AWS re:Invent – The Ultimate Team Building Experience?

Though it's not officially over at the time of my writing, AWS re:Invent 2018 has ended for me.  As you might expect, it's been a pretty hectic week filled with keynotes, sessions, chalk talks, expo floor excursions, hunting for the Ms. PacMan arcade game, rarely finding a chair to sit on in the certification lounge, …

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10 Cool Things you can do with Cloud Protection Manager from N2WS

If you're a regular reader of VirtualBonzo, you know that my co-blogger Adam Fisher (or maybe it would be more accurate to say I'm his co-blogger since he started the site) is a superstar!  A tremendous blogger, a recently promoted Solutions Architect, a Tech Field Day Delegate, a drummer, and generally speaking, an all-around good …

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AWS WorkSpaces – Building a Customized Image Bundle

A standard procedure in any VDI deployment is to create a customized "gold image".  A gold image is simply a template machine on which the computing environment (OS, updates, applications, etc.) is customized to meet the needs of an organization, and this image then serves as the foundation from which copies/virtual desktops are built.  There …

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Thinking about AWS WorkSpaces….

Recently, two events got me thinking more and more about AWS WorkSpaces.  What is AWS Workspaces?  Basically it's VDI on AWS, but here's the official AWS definition/description: Amazon WorkSpaces enables you to provision virtual, cloud-based Microsoft Windows or Amazon Linux desktops for your users, known as WorkSpaces.  Amazon WorkSpaces eliminates the need to procure and deploy …

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VMware Cloud on AWS – Hybrid Linked Mode

I recently posted about how my company is now a MSP reseller of VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC).  I showed how easy it is to quickly spin up a VMware SDDC in the public cloud.  Since I finally had a SDDC at my disposal, I went through and configured hybrid linked mode with our vSphere …

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