Nimble Hobbit

Want to see the new Hobbit movie for free, my precious? If you’re an IT professional then Nimble Storage are offering you the chance to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug for free on two dates in December. One is the 18th (in London), the other is the 19th (in Manchester). Follow this link to find out more: Nimble Storage Hobbit screening

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Thank You @dawoo

It’s Friday and I just wanted to thank my colleague Darren (@dawoo) for the super stickers that he sent me recently in return for providing a quote on his website. I haven’t decided where they’re going to go yet – I’m trying to think of something a little more different than the lid of my laptop šŸ™‚

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Don’t over-complicate!

Having recently relocated my home office and my home lab within my house, I have set about rebuilding my lab from scratch. As it evolves or my needs change, a rebuild is good to purge out theĀ remnantsĀ of the various experiments and tests that I’ve done. However, I will sometimes fall into the trap of trying to be too clever. Take last night as an example. I happened to read about a piece of software called Cobbler. To save anyone having to read what is quite a lengthy man page, Cobbler manages the provisioning of operating systems from a single server. I thought it would be great if I could automate and control the complete rebuild of my entire lab from bare metal to fully functional at the touch of a few buttons with my QNAP NAS acting as the Cobbler […]

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Vote For Your Top Virtualization Blogs

It’s that time again. For the last few years Eric Siebert, over at vsphere-land.com, has organised a vote giving you, the readers of virtualization blogs, the opportunity to decide which you think is the best. Jeremy and I run this site in our spare time because we want to but if you could see you way clear to voting for us, or any of you other favourite virtualization blogs, then you have our thanks. Just hit the “vote” button to the left to be directed to the voting page, or click here.

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VMware – Changes At The Top

Following on from VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s announcement that he is to leave his role, I joked on twitter that this was actually a response to the prospect of being accosted by Gregg Robertson and Darren Woollard at VMworld again about putting in an appearance at a London VMUG. I didn’t expect a response from him on account ofĀ the hundreds of other tweets he must have received, but the fact that I got one suggests to me that Dr Herrod is still fairly grounded despite having been instrumental in the establishment and growth of a very successful company whose developments have shaped IT and my career to date. Thank you. Dr Herrod’s departure will raise questions about the future direction of VMware for sure. He joined the company in 2001 and moved into the role of CTO only a few […]

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