VMworld US 2019 is in San Francisco August 26-29

Unconfirmed yet by VMware but according website Conventioncalender.com VMworld US 2019 will be back in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Dates are August 26 to August 29, 2019 This is not a big surprise. VMworld moved to Las Vegas for  2016, 2017 and 2018 editions. Likely because of renovations of the Moscone … [Read more...]

Google Cloud shuts down all systems of customer due to ‘potential suspicious activity’ on creditcard

A Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customer posted his experience on using GCP on Medium.com The anonymous customer writes that all of a sudden all of his systems running on GCP were shutdown. He writes: We have a project running in production on Google Cloud (GCP) that is used to monitor hundreds of wind turbines and … [Read more...]

Cannot apply the host configuration error at remediate ESXi 6.5 host using Host Profiles

I used host profiles to configure networking and other configuration on ESXi 6.5 hosts for a while. Worked fine. When a trainee used the host profile, an error showed up after the host profile ‘remediate’ feature was selected. The error shown in vCenter was ‘Cannot apply the host … [Read more...]

New AWS feature reduces costs for running databases by disabling cores

AWS in May 2018 introduced a new feature which reduces license costs for running databases on EC2 . Te feature named ‘CPU Options’ allows customers to configure the number of vCPU’s for an EC2 instance. Instance types offered by AWS normally come as t-shirt size. There is a fixed ratio between the … [Read more...]

VMware Cloud on AWS now available in Frankfurt region

VMware Cloud on AWS is per June 2018 also available in the AWS Frankfurt region. Frankfurt is the fourth worldwide region in which the service is available. Also London (UK),  US East (Northern Virgina) and US West (Oregon) regions offer VMware Cloud on AWS. For those of you not aware what VMware Cloud on AWS is. This … [Read more...]

AWS introducing ‘AWS Landing Zone’ solution

AWS is introducing a new technical solution named ‘AWS Landing Zone’. This set of tools allows AWS customers to automate the deployment of multiple AWS accounts linked together and build according AWS best practices. By doing so, a new AWS based environment can be quickly deployed. AWS has been talking … [Read more...]

Free 180-day NFR license for Veeam Backup & Replication v7

Veeam is giving away FREE 180-day NFR licenses for 2 sockets of Veeam® Backup Management Suite™ for VMware or Hyper-V for your home or work lab. This offer is for  VMware vExperts, VMware Certified Professionals (VCP), Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCP), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialists (MCTS) and Most … [Read more...]

VMworld Zoetermeer 2013

Op 25 september verzorgen VMware en KPN in Zoetermeer een mini VMworld. Er zijn diverse technology sessies en 1 sales sessie. Meer info en inschrijven hier Agenda: … [Read more...]

It is official: I will be writing a book on Managing the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud

One of my dreams has always been to write a book. Today this dream starts as I signed a contract with Packt Publishing. Packt is a large publisher of IT-books (total 1714 titles )  and has 49 titles on cloud and virtualization. Some names of authors who wrote books for Packt are Leandro Carvalho, Prasenjit Sarkar, … [Read more...]

Microsoft retires its top-level certifications MCM, MCA and MCSM

Update: -added link to with response of Tim Sneath (tims@microsoft.com)  who writes he is “the person ultimately responsible for the decision to retire the Masters program in its current form” -added a link to an article by Tony Redmond of WindowsITPro BANG. The message  which Microsoft delivered Friday  … [Read more...]