Michael Otey's Blog http://windowsitpro.com/blog/41443/feed en Industry Brief: VMware Expands its Cloud Management Line-up http://windowsitpro.com/blog/industry-brief-vmware-expands-its-cloud-management-line <div class="node-body blog-body">At VMworld Europe 2013 in Barcelona VMware announced a series of significant enhancements to their virtualization and cloud management products</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/industry-brief-vmware-expands-its-cloud-management-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/industry-brief-vmware-expands-its-cloud-management-line#comments Cloud IT Business Management Suite IT Business Management Suite vCenter Log Insight vCenter Log Insight vCenter Operations Manager vCenter Operations Manager vCloud Automation Center vCloud Automation Center VMware VMware vSphere Data Protection vSphere Data Protection Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:22:00 +0000 86001 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2013 Live: Day 3 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-3 <div class="node-body blog-body">Summing up VMworld 2013</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-3#comments VMware cloud cloud vCloud Suite vCloud Suite virtualization virtualization VMware VMware vSphere vSphere Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:20:00 +0000 80761 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2013 Briefing: Vision Solutions Double-Take 7.0 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-briefing-vision-solutions-double-take-70 <div class="node-body blog-body">Vision Solutions Double-Take 7.0 provides cross hypervisor high availability</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-briefing-vision-solutions-double-take-70" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-briefing-vision-solutions-double-take-70#comments High Availability Agent Agent agentless agentless amazon Amazon Double-Take Double-Take high availability High Availability Hyper-V Hyper-V Vision Solutions Vision Solutions VMware VMware VMware Hybrid Cloud Services VMware Hybrid Cloud Services vSphere vSphere Windows Azure Windows Azure Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Aug 2013 21:43:00 +0000 80541 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2013 Live: Day 2 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-2 <div class="node-body blog-body">In the day 2 keynote at VMworld 2013 Carl Esenbach President and Chief Operating Officer demonstrated many of the new products that Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, announced the day before. Carl started out by saying that the official overall attendee count for this year’s VMworld 2013 was 22,500 -- making it the biggest VMworld conference so far. Carl then recapped the vSphere 5.5, vCloud Suite 5.5 and NSX network virtualization announcements </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-2#comments VMware Log InSight Manager Log InSight Manager vCenter Automation Manager vCenter Automation Manager vCenter Operations Manager vCenter Operations Manager vCloud Suite vCloud Suite Virtual SAN Virtual SAN VMware VMware vSphere vSphere Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:38:00 +0000 80511 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2013 Live: Day 1 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-1 <div class="node-body blog-body">VMware announces vSphere 5.5 and vCloud Suite 5.5 at VMworld 2013</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2013-live-day-1#comments VMware Hybrid Cloud Service Hybrid Cloud Service hyperviser hyperviser NUMA NUMA vCPU vCPU Virtual SAN Virtual SAN VMDK VMDK VMware VMware VMware NSX VMware NSX vSphere. vCloud Suite vSphere. vCloud Suite Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:49:00 +0000 80371 at http://windowsitpro.com Windows RT Really Isn’t So Bad http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-rt-really-isn-t-so-bad <div class="node-body blog-body">Windows RT works as a consumer oriented tablet</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-rt-really-isn-t-so-bad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/windows-rt-really-isn-t-so-bad#comments Windows 8 Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 2007 Surface RT Surface RT Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows RT Windows RT Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:14:00 +0000 78041 at http://windowsitpro.com Live from Microsoft Management Summit 2013: Day 2 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-management-summit-2013-day2 <div class="node-body blog-body">Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro, and Sean Deuby, technical director for Windows IT Pro, met with Jeff Woolsey, Principal Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center, and Michael Schutz, General Manager, Server and Tools Marketing, at MMS 2013 to discuss the significant maturation of Windows Server 2012 and the System Center management infrastructure.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-management-summit-2013-day2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/microsoft-management-summit-2013-day2#comments Cloud Virtualization Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Manager Hyper-V Manager microsoft system center configuration manage microsoft systems center 2012 microsoft systems center 2012 Network virtualization Network Virtualization System Center windows system server 2012 windows system server 2012 Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:35:00 +0000 65021 at http://windowsitpro.com Live from Microsoft Management Summit 2013 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/live-microsoft-management-summit-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body">At this year’s Microsoft Management Summit 2013, Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft, demonstrated how Microsoft’s current System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Server 2012 management tools can seamlessly extend your data center into the Windows Azure cloud.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/live-microsoft-management-summit-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/live-microsoft-management-summit-2013#comments Cloud Hyper-V System Center 2012 Windows Server 2012 Intune Microsoft Intune Microsoft Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft Hyper-V Microsoft System Center 2012 Microsoft System Center 2012 Microsoft system management system Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager System Center 2012 Windows Server Virtualization Windows Server Virtualization Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:00:00 +0000 64881 at http://windowsitpro.com VMware Expands Cloud Management Offering http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmware-expands-cloud-management-offering <div class="node-body blog-body">At this week’s VMworld Europe 2012 conference in Barcelona VMware announced several new and updated products to expand its cloud and virtualization management offerings. VMware’s new cloud management solutions build on the the software defined datacenter platform that they presented in their vCloud Suite 5.1 announcements at the previous VMworld 2012 held in San Francisco. The management of the cloud is the next layer of the virtual IT infrastructure and VMware’s new cloud management products simplify and automate management by enabling IT to manage services across heterogeneous clouds. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmware-expands-cloud-management-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmware-expands-cloud-management-offering#comments Cloud Virtualization Business_Finance Cloud Computing Computing Kaavo software System software Technology_Internet VCloud Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization VMware VMware vSphere Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Thu, 11 Oct 2012 02:19:00 +0000 41465 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: NEC Announces new R320c Fault Tolerant Server http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-nec-announces-new-r320c-fault-tolerant-server <div class="node-body blog-body">At VMworld 2012 in San Francisco Hiro Matsunami, Senior Manager Product Management Servers &amp; Systems Software Division and Chas Weber, Director Strategic Alliances of NEC briefed me about NEC’s upcoming R320c fault tolerant server. The new R320c is the sixth generation of NEC fault tolerant servers. NEC first began manufacturing fault tolerant servers back in 2000.&#160; Unlike general purpose servers which are rendered inoperable when a major component fails, fault tolerant servers like the R320c are designed to withstand all types of component failures with no downtime. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-nec-announces-new-r320c-fault-tolerant-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-nec-announces-new-r320c-fault-tolerant-server#comments Virtualization Computer engineering Computing EMC Corporation Fault-tolerant computer systems Fault-tolerant design Fault-tolerant system NonStop Server software Technology_Internet Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization VMware VMware ESX Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:17:00 +0000 41607 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: HP Releases VMware View Optimized Thin Clients http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-hp-releases-vmware-view-optimized-thin-clients <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the growing trends in the industry is the move toward hosted desktop virtualization also known as Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or VDI.&#160;&#160; VDI deployments are often used in highly secure implementations like the military and the Department of Defense. At VMworld 2012 I met with with Christian Jones, HP Thin Client product marketing manager to talk about HP’s new line of thin clients.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-hp-releases-vmware-view-optimized-thin-clients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-hp-releases-vmware-view-optimized-thin-clients#comments Virtualization Technology_Internet Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Wed, 29 Aug 2012 23:20:00 +0000 41514 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: DataCore SANsymphony-V Virtualizes Storage http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-datacore-sansymphony-v-virtualizes-storage <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the most interesting meetings I had at this year’s VMworld 2012 was with Steve Houck Chief Operating Officer of DataCore Software. Steve explained that DataCore has been in the storage virtualization business&#160; for the past 14 years and that SANsymphony-V is the ninth release of their flagship product.&#160; Just like VMware virtualizes compute and memory resources, DataCore’s SANsymphony-V abstracts and virtualizes storage resources. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-datacore-sansymphony-v-virtualizes-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-datacore-sansymphony-v-virtualizes-storage#comments Virtualization DataCore Software software Technology_Internet Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization VMware Windows Server 2008 Xen Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Wed, 29 Aug 2012 17:27:00 +0000 41516 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: NEC's Cloud in Vault http://windowsitpro.com/blog/michael-oteys-blog-21/cloud-computing2/vmworld-2012-necrsquos-cloud-vault-144122 <div class="node-body blog-body">Today many companies are looking into the different cloud computing offerings provided by different vendors. Most of those vendors provide off-site services where the business has little of no control over the servers or the data. Trusting security, data integrity and performance levels to the cloud vendor. At this past VMworld 2012 I met with NEC’s Bill Michael, Director Cloud Services to discuss NEC’s new Cloud in a Vault service. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/michael-oteys-blog-21/cloud-computing2/vmworld-2012-necrsquos-cloud-vault-144122" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/michael-oteys-blog-21/cloud-computing2/vmworld-2012-necrsquos-cloud-vault-144122#comments Virtualization Business_Finance Centralized computing Cloud Computing cloud computing Cloud infrastructure cloud storage Computing Hardware IBM cloud computing NEC Technology_Internet Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:58:00 +0000 41530 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: Veeam Explorer for SAN Snapshots http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-veeam-explorer-san-snapshots <div class="node-body blog-body">On the second day of VMworld 2012 I met with Ratmir Timashev President and CEO of Veeam Sotware. Veeam is primary known for their market leading Veeam Backup &amp; Replication product which started in the VMware space. Last December Veeam expanded it to support Microsoft Hyper-V as well. Interestingly, Ratmir has a long history with Windows IT Pro and while working with a former employer he took part in a network hack challenge with Windows NT Magazine (our former incarnation) uncovering several network vulnerabilities in our labs at the time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-veeam-explorer-san-snapshots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-veeam-explorer-san-snapshots#comments Virtualization Backup software Computer storage Computing EMC Corporation Fault-tolerant computer systems Hyper-V replication Snapshot software System software Technology_Internet Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization VMware Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:43:00 +0000 41489 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2012: New VMware Releases Targets the SMB http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-new-vmware-releases-targets-smb <div class="node-body blog-body">While VMware’s new enterprise oriented vCloud Suite 5.1 garnered the bulk of the media’s attention at VMworld 2012, VMware has not forgotten about SMBs. At this past VMworld 2012 I met with Russell Stockdate, Vice President and General Manager, SMB Solutions for VMware. Russell explained how VMware has just come out with two new releases targeting organization with 1000 or fewer employees: vSphere 5.1 Essentials Plus vSphere 5.1 Standard Edition with Operations Management </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/michael-oteys-blog">Michael Otey&#039;s Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-new-vmware-releases-targets-smb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/vmworld-2012-new-vmware-releases-targets-smb#comments Virtualization Entertainment_Culture software VCloud Virtualization Virtualization Virtualization VMware VMware ESX VMware vSphere vmworld Michael Otey&#039;s Blog Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:53:00 +0000 41520 at http://windowsitpro.com