Tag Archive: Duncan Epping

May 29

vFabric Application Director

I am not going to pretend I am the devops expert here but I was playing around with vFabric Application Director last week and I thought it was really cool solution. I can really see the value for development teams, but also for large support services teams and even education org’s. Being able to create deployment / configuration plans for application stacks by simply dragging and dropping is something I would have loved to have when I supported various development and support teams in a previous life.

I could have saved a lot of time… during physical machine and virtual machine provisioning, installation of software (automated if I was lucky), configuration and figuring out how it all worked with this weird database flavor or new Operating System. With App Director, yes you will need to figure all of it out once, you can easily repeat the same steps over and over again. You can select different Guest OS’s, different databases, different apps etc.

If you are in the same boat as I once was I would suggest watching this video and giving App Director a test run just to figure out if it can simplify your life!

vFabric Application Director” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Available now: vSphere 5 Clustering Deepdive. (paper | e-book)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2012/05/29/vfabric-application-director/

May 28

vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive promo was a huge hit!

Thanks to each and everyone of you who took the time to download the vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive kindle copy during our promo days. Over 6000 downloads in just 2 days is nothing short of amazing. Frank and I were talking about this promo opportunity a week ago for the 4.1 book and never anticipated on these kind of numbers. We expected a couple of hundred copies to be given away, maybe close to a 1000, but definitely not 6000+. Just some facts about this promo:

  • 175+ retweets of my tweets
  • 600+ tweets
  • 30.000+ people reached
  • 6000+ Kindle copies

We were shocked, we anticipated on a couple of hundred copies, maybe close to a 1000, but never did we anticipate on 6000 kindle copies being downloaded. Thanks to everyone who helped driving this. All the tweets / facebook and G+ mentions helped with this huge success.

 

vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive promo was a huge hit!” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Available now: vSphere 5 Clustering Deepdive. (paper | e-book)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2012/05/28/vsphere-4-1-hadrs-deepdive-promo-was-a-huge-hit/

May 28

vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive promo was a huge hit!

Thanks to each and everyone of you who took the time to download the vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive kindle copy during our promo days. Over 6000 downloads in just 2 days is nothing short of amazing. Frank and I were talking about this promo opportunity a week ago for the 4.1 book and never anticipated on these kind of numbers. We expected a couple of hundred copies to be given away, maybe close to a 1000, but definitely not 6000+. Just some facts about this promo:

  • 175+ retweets of my tweets
  • 600+ tweets
  • 30.000+ people reached
  • 6000+ Kindle copies

We were shocked, we anticipated on a couple of hundred copies, maybe close to a 1000, but never did we anticipate on 6000 kindle copies being downloaded. Thanks to everyone who helped driving this. All the tweets / facebook and G+ mentions helped with this huge success.

 

vSphere 4.1 HA/DRS Deepdive promo was a huge hit!” originally appeared on Yellow-Bricks.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Available now: vSphere 5 Clustering Deepdive. (paper | e-book)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.startswithv.com/2012/05/28/vsphere-4-1-hadrs-deepdive-promo-was-a-huge-hit-2/

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