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Posts by Steve McDonald

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 Major Adjustments to vSphere 5 licensing announced today It’s been over two weeks since the launch of vSphere 5 and the licensing changes  that ensued. There has been some concern from customers about the changes, and in fact the twitter hash tag “#vTax” has become the popular way to discuss the issues.  Most of the vSphere 5 changes […]
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There has been major adjustments to the vSphere 5 licensing model since this blog post. Please see updated post for full details. Today VMware announced the release of VMware vSphere 5. This exciting new product comes with a lot of new features that I will explain in a future post, but also important are the significant changes to the […]
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From the experts | June 27, 2011 by Steve McDonald
Storage always makes me think of the late, great George Carlin’s classic comedy routine about stuff. “Sometimes you’ve got to move, you’ve got to get a bigger house. Why? Too much stuff! You’ve got to move all your stuff. And maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that – there’s a whole industry […]
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From the experts | June 24, 2011 by Steve McDonald
So you’re tasked with planning your organization’s cloud environment. How do you identify how much cloud infrastructure is required to meet the needs of your end users, but also deliver overall cost savings for your boss? I’ve assembled 10 Tips for Sizing the Cloud in the following cheat sheet. It will answer many of your questions […]
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From the experts | June 22, 2011 by Steve McDonald
There was a time, back in the horse and buggy days or even the early days of automobiles, where dirt roads were just fine. They could be a little dusty or muddy at times but they fit the technology requirements well enough. They did the job. But once technology improved, once heavier cars and particularly […]
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From the experts | March 1, 2011 by Steve McDonald
As 2011 comes to a close, Softchoice customers are evaluating the success and challenges from the present year, and planning for the year to come. The Softchoice Advisor sat down with our Manager of Category Marketing, Bryan Rusche, to understand the opportunity organizations should expect to encounter while continuing to mitigate risk and maximize efficiencies […]
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From the experts | November 29, 2010 by Steve McDonald
Containing virtual sprawl by optimizing management of network resources. As environments being more and more virtualized, the cost of computing goes down, efficiency, uptime and productivity increase and application performance is optimized. But, as with any major technology shift or revolution such as this, there are bumps in the road. That’s certainly true in the […]
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From the experts | August 17, 2010 by Steve McDonald
One approach to support multiple devices in a manageable and secure fashion is to leverage client virtualization. Our Softchoice Advisor Team asked Jon White, Solutions Architect for Client Virtualization here at Softchoice for his insights on helping customers understand the considerations involved. Softchoice Advisor:  What are the steps for building out a client virtualization strategy to […]
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From the experts | July 23, 2010 by Steve McDonald
Storage always makes me think of the late, great George Carlin’s classic comedy routine about stuff. “Sometimes you’ve got to move, you’ve got to get a bigger house. Why? Too much stuff! You’ve got to move all your stuff. And maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that – there’s a whole industry […]