Virtualization and the Reevaluation of Traditional Roles

posted May 31, 2012, 11:56 AM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

Introducing a virtualization solution into an existing environment should not be considered complete once the final server is migrated or host is powered on. Simply virtualizing a system stack and walking away is not enough.


Alerting Versus Monitoring

posted May 17, 2012, 12:08 PM by

House of Brick Principal Architect

In our world, monitoring an IT infrastructure is defined as having accurate, up-to-date knowledge of the current state and health of critical servers. Sending alerts based on monitoring metrics means that administrators should be notified…

vSphere 5 Advantages for VBCA – Part 2

posted May 10, 2012, 12:21 PM by

Jim Hannan (@HoBHannan), Principal Architect

This blog post focuses on VMFS-5 enhancements in vSphere and how they improve Virtual Business Critical Applications (VBCA) performance and scalability. VMFS-5 offers several improvements from the previous version VMFS-3.

How VMFS-5 has improved in scalability…