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Host Microsoft Exchange in a hybrid cloud

After a crazy few days at PEX, and lots of conversations with people, one of the questions that kept coming up was how can I design and host Microsoft Exchange Cloud in a hybrid cloud model. Great Question!! This is a great use case for the hybrid cloud.  One of the easiest answers is You could split up your exchange design however you see fit.  Client Access Servers could be hosted on vCHS providing the public facing part of Exchange, with the backend Mailbox servers on Premise perhaps, or split across multiple clouds for DR? Anyone who knows exchange, will be thinking now of all the different possibilities you could have. In my opinion Exchange is the best product to come from Microsoft.  They have advanced it tremendously with every release, and with Exchange 2013 you have all the built in Disaster Recovery and Disaster Avoidance features that really make […]

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VMworld day 1 recap

VMworld 2013 recap – Day 1

The day began with meeting up with Aidan Dalgleish and Kamau Wanguhu at the Hilton lobby, with us putting last minute changes to our slide deck for session VSVC7371.  Well mainly it was Aidan being the OCD expert he is putting last minute changes to slide deck.  We went straight to the speaker lounge and updated the presentation. Keynote After grabbing breakfast it was time to head to the keynote.  This was going to be the first keynote Pat Gelsinger presented.  I enjoyed this keynote, it was a different angle to what we have seen in the past from Paul Maritz, Pat poked fun at himself, showing off pictures of him as a dragon slayer among others.  It was good fun.  Then the moment came in the keynote where Pat announced the general availability of vSphere 5.5 and I was able to publish two of my articles I have had […]

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VMworld 2013 – Public voting is open

Its that time of year again, where the public vote is open for the VMworld 2013 sessions YOU want to see.  You can start voting straight away by clicking here. I have listed the sessions that I have submitted below, and hope that you think they are suitable and worthy of your vote. Session ID: 4517 Title: Deploying a Private cloud with vCloud Automation Center and vSphere Abstract: In this session we will cover the requirements needed to deploy vCloud Automation Center with the end goal of enabling a vSphere environment to become a private cloud. Multiple real world scenarios will be demonstrated with recommendations on best practice and potential pitfalls. Presenters: David Hill and Raman Veeramraju Session ID: 4529 Title: Architecting a Software Defined Datacenter Abstract: This session will discuss the various design considerations when architecting a software defined datacenter. We will start with sizing and scaling and end with […]

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Updated: Partner Exchange 2013 – Sessions I am presenting

UPDATE:  My co presenter for my session on Tuesday 26th has been changed.  I now have the great pleasure of presenting with Joe Sarabia.  There are still a few places remaining, book your seat now. The PEX 2013 catalog has been live for a little while now, however I have just got confirmation of the sessions I am presenting: Session#: CI1113 – Architecting a Cloud Infrastructure Workshop Speakers: David Hill and Thomas Kraus Session Time: Tuesday 26th 13:00 – 16:00 Session Abstract: This session will discuss the various design considerations when architecting the foundation for every solid cloud environment, the vCloud suite. We will start with sizing and scaling and end with some operational guidance. Different examples will be used to show the impact design considerations can have on the availability of your services. This will be an interactive session where the attendees can provide input and feedback from there real […]

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