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Infographic: Hyper Converged Infrastructure

Orla Forrest contacted me about an infographic she created for Exigent Networks. I found it useful and promised I would share it. It's a well-designed graphic explaining what is Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), and how it differs from conventional converged infrastructure ... continue reading
Build a Hybrid Cloud Test Lab on a Windows 10 Desktop PC

Build a Hybrid Cloud Test Lab on a Windows 10 Desktop PC

Recently several customers and others have asked us how to setup a hybrid cloud virtual lab. The intended uses for this lab environment included: Training systems where multiple students can have their own lab environment to break and then be rebuilt ... continue reading
Head in the Clouds

What’s the Difference Between Public and Private Cloud?

First, we should clear up the confusion about what is a cloud? Cloud is a commonly misused term used to describe just about any service accessed over the internet. That's typically also described as public cloud, because it's accessible by the ... continue reading
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Migrating to Windows Server 2016 Private Cloud?

Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft has published two very in-depth articles detailing the process of migrating to a Server 2016 based cloud architecture. For those considering a Microsoft private or public cloud, these two articles are a must read ... continue reading
technical articles windows server 2016

You Can Afford a Private Cloud

Proof-of-Concept in a Box After engaging with a lot of new cloud customers, it was clear practically every customer wanted to try and test a private cloud solution before buying. They wanted a “Proof of Concept” cloud system in their ... continue reading