Dell server and storage sizing and capacity planning resources

When designing server and storage solutions from Dell, the following Web resources are highly useful: Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool: https://www.dell.com/calc. The Dell Enterprise Infrastructure Planning Tool (EIPT) helps IT professionals plan and tune their computer and infrastructure equipment for maximum efficiency. Offering a wide range of configuration flexibility and […]

security and privacy

Security and privacy tips

Podcast This article is available on my free Cloud Computing podcast. Introduction to security and privacy Security and privacy is a frequent topic of discussion nowadays. With ever increasing IT infrastructures at the service provider and enterprise level as well as with increasing IT knowledge among the average knowledge workers […]

VMware VCenter HA

VMware VCenter HA

Since release 6.5 of VCenter, VMWare has released a new feature for providing high availability to the VCenter Appliance with embedded or external Platform Services Controller (PSC). The new VCenter appliance HA feature has the following requirements: VSphere Standard license Total of three (3) virtual machines, one of which acts […]

5G

Microsoft and AT&T alliance on Cloud, AI and 5G

Multiyear collaboration will accelerate AT&T’s “public cloud first” internal transformation and deliver new customer offerings built on AT&T’s network and Microsoft’s cloud. AT&T Communications and Microsoft Corp. are embarking on an extensive, multiyear alliance where the two companies will apply technologies, including cloud, AI, and 5G, to improve how people […]

Citrix health checklist

A Citrix health checklist can assist when reviewing an environment for configurations that might cause future problems, not necessarily existing problems. Health Checks tend to focus on non-functional qualities like the following: Availability Security Manageability User Experience Performance Reliability Carl Stalhood has put together a very useful health checklist article […]

Azure AD B2B collaboration users

An Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) business-to-business (B2B) collaboration user is a user with UserType = Guest. This guest user typically is from a partner organization and has limited privileges in the inviting directory, by default. Depending on the inviting organization’s needs, an Azure AD B2B collaboration user can be […]