About Marco Broeken

Marco Broeken is Author of this blog and owner of vSpecialist Consulting and has 20 years experience in IT. Marco has been rewarded with the vExpert status from 2011 - 2018.

All you need to know about Load Balancing VMware Cloud on AWS

It is no surprise that VMware is the most used running hypervisor in the datacenter today. It's also no surprise that customers are going cloud first in their plans going forward. Having a Hybrid solution where you manage your AWS "Cloud" part from your normal vCenter as it's your normal local infrastructure is very easy to adopt. VMware Cloud on AWS offers customers a way to easily deploy proven solutions across private and public infrastructures using a consistent and familiar set of … [Read more...]

VMworld 2018: vSphere 6.7 Update 1 and more announcements

It's extremely hard to get innovative in the infrastructure space these days. Hypervisor updates, vCenter updates with hot new features . Who does really care? OK. get me the vCenter C Client back and I will be a happy man. I get more excited about blockchain tech nowadays than a new vSphere release. And I don't think I'm the only one. I did read last week that Microsoft returns to VMworld. Wich is awesome! VMware and Microsoft are each going their own direction and are no longer really … [Read more...]

Nutanix is innovating at the speed of Cloud (#vRetreat)

I remember back in November 2012 at Virtualization Field Day 2 where Nutanix was presenting for the first time at a Field Day. Dheeraj Pandey, CEO and co-founder gave us a quick introduction to Nutanix. The company was only 2,5 years old back then and they has released their first Hyper Converged block in the public as the first HCI vendor. It was pretty amazing. Dheeraj did a very good job presenting. And it feels ages and ages ago. So I'm going to fast forward to today where Nutanix is no … [Read more...]

Why I’m going to VMworld 2018 Las Vegas

VMworld is less than a week away. I'm very very excited to fly into Las Vegas next Sunday. My Last time at VMworld US was in 2012... How time can fly! VMworld is a five-day conference that will take place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas August 26 – 30. Go check vmworld.com for more information. So, Why am I going to VMworld in the US this year? I think for several reasons: I have been a bit out of tech for some time now, so it's time for me to update on everything VMware. especially … [Read more...]

Zerto IT Resilience Platform (vRetreat event Amsterdam)

Zerto evolved from Hypervisor Based Replication in 2011, to Continues Journal Based Protection.in 2018. Zerto is rebranding to Zerto IT Resilience Platform this year. The Zerto IT Resilience Platform is expected to be included in Zerto 7.0 and will be GA Q1 ‘19. The product can be divided in 2 parts. Orchestration & Automation: Multi Cloud Workload Mobility Non disruptive Continues Data Protection Continues data replication Journal Based Recovery Application … [Read more...]