Tech Field Day 19 took place in Silicon Valley the week of June 26th, with presentations from Ixia, Automation Anywhere, NetApp, Druva and VMware. For those unfamiliar with Tech Field Day, it is an event that was started almost 10 years ago to bring together independent influencers (delegates) and vendors to discuss the technical aspects … Continue reading Cloudy with a chance of APIs – Reflections from Tech Field Day 19
Automation is hot topic these days, and just about every product on the market has some form of AI/ML built into it. It is becoming evident that whether we like it or not, vendors understand that the relationship between human workers and data is changing at a very quick pace. That doesn't necessarily mean that … Continue reading Automate all the things with Automation Anywhere
So my blog journey begins! This is my first post, which was inspired by many others in the vExpert community that I have been following as I prep for my VCAP 6 DCV Deploy exam. My VCAP journey actually began about a year and a half ago, when I was "volunteered" to achieve the VCAP … Continue reading VCAP 6 DCV Deploy exam prep
I'm currently sitting in an airport for flight #2 of 3 within a three week period. This is pretty rare for me, but I'm thrilled that flight #3 will be out to Silicon Valley for Tech Field Day 19 next week! The TFD crew has an amazing week lined up, and I'm excited to meet … Continue reading I’ll be at Tech Field Day 19 next week!
I attended Dell Tech World 2019 earlier in the month, and was very excited when I found out that the Tech Field Day crew would be there as well for a Dell Tech World version of TFD Extra. While TFDx was planned for later in the week, I also learned that many of the delegates … Continue reading Tech Field Day Extra with Liqid and Kemp
I recently wrote a blog post on how to migrate an on-prem VM to AWS as an EC2 instance using Veeam. At the end of the post I had mentioned that I initially was unable to RDP into the new instance once it was restored into AWS because of an error message saying that The … Continue reading AWS Systems Manager Agent – Veeam AWS Restore (continued)
VMware held their second annual Empower US conference in Atlanta, GA last week. Empower is a stand-alone partner conference that replaces the Partner Exchange conferences of the past. I was lucky to have attended again this year, and was impressed at the work VMware put in to improve upon last year's conference.The highlight for me … Continue reading VMware Empower 2019 Recap
With the recent release of Veeam 9.5 Update 4, long awaited cloud capabilities finally came to fruition. One example of this is the ability to restore a virtual machine into AWS as a native EC2 instance. I finally had the time to play around with this process in the lab, and it certainly works as … Continue reading How to migrate a VM to AWS with Veeam
We are off to a cold and rainy Monday morning here in Raleigh, so things were already a bit dreary to start the week. I was going about my typical Monday morning catch-up routine (albeit a little bit more slowly due to some birthday celebration yesterday) when David (@davidjasonball) pinged me on IM and asked … Continue reading Veeam Vanguard 2019!
The new year is well under way, and with 2019 in full swing, tech conference chatter will start to heat up. While VMworld is just over six months away, there are still opportunities to get your dose of VMware updates well before then. One of those opportunities is VMware's vForum Online, which will take place … Continue reading VMware vForum Online 2019