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Jun 25

vCoffee Links #7 – Web-scale Wednesday

Happy Web-scale Wednesday! Keep an eye on the hashtag #webscale today, there are bound to be some interesting tweets and photos.

I web-scale by adding coffee (man my desk is a mess).
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Shout out to Nutanix for the t-shirt.

Now go grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the links…

vCoffee Links is a regular feature on vHersey.com. vCoffee Links features news and links of interest from the past week or so. If you have something interesting to add please submit it in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @herseyc.


Since it is Web-scale Wednesday let’s start with a some Web-scale IT reading. I am hoping to have some time to attend at least part of the live online Nutanix Web-Scale IT event this morning.

Enter Web-scale IT “What is web-scale IT? It’s our effort to describe all of the things happening at large cloud services firms such as Google, Amazon, Rackspace, Netflix, Facebook, etc., that enables them to achieve extreme levels of service delivery as compared to many of their enterprise counterparts.”

A couple of Web-Scale IT Gartner articles Gartner Says By 2017 Web-Scale IT Will Be an Architectural Approach Found Operating in 50 Percent of Global Enterprises and the Web-scale IT making #1 on the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 are peaking the Web-scale IT interest.

The term “Web-scale IT” may have been fairly recent coined but the concept is nothing new – Web Scale article from 2007 by @lorcanD

Here is a post from Nutanix’s @andreleibovici on Understanding Web-Scale Properties and another Web-Scale IT. It’s Here. It’s Now. Plenty more Web-Scale posts on the Nutanix blog.

A good read from Forbes about Three Things To Know About Web-Scale IT.

What is your Web-scale IQ? Take the quiz here. I missed a couple but I was only on my first cup of coffee. Hey a pass is a pass 🙂
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Chat about Webscale on CrowdChat Wednesday, June 25th 2014 (today) at 12:00 PM EDT or just watch the feed to learn a bit more about what the buzz is about.

Now on to some other interesting stuff…

OEM vendors offering Virtual SAN ready nodes – HP, Dell, Fujitsu, and Supermicro offering pre-configured nodes ready for VMware VSAN deployment. Just match the need with the node. Each offering provides specific capacity and compute. All the hardware in each pre-configured offering is on the VSAN HCL.

Anything about coffee and technology is sure to be an interesting read. Forget coffee, Starbucks is a tech company.

Nice post from @vcdxnz001 on choosing a network teaming or load balancing option in a vSphere environment: Etherchannel and IP Hash or Load Based Teaming?

Working toward your VCDX? A lot of time will be spent preparing to defend your design but don’t forget about the Design and Troubleshooting scenarios that are also a part of the defense. Check out @vcdx133‘s VCDX – Design Scenario Strategy and VCDX – Troubleshooting Scenario Strategy post. Some great tips and insights into preparing for these parts of the defense. He also has a whole series of other posts on preparing and presenting for VCDX. Definitely worth checking out!!!

10 simple tips for creating better-looking presentations – definitely some good tips and worth a read.

5 Reasons to Choose VMware vSphere 5.5 over Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. I’ll add my own reason number 6 – VMware doesn’t suck. My opinion is that Hyper-V is still very clunky and overly complex – it has improved but it still has a long way to go. “However, if you’re selecting a hypervisor based on the absolute lowest cost, then you aren’t making the smartest decision.” <- Love that! Recently I was asked to review the book Disaster Recovery Using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager. I have not finished reading it yet, but so far it is pretty good. A full review will be posted once I finish it.


Enjoy your coffee. Guess what day it is? Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike. Have a great morning and a great rest of the week.

Have anything interesting to add? Post a comment below or hit me up on twitter @herseyc.

About the author

vHersey

Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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