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How to Avoid a Custom ESXi Image Patch Cycle

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By Chris Weber, Staff Technical Account Manager (TAM). Most customers use custom ESXi images to install new servers or upgrade to the next major release, and then our tools to install updates. When you add ESXi hosts you need to install from an image (or a disk created from an image.) Problem:  if you install Read more...

Blockchain for the Dabbler

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By Tom Scanlan, Architect, Professional Services Emerging Technology Blockchain is a platform that has a few key characteristics: it holds blocks containing data about transactions between parties it has a data structure that links those blocks together into a ledger of all transactions the block contents are cryptographically signed in such a way as to Read more...

How We View Consumption When Designing Services: Self-Managed or As-a-Service

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By Neeraj Arora, Staff Consulting Architect, Professional Services Engineering/Emerging Technology The terms “Public Cloud”, “Private Cloud” and “Hybrid Cloud” need no explanation. We’ve come to know them to represent placement and operating models. By extension, these terms also reference financial or commercial ownership of the cloud providing infrastructure, product or software services. We believe that Read more...

Why Everyone Needs an NSX Nested Lab/Sandbox

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by Jim Streit, VMware NSX Senior Technical Account Specialist (TAS) Does this sound familiar? Your boss just asked you to check out a new VMware software product, like NSX.  Or maybe you need to get ready for an upgrade, or maybe you want to test some configuration changes … but you just don’t have a Read more...