vExpert 2020

vExpert 2020

The vExpert 2020 announcements have just been released and I am pleased to say that I have been awarded the vExpert title for another year. I’d like to thank the team for awarding me this once again and would like to congratulate returning and first time vExperts. This is an amazing community that is helping so many IT professionals with […]

VMware Acquisition – Nyansa

VMware Acquisition – Nyansa

Yesterday (21st January 2020), saw an announcement from VMware and Nyansa (pronounced “knee-ans-sah”) sharing the intent of VMware to acquire Nyansa.  Nyansa are a relatively young company creating innovative AI-based IT infrastructure analytics software.  VMware appear to be looking to align this acquisition to their SD-WAN portfolio (Velocloud) to help drive the development of truly self-healing networks. It’s often interesting […]

Veeam Acquisition by Insight Partners

Veeam Acquisition by Insight Partners

Things have certainly been changing over the last couple of years at Veeam, whilst they work on their Act II and transform themselves truly from just a backup vendor to being an all encompassing Cloud Data Management solution. On 9th January 2020, it was announced that Insight Partners would acquire Veeam for approximately $5 Billion US Dollars.  You may have […]

VMware Radius – Stories at the Edge

VMware Radius – Stories at the Edge

VMware Radius has been around for a while but I still believe that there are a number of people out there that do not know that it exists.  Radius delivers news, insights, perspectives and thought leadership articles to everyone. It can be accessed here:  vmware.com/radius/ As an example of the types of article that are on there at the moment, […]

VMware Completes Pivotal Acquisition & Acquisition History

VMware Completes Pivotal Acquisition & Acquisition History

As you may recall a couple of months ago, VMware announced its intent to acquire Pivotal from Dell Technologies.  By including Pivotal into the VMware fold, it opens up new opportunities to have Kubernetes supported natively directly in the vSphere product line among other benefits. On 30th December 2019, a press announcement was released to confirm that the acquisition of […]

Reminiscing About VMworld! – #VMworldMyMark

Reminiscing About VMworld! – #VMworldMyMark

If you are in the IT Industry and have done anything with virtualisation, then you’ll know about VMworld.  This blog post isn’t going to explain what you should bring to VMworld, what to do and what parties to attend… as that will be covered by lots of other people across the world.  This blog post is more about reminiscing about […]

Visiting VMware Headquarters – Palo Alto

Visiting VMware Headquarters – Palo Alto

I’ve been working with VMware products for a long time.  Being based in the UK, I had been to the VMware UK office in Staines and previously Frimley on a few occasions but I had never had the opportunity to make the visit to the VMware Headquarters in Palo Alto… until now. I was recently offered the opportunity to visit […]