Guest Blogging


I have been lucky enough to be asked to do some blogging as a guest for vendors and for my employer, this page will list the published articles with a brief description.

Veeam

An article on vSAN 6.6 and Veeam 9.5 integration.  I go over the architecture of vSAN 6.6 as well as the benefits to running HCI in the Enterprise.

https://www.veeam.com/blog/deep-dive-on-vmware-vsan-6-6.html


Insight (Employer)

An overview of next-gen backup solution Rubrik and covering its architecture.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2018-03-15-introduction-to-next-gen-cloud-backup-with-rubrik

My first AWS post for Insight, looking at CloudWatch and its benefits to the op teams

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2018-03-02-introduction-to-aws-cloudwatch

My post around NSX-T and its business value

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2018-02-12-hybrid-cloud-networking-with-vmware-nsx-t

My take on the new features in NSX 6.4.0.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2018-01-31-whats-new-with-nsx6-4

My take on Infrastructure as Code and the benefit that brings to the datacentre, covering Terraform and AWS CloudFormation.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-12-14-infrastructure-as-code

Insight have invested in a customer facing lab, this article goes into the lab in more detail.  No doubt some of the lab build will end up on this blog.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-11-28-demonstrating-vmware-sddc

This article is my take on the new VMware AppDefense product, a really interesting security product that looks for changes in the application using a known good state.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-11-09-application-defence-from-vmware

This one covers WorksapceONE and the benefits it can bring to any EUC solution.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-10-26-workspace-one-whats-new

This article covers the benefits to the business when running a secure Software Defined Datacentre (SDDC) using NSX.  I cover the use of NSX in a VDI environment.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-09-08-software-defined-secure-digital-workplace

This article covers the real benefits of SDDC – automation.  This is a high level business value article, a SDDC should be focused around automation, if the SDDC is not automated the true benefits cannot be achieved.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-08-23-datacenter-automation-and-operations

Similar to the Veeam article but less focus on Veeam.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-08-11-hyper-converged-infrastructure-vmware-vsan

My take on one of the biggest use cases of NSX – Micro-segmentation.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-07-26-advanced-security-through-micro-segmentation

My first Insight article around the time of a large ransomware attack in the UK covering ways to prevent attacks.

https://www.uk.insight.com/learn/articles/2017-05-15-how-to-prevent-and-mitigate-against-ransomware-using-vmware-security-solutions