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  • Moving on to a new challenge

    Moving on to a new challenge

    Published November 27, 2014 by -- No Comments

    The cat is out of the bag …… After 4 years at Imtech ICT, I have accepted a new challenge and on January 1st I will be joining VMware Benelux in the role of Specialist SE for SDDC. I want to thank Imtech ICT for giving me the fun and ...

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  • Webinar: Protecting Virtual Machines Using Data Replication

    Webinar: Protecting Virtual Machines Using Data Replication

    Published November 19, 2014 by -- One Comment

    With a need for 24/7 operations, protecting virtual machines in ways that minimize downtime is an essential requirement for all IT departments. Data replication is a key to ...

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  • How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View

    How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View

    Published November 17, 2014 by -- One Comment

    How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View deployment is a big challenge for any organisation. We just want to pay Microsoft what we contractual owe them, nothing more, nothing less. With a new licensing option starting December 1, 2014 you can now license an individual instead of a device, and that individual receiv ...

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  • Utility Computing – from Dream to Reality

    Utility Computing – from Dream to Reality

    Published November 11, 2014 by -- One Comment

    I have been absorbing, analysing and sharing ideas with lots of people during VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona. From executive round-tables, roadmap sessions, panel discussions to one-on-one brainstorms or sharing a dream how the IT landscape would look like in 2020+. Utility Computing is forming from dream to reality in my opinion. Flash ...

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  • Veeam Availability Suite v8 released

    Veeam Availability Suite v8 released

    Published November 6, 2014 by -- 2 Comments

    Today Veeam released their long-awaited Availability Suite v8 (Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam One combined). With this release Veeam aims to enhance the availability for the modern data center and bridge the availability gap found in many companies. Leveraging the technologies of the modern data center, including virtualizatio ...

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  • Creating Workspace Portal 2.1 HA Cluster

    Creating Workspace Portal 2.1 HA Cluster

    Published November 6, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Peter Bjork wrote a great post on how to create a Workspace Portal 2.1 HA cluster using internal databases. You’re probably wondering: ‘internal database? That is for testing purposes only?” VM ...

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  • The first vBeers The Hague; the VMworld afterparty!

    The first vBeers The Hague; the VMworld afterparty!

    Published October 30, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Eric Sloof posted this yesterday on ntpro.nl: Join Eric Sloof (NTPRO.NL), Jeremy van Doorn (VMware) and Viktor van den Berg (viktorious.nl) for the first read more

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 released

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 released

    Published October 29, 2014 by -- One Comment

    NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 was released this week featuring Flash VM Boot, which provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups.  Nakivo Backup & Replication NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers ...

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  • Rapid VMware deployment with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes

    Rapid VMware deployment with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes

    Published October 27, 2014 by -- One Comment

    Lately you hear a lot about EVO:RAIL. But EVO:RAIL isn’t the only thing in the deployment kit. There’s also Virtual SAN Ready Nodes.  Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are a preconfigured ready-to-go hardware solution. Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are prescriptive in that they provides the size and quantity of CPU, Memory, Network, I/O C ...

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  • Customize VMware Workspace Portal some more

    Customize VMware Workspace Portal some more

    Published October 25, 2014 by -- One Comment

    DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY VMWARE IN ANY WAY. DON’T DO OR USE THIS IN YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT! If you are like me, and want everything exactly the way you want it, then the limited choice in customizing colors and images just isn’t enough.  Ofcourse you prefer your Workspace Portal in the same layout and colors as y ...

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  • Moving on to a new challenge
  • Webinar: Protecting Virtual Machines Using Data Replication
  • How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View
  • Utility Computing – from Dream to Reality
  • Veeam Availability Suite v8 released
  • Creating Workspace Portal 2.1 HA Cluster
  • The first vBeers The Hague; the VMworld afterparty!
  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 released
  • Rapid VMware deployment with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes
  • Customize VMware Workspace Portal some more

Moving on to a new challenge

The cat is out of the bag …… After 4 years at Imtech ICT, I have accepted a new challenge and on January 1st I will be joining VMware Benelux in the role of Specialist SE for SDDC. I want to thank Imtech ICT for giving me the fun and of course the opportunity to develop my skills as a Solution Architect. Of course I will keep on blogging at VMGuru.

Webinar: Protecting Virtual Machines Using Data Replication

With a need for 24/7 operations, protecting virtual machines in ways that minimize downtime is an essential requirement for all IT departments. Data replication is a key tool that enables virtualization administrators to deliver continuous operations in virtual server environments by protecting virtual machines. There are important considerations which determine where best to implement replication technology. Thursday, November 20, 11:00 am PT / 2:00pm ET Featured Speakers: Matt Price, Systems Engineer, Veeam Software, Inc. Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software This webinar discusses the technical options available and how to choose the right product for your needs. You will [ … ]

How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View

How to easily License Microsoft Windows with VMware Horizon View deployment is a big challenge for any organisation. We just want to pay Microsoft what we contractual owe them, nothing more, nothing less. With a new licensing option starting December 1, 2014 you can now license an individual instead of a device, and that individual receives use rights for any device. This way when you are using or going to use VDI, Published Apps, SBC or Workspaces (which combine all other execution platforms mentioned) you can now count individuals instead of trying to keep track of a multitude of devices. [ … ]

Utility Computing – from Dream to Reality

I have been absorbing, analysing and sharing ideas with lots of people during VMworld Europe 2014 in Barcelona. From executive round-tables, roadmap sessions, panel discussions to one-on-one brainstorms or sharing a dream how the IT landscape would look like in 2020+. Utility Computing is forming from dream to reality in my opinion. Flashback If you take a look at the transformation IT has made since the millennium and the speed it is moving at now, is just surreal! In the past 10 years, virtualization has spread like a wildfire across the IT industry. In the beginning it was mostly explaining [ … ]

Veeam Availability Suite v8 released

Today Veeam released their long-awaited Availability Suite v8 (Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam One combined). With this release Veeam aims to enhance the availability for the modern data center and bridge the availability gap found in many companies. Leveraging the technologies of the modern data center, including virtualization, modern storage, and the cloud, Veeam Availability Suite v8 provides five key capabilities that enable the Always-On Business: High-Speed Recovery, Data Loss Avoidance, Verified Protection, Leveraged Data, and Complete Visibility. Veeam Availability Suite v8 includes some major new features and enhancements. Check out the selection below. Backup I/O Control Backup I/O Control ensures your workload’s [ … ]

Creating Workspace Portal 2.1 HA Cluster

Peter Bjork wrote a great post on how to create a Workspace Portal 2.1 HA cluster using internal databases. You’re probably wondering: ‘internal database? That is for testing purposes only?” VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 documentation recommends the use of an external instance of vPostgres when setting up a high availability (HA) environment. However, since the release of VMware Workspace Portal 2.1 documentation, standalone vPostgres is EOA and no longer available as a standalone product. To address customers’ needs, VMware developed a way to utilize the vPostgres instance located in the VMware Workspace Portal appliance in a HA mode without having [ … ]

The first vBeers The Hague; the VMworld afterparty!

Eric Sloof posted this yesterday on ntpro.nl: Join Eric Sloof (NTPRO.NL), Jeremy van Doorn (VMware) and Viktor van den Berg (viktorious.nl) for the first vBeers The Hague; The VMworld afterparty! Catch up with other peers and discuss VMworld announcements or just have a little drink and chit chat. Location: Restaurant Milú, Driehoekjes 15, The Hague Date: November 7, 2014 Time: 17:00 to 22:00 We would like to know if you’re attending, so please register at eventbrite. This first vBeers The Hague event will PYOD, [ … ]

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 released

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 was released this week featuring Flash VM Boot, which provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups.  Nakivo Backup & Replication NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a complete data protection feature set for virtualized environments, including local and offsite VM backup and replication, support for live applications & databases, instant granular recovery, network acceleration, data deduplication and compression, Web UI, AES-256 encryption, advanced reporting, and vCloud Director support. Flash VM Boot provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the [ … ]

Rapid VMware deployment with Virtual SAN Ready Nodes

Lately you hear a lot about EVO:RAIL. But EVO:RAIL isn’t the only thing in the deployment kit. There’s also Virtual SAN Ready Nodes.  Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are a preconfigured ready-to-go hardware solution. Virtual SAN Ready Nodes are prescriptive in that they provides the size and quantity of CPU, Memory, Network, I/O Controller, HDD and SSD required to run a VDI or Server workload. Every manufacturer has its own size for their VMware Virtual SAN Ready Node. For example, Cisco delivers it’s Virtual SAN Ready Nodes based on their Cisco UCS Fabric InterConnect components to manage it as a single entity from an hardware [ … ]

Customize VMware Workspace Portal some more

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT SUPPORTED BY VMWARE IN ANY WAY. DON’T DO OR USE THIS IN YOUR PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT! If you are like me, and want everything exactly the way you want it, then the limited choice in customizing colors and images just isn’t enough.  Ofcourse you prefer your Workspace Portal in the same layout and colors as your main website or intranet. Well, lucky for you you can edit the files, but, again, this isn’t support in any way by VMware or VMGuru. Earlier I posted an article on how you can edit the language of your Workspace Portal (Read [ … ]