VCAP-DCD Exam Experience

I sat for the VMware VCAP-DCD exam on Wednesday in preparation for the first VCDX defenses of 2016. Taking certification tests is always stressful, however looking back at this particular exam, it did not need to be. Many of the blog posts around preparation for the VCAP-DCD exam mention how difficult it is, being pressed for time, etc — fortunately, […]

VCAP-DCA Exam Experience

  I recently passed the VMware VCAP-DCA exam for vSphere 5.5, and as others have done, wanted to share a few of my thoughts on the exam. The absolute biggest challenge is time. At only 180 minutes long and 23 questions, you would think there would be ample time to get through every question with room to spare. Not the case […]

Docker Container for IO Benchmarking

I had a need this week for a quick-and-easy IO benchmarking tool and decided to create a Docker container to achieve my goals. The Docker container itself is rather simple and is available for use at your leisure. The Docker container is based off of Ubuntu latest, installs the FIO package and grabs a simple test file from my website […]

ISC Cloud & Big Data Conference Session

The ISC Cloud & Big Data conference is taking place next week in Frankfurt, Germany from September 28-30, 2015. I will be speaking on the benefits of virtualizing Hadoop and how to identify use-cases within an organization. The conference is focused on the latest developments in cloud and big data technologies. If you are going to be in Germany for […]