Category Archives: General

Why Are You Copying Your Data? Part 1 – Bad Things Happen

Enterprise IT organizations like to have multiple copies of every piece of data, but every copy we store has a cost. It is vital that you know why you are making a copy of your data and choose the right … Continue reading

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Notes from the Class – week of 10 December 2018

Now that I am back in front of classrooms, teaching AWS courses, it is time for the Notes from the Class blog posts to return. The nature of AWS means that every class I teach will have questions that I … Continue reading

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Expanding Storage on a Cohesity Virtual Edition Appliance

I have had my Cohesity Virtual Edition appliance in my lab for a couple of months. It has been happily protecting my virtual machines, but its storage has become rather full. I did setup cloud tiering, which allowed least recently … Continue reading

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Operational Simplicity Rules! Updating Is Important

One of the central ideas of Hyperconverged and almost any modern IT infrastructure product is simplicity. This simplicity of deployment is great; it delivers fast time to value. Simplicity in operation is even more critical as it keeps the cost … Continue reading

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Active Directory Authentication for My Cohesity Cluster

I am continuing to learn about Cohesity and share my learnings with you. This week I added my Cohesity cluster to Active Directory so that I could use AD accounts to manage the platform rather than the built-in account. The … Continue reading

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Multi-cluster Management as a Service with Cohesity

I am surprised that we do not have more SaaS-based management platforms, ever since Cloud Physics launched in 2013 it has made sense to me that SaaS was a great model for managing infrastructure. All of the usual SaaS benefits … Continue reading

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Community at vForum Sydney

I have an off/on relationship with vForum Sydney. I first attended the event when it was called TSX in 2007, right at the start of my time teaching VMware training courses. Back then there were a couple of hundred people … Continue reading

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Monitoring Data Translation As a Service – Blue Medora

We all like the idea of a single pane of glass system monitoring, but the reality is that often monitoring data is siloed away in a bunch of different tools that do not speak to each other, not even the … Continue reading

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Public Cloud – Extend your Storage

There is definitely a divide between what is possible with on-premises IT infrastructure and what is possible with public cloud services. On-premises infrastructure is finite, dedicated, under our direct control, and paid for up front even if we don’t use … Continue reading

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Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition Deployment Walk Through Video

I’ve just started working with Cohesity and have made a video of my first deployment of the Cohesity DataPlatform Virtual Edition. I had been through the OVA deployment and configuration, but this was my first ever hands-on time with the … Continue reading

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