very relevant. I am guessing many customers have that same question (what is next for … [Read more...]