vRetreat London 2018 and Zerto Virtual Replication 6.0

I was lucky enough last year to be invited to the inaugural UK vRetreat, organised by fellow vExpert Patrick Redknap. If you've not encountered a vRetreat before, or are wondering what it is, it's an event with a small delegation of bloggers invited to pick apart some presentations by the event's sponsors. Following on from Silverstone in 2017 I had assumed that I'd had my shot and that other bloggers would get their chance at the next event. Fast-foward to February 2018 and I again found myself sitting down with a number of quality vCommunity members to exchange stories and,…

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vRetreat: Cohesity Overview

At the recent vRetreat at Silverstone, I experienced┬áthree technical presentations / Q&A sessions from the event sponsors. One of these, Cohesity, I was charged with writing a little more about. Up until that point, my experience and knowledge of Cohesity's solutions was very limited as I've had my head buried in several large projects over the recent months. Ezat Dayeh‘s presentation at the vRetreat was therefore a great introduction for me to Cohesity's mission and value proposition. Cohesity was founded in 2013 by Mohit Aron, former co-founder of Nutanix and a Google File System lead developer.…

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vRetreat Silverstone 2017

So, it went something like this: Patrick – “Do you want to drive some Porsches at a blogging event?” Me – “Nom nom nom.” (That's the sound of me biting his arm off.) Ok, it wasn't quite like that (see right). But close enough for the purposes of this post. By the way, I wasn't serious about killing anyone ­čśë Fast forward three short months, and the guy who co-organises the vRockstar parties in Barcelona (Patrick Redknap) is hosting the first ever vRetreat event at the Porsche Experience Centre. We've got Porsches, we've got Silverstone. What else?…

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