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To VAR or not Far Enough

Watching the introduction of VAR into the English Premier League is proving to be a frustrating and contentious user experience. Technology has been introduced to reduce refereeing errors but stops short of embracing innovation. In the current implementation a team stationed in a video operation room checks on-field referee decisions, if that means humans scanning [...]

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VMworld Session Review: Oracle licensing

You don’t need to attend the big tech conferences to listen to some of the top minds in the industry sharing their thoughts. Here are a couple of sessions that should be obligatory viewing for anyone with Oracle products on their estate. Let's be clear Oracle has some great products, and you should definitely pay [...]

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Burro! it’s not about you, it’s about the business!

The Donkey has a well known reputation for stubbornness, a strong sense of self-preservation, means it’s difficult to force a donkey when it senses danger. Yet, Donkeys can be very dependable, although cautious they are intelligent, friendly, playful, and eager to learn. (Ref: wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey) The Managed Service Model One of the terrifying ideas that crystalized for me during [...]

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VMware Services on AWS

VMware have just announced a partnership deal with AWS that will allow the running of dedicated vSphere based services directly on AWS clouds. Customers can either integrate on-premises vSphere services with AWS cloud services, or have a hybrid model of  on-prem and cloud vCenters. For example this would allow an vm running in a local datacenter to leverage [...]

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For profile info see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/russelloconnor/ VMware vExpert 2016-2017-2018-2019 vExpert Network Virtualization 2016-2017, vExpert Cloud VMWorld Official Blogger 2016 VMware SME vmware user group leader - barcelona vcp3, vcp5-dcv, vcp5-cloud, vcp-nv, vcp-6, vcap-dca, vcap5-dcd vtsp-cloud provider, vtsp-network virtualization,  vtsp-business continuity, vtsp-design, AWS Solution Architect - Associate (SAA) AWS Certified Developer - Associate (DVA) AWS SysOps Administrator [...]

Transformation in a time of Crisis

What does a silicon valley leader do when their company's groundbreaking technology starts to lose momentum, faced with strong competition, uncertainty in the board room and falling stock prices, would you have the vision to see through the storm to the other side. Steve Jobs set the bar when he turned Apple around, we remember [...]

VMworld – On demand video recommendations 2

This is part two of recommendations from the VMworld on-demand library. Applying Software Design Patterns and Methodologies to Your IT Services (CNA2141BE) SRE is the practice of leveraging software development principles for running and managing infrastructure, operations, and applications.  Super interesting concept session that covers methodologies that originated with google to ensure site or service [...]

VMworld – On demand video recommendations 1

As I have done in previous years, I want to highlight some of my favourite VMworld sessions. I’ve gone with an eclectic selection, I wanted to step away from the day job and feature technology or concepts I think I'll need to know about in the future. All VMworld videos are freely available on https://videos.vmworld.com/global/2018 [...]