The past few years in IT have been very interesting, because of the many, increasingly faster opportunities and techniques, especially as an IT professional and this will only become more interesting next year. Developments are fast, as said, and change is the order of the day. Geo-politics will throw the playing field upside down is my expectation.
2017 for me was quite a roller coaster, privately I had quite a few setbacks and this makes you realize that the people around you are very dear to you and you are just a man of the day. It has strengthened my intention to enjoy each other more and make real time for this.
Businesslike, it was also an eventful year, after I had opted for a new adventure at a start-up this soon turned out to be no fit and things looked different from what I had been told. Then quickly entered a nice new challenge at Cegeka and I like it so far. Great projects and pleasant colleagues to work with. There is a lot on the agenda in 2018 with many nice challenges that I am really looking forward to!
Personal highlights for me was being asked to participate in the NetApp VTAB and Cloud Architect Alliance, as well as receiving the vExpert Cloud award. I am honored and grateful.
I want to thank everyone who supported me and played a part in my turbulent year. Special thanks to the community of vExpert, NetApp, NTC, Citrix and Cloud Architect Alliance.
I wish everyone a merry Christmass ad a healthy and fantastic 2018!
Celebrate and enjoy this time together with you family and friends. I am looking forward to 2018 for a successful year full of solutions, happiness and success!
Peter van de Bree
Storing VMware VM backups in Azure
When implementing a 3-2-1 backup strategy, one backup needs to be stored offsite. In a hybrid cloud environment, offsite will likely be the datacenter of your cloud provider. If you run VMware VMs in an on-premises datacenter and use Azure public cloud services, how can you copy a backup of a VM to Azure? Well, there are multiple solutions but every solution has it pros and cons. In this article we will shortly explain 2 solutions and compare them: Veeam Backup & Recovery 9.5 and Microsoft Backup Server (latest update). Continue reading
This again has been a massive year for VMware. So many clouds so many announcements. Here is a quick portfolio guide to what VMware is offering in public clouds from last year until now. Continue reading
vmwarearena.com published a great article about comparing vSphere 6.0 vs 6.5. Good overview and certainly want to share this.
via Difference between VMware vSphere 6.0 & vSphere 6.5
This weekend the VMware vExpert Cloud 2017 announcement has been released, and I am humbled to be recognised as a Cloud expert for community contributions in the cloud space.
I also want to congratulate everyone on the list and espaclily my dutch colleagues which I personally know, Martijn Baecke, Dimitri de Swart, Frank Denneman, Ruurd Keizer, Jeffrey Kusters, Erik Scholten, Marco van Baggum, Viktor van den Berg and Robert Nieuwendijk.
Huge and special thanks to Corey Romero and the team behind the vExpert program.
See the full vExpert Cloud announcement via vExpert Cloud 2017 Award Announcement – VMTN Blog – VMware Blogs
VMware is excited to announce the latest release of VMware App Volumes 2.13. This release includes some great new features for both IT and end users, and new third-party integration support, enabling greater flexibility for deployment options. Improved AppStack Experience and Performance App Volumes 2.13 introduces a new feature that enables concurrent computer- and user-assigned […]
Source: VMware App Volumes 2.13 Technical Overview | VMware End-User Computing Blog
Introduction to vCloud Director Extender, must read for CSP’s!
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Introducing VMware App Volumes 2.13
Introducing the new, more scalable, faster App Volumes. Read the release notes https://docs.vmware.com/en/App-Volumes/2.13/rn/app-volumes-213-release-notes.html
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