My Latest Upcoming Webinar: Win a Parrot AR Quadricopter Drone!

My Latest Upcoming Webinar: Win a Parrot AR Quadricopter Drone! I'm proud to take the wraps off my latest upcoming webinar hosted at VirtualizationSoftware.com: 'The Time-Starved Administrator’s Guide to Simplifying the Server Room' April 30th, 2014, 2:00PM Eastern Time (11:00AM Pacific)  Here's the details on what I'm speaking on: Are you running a smaller IT environment with a reduced budget? Even small and medium-sized IT departments can leverage new techniques the big guys are using to do more with less. Here's what you'll learn as an attendee:  Learn how to bring Google-like efficiency to even the smallest [more]

Contest - Take the Ultimate Tech Challenge on Servers!

Contest - Take the Ultimate Tech Challenge on Servers! Here's a cool contest from Dell and Microsoft that I wanted to share with my readers... I hope that you win the new laptop! --- IT professionals run into interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often times to come up with creative, imaginative and on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Dealing with servers and storage issues are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities for IT pros to face and overcome. All [more]

Infographic: 10 Years of VMworld

Infographic: 10 Years of VMworld This week is the VMworld in San Francisco. In fact, this is the 10th anniversary for VMworld and VirtualizationSoftware.com has come up with this beautiful infogrpahic with all the details. Please consider tweeting about it and/or embed this in your blog (linking back to us). Enjoy! Infographic by David Davis, Scott Lowe at [more]

Infographic - Top Virtualization Skills to Boost Your Career

Infographic - Top Virtualization Skills to Boost Your CareerThe great people over at TrainSignal published a cool infographic today to help IT Pros boost their career in virtualization. I spent a small amount of time helping with the graphic and really love how it turned out. Hope you like [more]


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I’m proud to take the wraps off my latest upcoming webinar hosted at VirtualizationSoftware.com:

‘The Time-Starved Administrator’s Guide to Simplifying the Server Room’

April 30th, 2014, 2:00PM Eastern Time (11:00AM Pacific) 

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Here’s the details on what I’m speaking on:

Are you running a smaller IT environment with a reduced budget? Even small and medium-sized IT departments can leverage new techniques the big guys are using to do more with less.

Here’s what you’ll learn as an attendee:

  •  Learn how to bring Google-like efficiency to even the smallest datacenters
  •  See how to steal some of the “hot” new tactics in simplifying ‘big datacenter’ infrastructure and apply them in smaller environments
  •  Get the inside strategies on dramatically reducing software licensing costs without compromising performance and capacity
  •  Evaluate new virtualization alternatives for doing big things on a small budget

Don’t forget: I’m giving away our best prize yet: A Parrot AR Quadricopter Drone just for registering!

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Here’s a cool contest from Dell and Microsoft that I wanted to share with my readers… I hope that you win the new laptop!

IT professionals run into interesting and complex challenges on a daily basis, and often times to come up with creative, imaginative and on-the-fly solutions to fix problems and keep a business running. Dealing with servers and storage issues are no different, and can present a handful of situational complexities for IT pros to face and overcome. All in a day’s work for the seasoned IT pro!

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Dell and Microsoft want to hear a particular challenge you’ve faced while dealing with servers and storage, and the unique and innovative way you’ve solved the problem by participating in their Ultimate Tech Challenge: Servers. The premise is simple – answer the following question based on experience you’ve had on the job:How do you best use SSD as a storage option with Microsoft Windows Server for optimal performance and cost?

Dell and Microsoft will select their favorite response from those received and turn it into a white paper that highlights the problem and unique solution utilized to solve it. The selected winner will also receive a Dell XPS 12 (valued at $899.99) for being chosen!

Entering is easy – just share your challenge and solution by responding to this blog post or by emailing your response to DellUltimateTechChallenge@gmail.com.

Submit your entry by 12/26/2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Dell and Microsoft will be reaching out to selected winners shortly after the entry submission period.

Good luck, IT pros! We look forward to your responses.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 12/26/2013. By submitting your entry, you agree to be contacted by a Dell representative. For Official Rules, visit http://bit.ly/1fjVu6B

 

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Infographic: 10 Years of VMworld

by David Davis on August 27, 2013


This week is the VMworld in San Francisco. In fact, this is the 10th anniversary for VMworld and VirtualizationSoftware.com has come up with this beautiful infogrpahic with all the details.

Please consider tweeting about it and/or embed this in your blog (linking back to us).

Enjoy!

VMworld 2013 Infographic

Infographic by David Davis, Scott Lowe at VirtualizationSoftware.com

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The great people over at TrainSignal published a cool infographic today to help IT Pros boost their career in virtualization. I spent a small amount of time helping with the graphic and really love how it turned out. Hope you like it!

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In the first ever Google Hangout conducted by TrainSignal.com, David Davis (that’s me) and J. Peter Bruzzese squared off of whether VDI was a waste of money (or worth the money). In the debate we both make some good points and end up living to debate (fight) another day. I welcome your comments and ideas for future hangouts, below.

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vexpert-logo-2013Last week the annual VMware vExpert awards were announced and given to 581 virtualization evangelists for 2013. This award is based on their passionate evangelism during calendar year 2012 (it’s an award, not a technical certification).

I am honored to be one of them!

Being awarded vExpert in 2013 is a huge honor (one that I am very thankful for). It has made a huge difference in my life and career as an IT professional by allowing me to distinguish myself, by giving me elite access to software and betas, and by challenging me each year to continue to evangelize the virtualization solutions I feel passionate about.

trainsignal-trainingFor those who ARE on the list of the 581 vExperts named in 2013, TrainSignal’s gift for you is one year of free, unlimited IT video training. This includes:

  • Over 1,500 hours of IT pro video training
  • Over 200 hours of VMware video training
  • 30 VMware courses that include topics like vSphere 5.1, vSphere Advanced Networking, vCenter Operations Manager, vCloud Director 5.1, vSphere Performance, vSphere Troubleshooting, vSphere Design and new courses on the way (including VCAP-DCA5, EMC Storage Essentials, and more)
  • Certification practice exams (including the VCP)
  • Offline viewer (Win/Mac)
  • iPad compatible streaming

2013 vExperts should apply here (form is at the bottom of the page)

For those who aren’t yet vExperts but feel passionate about virtualization, I encourage you to push yourself to become a vExpert. Find ways to promote VMware virtualization through your blog, social media, speaking, writing, video authoring, VMworld, or at your local VMUG.

For those who are interested in the training package above but aren’t vExperts, you can use the same training free for 3 days and, if you like it, pay just $49 per month after that. Visit www.TrainSignal.com for the details.

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