Category Archives: Infrastructure

Enterprise Architecture @ Swansea University

So a brief summary of EA @ Swansea – what’s what etc. One Enterprise Architect – Me.  One Solution Architect assigned to the Dev Team to architect in house developments, plus two Business Analysts. Frameworks –  Best described as based … Continue reading

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The Great Exchange 2016 Crash

I often get frustrated when facing I.T. outages (e.g. home broadband down) with the lack of detail in the information put out.  So this is an attempt to provide an overview of the recent Exchange outage, with the aim of … Continue reading

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vSphere 5.1 VSA some observations

I’ve been looking into vSphere 5.1’s Essentials Plus free Virtual Storage appliance (VSA). So first a few gotchas – first it requires four NICs before it’ll install, and it seems to take over all spare storage, leaving no local storage … Continue reading

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VMware – Killing paradigms and Re-inventing the mainframe

So I Listened to Paul Maritz keynote from VMworld 2011 yesterday.  He was making some bold predictions, which of course will come back to bite him! First, of course, the death of the PC – this has always been touted, … Continue reading

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UAG DirectAccess and IPv6 on Windows

Decided to poke my head into the world of IPv6.  So I’ve set up a small virtual network to demostrate IPv6 and UAG DirectAccess.  It’s all run on a single vSphere ESXi node for the moment using Windows 2008 R2 … Continue reading

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