Category Archives: General

AWS Is a Land of Surprises

As I started working with and writing about AWS, there were a few things that surprised me about how different AWS is from on-premises vSphere. As I have been teaching AWS official courses, I have continued to notice things that … Continue reading

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AWS Surprises – It Is Not All about VMs

This is the first in a series of posts about things that surprised me when I started to work with AWS services. This particular surprise was one of the first, back in 2013, I was still teaching VMware courses and … Continue reading

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Cohesity + Ansible = Automation Protecting Physical Servers

Ansible is an easy tool to start using for declarative configuration.  I use Ansible to make sure a small fleet of Linux VMs are configured exactly the same each time I deploy them. In my last Cohesity video and post, … Continue reading

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Getting Started with The Cohesity Ansible Role

When it comes to managing a fleet of Linux boxes with minimal extra infrastructure, I am a fan of Ansible. I have written before about using PowerShell to automate working with Cohesity, that will be a good choice for vSphere … Continue reading

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Cohesity at Tech Field Day in 2019

Cohesity I have made a lot of walk-through and demonstrations videos as I have learnt about the Cohesity platform over the last year. We also showed you the deployment process and some architecture in the Cohesity Build Day Live event, … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing: Scale Computing Edge Solution

Size matters, not in absolute terms where bigger or smaller is always better, but in matching a solution to the requirements it needs to fulfill. Scale Computing has transformed over the last few years from a player for budget-conscious small … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing: Datrium DRaaS Connect

I really like the architecture of the Datrium DVX platform. Large (cost-effective) NVMe SSDs inside ESXi hosts provide impressive storage performance, and one or more shared disk shelves provides data persistence and protection. If you remember Pernix Data’s idea of separating performance … Continue reading

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Managing Cohesity with a RaspberryPi and Python

This week I was looking at the Cohesity Developer portal again and decided to see what was on GitHub. One of the repositories that Cohesity has is the Cohesity Management SDK for Python, which got me thinking. Python is a … Continue reading

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Pets Vs. Poultry in Your Application

It has been a while since the phrase “Pets versus Cattle” was on the top of the conversational pile, but I think that it is a useful tool for approaching application architecture. Originally the phrase referred to on-premises enterprise IT … Continue reading

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Cohesity Data Migration in Action

One of the new features in the Cohesity Data Platform version 6.4 is called Data Migration and is part of the Smart Files function. Data Migration automates moving files from a file share to the Cohesity platform and leaving a … Continue reading

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