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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:31 am 
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Systems consultant in IT - mainly in storage, hardware and virtualization.

That's interesting. I'm involved pretty heavily in virtualization also. Are you focused more on the server side or desktops (VDI)? Which Hypervisors do you typically employ?

Is there any other competitor than VMware? 8-)
No, seriously. Done large amounts of VMware ranging all the way back since 2.5 and touched Hyper-V in (very) small installations. I know only one customer running Xen. I mostly go for server virtualization and the biggest customer are running a couple of hundred virtual servers on NetApp storage via NFS.
Regarding VDI I have only done some (regular) VMware View installations, but the most interesting project was SunRay + VMware View.


Cool. But honestly I would have expected more diversity in Europe ;-) One customer running Xen? I guess people don't mind blowing the big bucks on ESX per proc licenses. I see several companies using Open Source Xen, a few (very few) with KVM implementations and a decent amount of Hyper-V too.

Was your VMware VDI protocol PCoIP or RDP? VideoOverIP is an interesting Hypervisor agnostic remoting protocol with multimonitor support and good performance (http://vdiworks.com/?q=videooverip) Don't know if you've used it.

Don't mean to hijack this thread with virtualization talk :-) Just found it interesting that we are both working in the same area and wanted to compare notes.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:33 am 
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ramq wrote:
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Systems consultant in IT - mainly in storage, hardware and virtualization.

That's interesting. I'm involved pretty heavily in virtualization also. Are you focused more on the server side or desktops (VDI)? Which Hypervisors do you typically employ?

Is there any other competitor than VMware? 8-)
No, seriously. Done large amounts of VMware ranging all the way back since 2.5 and touched Hyper-V in (very) small installations. I know only one customer running Xen. I mostly go for server virtualization and the biggest customer are running a couple of hundred virtual servers on NetApp storage via NFS.
Regarding VDI I have only done some (regular) VMware View installations, but the most interesting project was SunRay + VMware View.


There are but none that match the capabilities of Vmware. Our entire datacenter, minus our Oracle boxes, are virtual. Oracle does not officially support VMware and their licensing scheme makes it cost prohibitive.

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It seems I am the only one not working with computers for living.

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This is great! I do like seeing all the diversity. On a side note, what do you use your IRIX boxes for? Are they mainly for home use or are they all in a business/corporate environment?


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It seems I am the only one not working with computers for living.
You aren't totally alone. :D

Took an early retirement from a regimented career that involved uniforms/weapons and the occasional mass infusion of adrenaline (which is the part that kept me there for a lot longer than I originally planned). I currently work part-time as a glorified motorcycle mechanic.

Never had a job that required anything more than basic end-user computer skills, and never received any computer-centric education - to the point that as a result I've never learned how to properly type (as in keyboarding, for those of you who completely missed typewriters).

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Unread postPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:43 am 
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theinonen wrote:
It seems I am the only one not working with computers for living.


Nope, I was way up there as the first reply...


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Long time sysadmin. Did the pizza delivery thing during the crunch. Heavily moving into multimedia (no longer just a hobby) and mobile shite.


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recondas wrote:
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It seems I am the only one not working with computers for living.
You aren't totally alone. :D

i sculpt time w/ words, light, volume, music. most of the times, i'm also a metronome (for some of the most diverse teams found in any industry)

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sgifanatic wrote:
But honestly I would have expected more diversity in Europe ;-)

most likely, you don't understand europe. it's ok, no one does right now but that's a different topic


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Long time sysadmin. Did the pizza delivery thing during the crunch.
Isn't that all the US is good for these days - software and high-speed pizza delivery? :lol:

I was a sysadmin and programmer for many years, then worked in a professional services group - which typically meant more of the same while keeping the customer from jumping off a ledge or screaming in my face during a crisis. Past half dozen years have been spent as an architect/strategist in the IT division of a Very Large Financial Institution (VLFI).

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A VLFI in CA? What?

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My guess is Union Bank of California or Bank of America,

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A VLFI in CA? What?
Due to the warping of the space-time fabric at a quantum level caused by the density of information they tend to build up, VLFIs by their nature tend to exist outside of definite geophysical boundaries... ;) I happen to be located at physical coordinates in California, but the organization I work for may in fact be viewed as having no physical manifestation in any locale (especially if judged by the fact that as a species they appear to pay no taxes to anybody, anywhere). :shock:

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