Author Nick Howell

I am a big fan of transparency. For that reason, I wanted to share with you my personal selections for which I voted for VMworld 2011, and add a little personal input as to why I voted for them. Now, before I began the massive undertaking that is reviewing all of the submissions, and placing...
Today, NetApp, Cisco, and VMware announced the latest in an array of FlexPod architectures, this time supporting SAP. This is a huge step in a big direction for FlexPod, as SAP is one of the bigger and best-known tier 1 applications out there. Running SAP in a flexible, efficient, standardized stack is a win/win for...
On Monday, Cisco released the next in their series of Cisco Validated Designs, or “CVD’s.”   This time, it hits very near and dear to home for me as an ex-admin, because it is a CVD for one of the bigger more complex apps, MS SharePoint.  If you’re unfamiliar with CVD’s, please see this site.  But...
I’m going to try and do a Camtasia video walkthrough of this process to accompany this post.  Will post it in the coming weeks. I ran into a known Catch-22 tonight when migrating infrastructure VM’s over to a new cluster of UCS blades for our vCloud Director lab. Anyway, here’s the story… You’ve moved all...
What Do All Those Snap Words Mean?!
Snapshot. Snapvault. Snapmanager. SnapLock. SnapDrive. SnapMirror. Are you screaming and confused yet? Don’t worry. Most new customers are, as was I, until about a couple of years or so ago when I really took the time to dive in with some SE’s and try to understand the logic around it all. Since I still hear...
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