Monthly Archive:: November 2014

VMware vCloud Air Virtual Private Cloud OnDemand

I’ve spent today getting the vCloud up and running, the web elements are really easy! (I’d recommend the labs, it’ll make a big difference) I’ve had some problem adding it to my vCenter 5.5 though. “You need SSO administrator privileges to install the vCloud Hybrid Service plug-in. Log out of vSphere Web Client and log

Online Backups – Backblaze, cheap easy and truly unlimited.

Last year I received a mail, the normal mail you get from various technology sites, one link that caught my attention was a report from an online backup company, this company issue out reports on various types and brands of hard drive. I found the report quite intriguing, it was really interesting to see what drives

Hosted Exchange – Part 1

We’re getting fed up of this huge virtual machine. It’s just sitting there chewing through RAM and Disk We’ve got 268 mailboxes. Plus the usual shared resources, calendars etc. Even this “small” machine takes 22GB RAM and 500GB storage, then you need to add 350GB+ being backed up each night, the fact its chomping IOPs