Patching Is Not Always Easy

I don’t go a day without a company e-mailing me about a product that will help with patch management, or claim it will somehow resolve all my GDPR issues that may come in the near future. Social media is awash with vendors and people telling us that we should deploy a patch immediately – that … Read morePatching Is Not Always Easy

Microsoft Exchange 2016 RAM Sizing Update

We’re currently in the process of planning to migrate our existing Microsoft Exchange servers to new hardware running Exchange 2016. Up until the past few weeks the Microsoft recommendation with regard to RAM sizing was to avoid going above 96GB total memory per server. I won’t go into the whole history of why this came … Read moreMicrosoft Exchange 2016 RAM Sizing Update

VMware VMUG

Well I finally took the plunge and invested my cash into the VMware VMUG Advantage subscription for a year. If you are unsure what that is let me provide you with some links and short descriptions below. https://www.vmug.com/ As per their own ‘About’ section – Officially launched in August of 2010, the VMware User Group … Read moreVMware VMUG

Almost Time For A New DC

It’s coming up to five years ago that the current design used in our DC setup was put together. I think it is safe to say it has been incredibly successful, so much so that we struggled to keep up with the demand for resource. When our customers (internal or external) realised how resilient, flexible … Read moreAlmost Time For A New DC

Microsoft Nano Server Version 1709 Changes

Microsoft are making some big changes to their Nano Server operating system. I’m going to briefly cover what they are doing and consider how it might impact existing users and future plans for those of us who have not yet deployed it into a production environment. The below was taken from the following Microsoft link … Read moreMicrosoft Nano Server Version 1709 Changes

Speaking at Technology UG

Well I had an amazing time at Technology UGĀ in Manchester this week. Speaking was fun and hearing from the other speakers and generally interacting with the guests was a great experience. I would happily take another days annual leave to attend or speak at one again, maybe next time work will let me go without … Read moreSpeaking at Technology UG

Technology UG Event in Manchester

How exciting! I’ve been asked to speak at a Technology UG event in Manchester on May 18th – here’s a link to their website along with the event page. http://www.technologyug.co.uk http://www.technologyug.co.uk/Events/Manchester/TechUG-Manchester-Thurs-18th-May-2017 My talk has been titled “Running Production Hyper-V and vSphere – A User Comparison Analysis” and will cover our journey from a single hypervisor … Read moreTechnology UG Event in Manchester