DIY Seating / Standing Home office

  Hi I thought I’d share my notes and thoughts on my new office configuration for anyone out there that is going through the same decision-making choices.  I expected that a seating / standing desk would cost a lot more than it did, plus after using the desk for the last 3 weeks the improvements to my working position is great.     So let’s cover some History Over the last 3 months I’ve suffered with chronic back pain after several visit’s to the  chiropractor I gave in and decided that to help alleviate my back pain and stress I […]

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North East VMUG 7th February 2019

The First North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event of 2019 will be held on Thursday 7th February @ “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle. Check out the Lineup we have scheduled for the first event of 2019 …….. VMware Keynote – Duncan Epping, Chief Technologist @VMware – @DuncanYB ‘The (r)evolution of Infrastructure’ In this session Duncan will discuss where we are today when it comes to VMware based Infrastructures. More importantly, we will be discussing where we are going tomorrow and how hyper-converged technologies help optimizing data center and operational efficiency. Current common challenges will be discussed, followed by solutions to those challenges. […]

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NEVMUG September 2018 – Recap

Yesterday was our second North East VMUG event of 2018 and what an event it was, we arranged for another 1st class lineup and continued with a full day event as per our members requests. Below are the sponsor, Keynote and community sessions we had planned. We kicked off the day with our introduction session with Kyle as the MC. First up was our VMware Keynote from Cormac Hogan, Director and Chief Technologist @ VMware – Cormac had the attendees full attention as he covered a session on “What’s happening in the world of VMware Storage”. Next we had our […]

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AWS North East (Session Two) – Recap

    Yesterday we were pleased to host the second AWS North East User Group meet up of 2018, this time the event was held at “ONE Trinity Green” in South Shields and was jointly sponsored by HTG and South Tyneside Council (Jennifer Milne).   The event was greatly received on social media and we were expecting a great turn out for our second event of 2018.   As you can see below the crowd were raring to go….. Therefore we started off with a brief introduction from Graham Wright (CEO) @ HTG   First out the blocks was Ric Harvey @ric__harvey […]

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North East VMUG 20th September 2018

  The Next North East VMUG (NEVMUG) event will be held on Thursday 20th September 2018 @  “The Royal Station Hotel” in Newcastle. Check out the Line up !!!     VMWare Keynote -Cormac Hogan – @CormacJHogan What’s happening in the world of VMware Storage A closer look at some of the more recent announcements around VMware storage related products and features. There will be lots to talk about as this will be so soon after the US VMworld 2018 event. We will look at new enhancements to VMware, VVols, IO Filters, Core Storage and even projects that are happening around persistent storage […]

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Unitrends vBE Introduction

vBE (short for VM Backup Essentials), converges enterprise-grade backup software, ransomware detection, and cloud continuity into a powerful, easy-to-use, all-in-one platform priced 30% less than comparable products. An “All-in-One Solution” vBE provides a disruptive approach to backup – with complete vertical integration (including the cloud), fast time to value and an all-in-one solution provided by a single vendor with industry-leading customer service. vBE includes all the software and features you would find in an enterprise-level data protection and recovery solution. vBE includes operating system, security, backup software, WAN acceleration, replication, cloud integration, and archiving. With an easy to use interface […]

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Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0

This product review is off the back of the vRetreat experience back in February, for details of the vRetreat experience check out my previous post. I personally have been using Zerto for some time, I was introduced to Zerto back in 2013 where we reviewed the product to conduct a very large Datacenter migration, and since 2013 I have installed and used Zerto for several large customer deployments, providing Datacenter and Application replication and resilience. The latest version of Zerto (6.0) was released in February this year, this release is feature rich and has “Evolved Beyond DR” providing an IT […]

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