Single Throat to Choke

It seems fashionable these days to use the phrase “single throat to choke” with regard to vendors, and integrated solutions.  Sadly, this seems to be used as a selling point by the big guys who are interested in bundling their offerings together.  Other than IT guys who like to repeat buzzwords to make themselves feel…

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Become a Virtualization Linchpin

Introduction A fellow VMware Engineer recommended a book to me recently titled “Linchpin” by Seth Godin.  The book has nothing to do with VMware or virtualization but it hits home for me because it highlights a lot of topics that I find applicable to our industry.  I could not ignore this as a relevant force…

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Two Garbage Cans are Better Than One – .NET

— The vTrooper Report — I was asked a question about a specific use case where a second vCPU should be added to a VM in a Virtualized environment. Generally its an easy answer; If the server can execute multiple threads and really uses the second vCPU for that other tread then it’s probably OK…

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With a little help from my friends

Welcome Brandon Riley Sr. Distributed Systems Engineer Throughout the vBlogosphere these days, a common refrain is often heard. vProphets are shouting from their vRooftops that we IT people need to radically diversify our skill sets if we hope to survive in the age of the cloud. No longer will there be “server guys”, “network guys”,…

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Six P’s and None the Richer

Welcome Kelly Culwell! Solution Architect, InterWorks A few years ago, I attended a VMware classroom training session (I think it was VI 3 ICM) and learned a lot.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember the name of the instructor, but he included a bit of wisdom that I will carry with me always, and that is the…

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You got somethin’ to say?!

You may have noticed over the past few years there have been a number of authors here at Virtual Insanity.  Some have contributed only once or twice.  Others contribute (or plan to contribute) on a regular basis.  In fact, there are now seven authors who call Virtual Insanity home (ordered by number of posts) ……

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