Category: Notes From the Field

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has issued a customer bulletin advising of a critical flaw in four of their Enterprise Class Solid State Drive models. According to the bulletin, a vendor supplying the firmware of these drives has identified a defect where the drives, which are 800GB and 1.6TB models, will fail after 40000 hours of […]

Working with the AWS default hardware VPN solution often leaves a lot to be desired, especially when trying to establish a tunnel to a policy-based VPN like the NSX Edge Appliance.  In the past, we often turned to third-party software VPNs to work around the limitations and compatibility issues imposed by AWS’s VPN solution. Recently, […]

Another Veeam Cloud Connect (VCC) feature included on 9.5 update 4 that has made our life easier is the inclusion of Cloud Gateway Pools. These give us the ability to create groups of VCC Gateways that can then be assigned to individual clients. Before Cloud Gateway Pools We have a ‘unique’ issue where this functionality […]

With the Sophos XG Firewall it can be We hate making mistakes. Sometimes our brain is too fast for our fingers to comply and the dreaded fat-finger rears. Groans ensue. Very rarely, it produces a hesitant, albeit slightly joyful, “Oh. Ooohhhh. Ha!” When we were experiencing some issues with our F5 Load Balancers related to […]

As service providers, we have had the opportunity to start experimenting with Veeam 9.5 update 4 before it became generally available. Being a VMware multi-tenant Cloud operator that uses vCloud Director, we were very interested in what this “integration” would mean for our clients. Before we get into the new functionality, it may be pertinent […]

Summary In today’s age of cloud computing, virtualized applications are very common. While the deployment details may vary, i.e. where these applications are deployed, the common characteristic among environments is that they all reside in virtualization platforms. This is true for private clouds, AIS Community Cloud, and public clouds alike. While cloud environments, when properly […]

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