VMware ESXi 5–SLOOOOOW boot with software iSCSI

I posted this today on our internal blog, it may be of some interest to you. vSphere 5 (ESXi) has a known weird problem on system boot when using software enabled iSCSI (eg NOT using hardware iSCSI HBA’s). ESXi will…

How to save your butt when an old system starts to fail

Almost all of us in the IT world have been faced with the “emergency” of an old yet critical system that starts to fail and that cannot be easily replaced.  The scenario usually revolves around old line of business software…

What’s really important in computing going forward?

Yup, weird title, but then this is a bit of a weird topic.  The whole IT industry is running hell bent for leather towards the “Cloud” yet many organizations are also madly building out their own infrastructure.  Who’s right?  What’s…