Category: General

VMware vRA8 – Are People Missing The Point?

Since the announcement of VMware vRealize 8, migration has been a popular topic. I don’t mean deployment of vRA8 itself; that is handled [editor: very nicely I might add] by the new version of VMware Lifecycle Manager. Follow the wizard and sooner rather than later you will have...

The Importance Of Standards

[editor comment: we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sam Perrin. Thanks again Sam!] Recently I have been working with a financial industry customer who is all in on Automation, however it became apparent quite early on that they haven’t standardised their processes. Now, in day to...

Small, Medium or Large: There Is No One Size Fits All

Getting started with Automation? Guest blogger Sam Perrin discusses t-shirt sizing and how to better estimate required effort and cost on your Automation Projects. An Automation Consultant, Sam works for Xtravirt Limited based in the UK, a company specializing in virtualization, strategies and solutions to help customers solve their...

What is Cloud Automation

This is the first in a series of posts introducing Cloud Automation. Although there are already blog posts and articles discussing this, I have decided I should put my own thoughts across. People have different views on what Cloud Automation is. Here is mine in very simple terms....

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

Let Me Set The Scene Finished watching the video? Good. Now then, let’s put you in the same shoes as John. Picture yourself with the following scenario. ‘You have teams of people working in your IT department. If you are lucky, some aren’t overworked and stressed. You, their...