Category Archives: EMC

Going to Cisco Live in London this week? Don’t miss out on all the cool stuff!

If you’re one of the lucky ~4000 people who’ll attend Cisco Live in London this week, I hope you’ll enjoy it to the fullest. Make sure you go to interesting sessions, attend cool vendor demos in the exhibition center, and … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 2

So we went through Puppet configuration of deploying a functional Razor installation in the first part here. Now let’s look into how we can get Puppet to manage our Razor environment, namely models, images, policies and brokers. For this we’re … Continue reading

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Managing Razor provisioning with Puppet – Part 1

If you’ve gone through the tutorials on how to get started with Razor and Puppet that I’ve posted earlier (see here for the first part of five) you should have a Razor and Puppet installation already up and going. For this … Continue reading

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VMworld Europe 2012 post-event wrapup

Last week over 8000 registered attendees enjoyed the warmth of Barcelona, delicious tapas and an amazing VMworld. Were you there? If you were, then you might remember some of the things below. If you weren’t, continue reading to get more … Continue reading

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VMworld Barcelona recommended sessions – Thursday

I hope you all had a blast at the Pixel-perfect VMworld Party yesterday, and that you’re not too tired today to attend the last day of VMworld Europe 2012. Let’s make the best of it, attend a few sessions and … Continue reading

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VMworld Barcelona recommended agenda – Wednesday

Hope all of you enjoyed the start of VMworld yesterday, and that you’re ready for another full day of awesome sessions, exhibitions and labs! Not sure which sessions to focus on today? I’m sure you will find at least one … Continue reading

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VMworld Barcelona recommended agenda – Tuesday

Want to know which sessions to attend today? Have a look at the following agenda, I’m sure you’ll find at least one session that you’d like to see. Also, swing by the EMC Interactive Demos right by the lunch entrance, … Continue reading

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The Human Face of Big Data – Who are you?

Who are you? What’s your daily life like? Is it anything like someone else’s in countries like France, Brazil or China? EMC launches a mobile app today where YOU can play a big part and create a digital mosaic over how people … Continue reading

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VMware vSphere now includes Avamar as a backup solution

One of the first news to get out of VMworld is that vSphere now includes the awesome source deduplication software Avamar in VMware’s vSphere Data Protection (VDP). This means that all customers, news and old, can upgrade to the new … Continue reading

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Deploying VMware ESXi on your HP MicroServer automatically with Razor

Also posted on Simon Seagrave’s Techhead.co. Razor is a cool new deployment tool for your entire server infrastructure. It’s has been and is still being developed as a joint venture between EMC and Puppetlabs (who also make the amazing open source … Continue reading

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