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vSphere Performance: The story behind my new book

I’m very happy to announce that my new book called VMware vSphere Performance, along with co-authors Rynardt Spies and Christopher Kusek, has been released! It’s available right now on Kindle format and the hard copy will be available on May 12th! The book is focused on providing guidance for how to design vSphere to get the best performance out of your virtual machines.  I wanted the book to be more than a paperback version of vSphere’s own performance best practices

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Where Have I Been?

Looking at this blog over the past 12 months kind of makes me sick.  If you ignore posts that have to do with books and a guest blog post by my brother, you’ll see I’ve only published maybe two or three posts all year.  That’s very bad, though the explanation for why can be found in those posts. I’ve made it very obvious that I wrote a book about virtualizing business critical applications. I’ve been less outgoing about the fact

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Great deal on Kindle edition of Virtualizing MS Business Critical Apps

Amazon has the Kindle edition of Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere at a great price. It’s currently only $22.99, compared to $38 for the paperback version. You can grab the Kindle edition here: http://www.amazon.com/Virtualizing-Microsoft-Applications-Technology-ebook/dp/B00E8HSWQU/ I’m a little late in announcing this so hopefully the price stays at this level for a little while.  If you already have the paperback and want the Kindle edition for on the go reading, now is a great time to pick up

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New book announced: Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5

Now that VMware has officially announced vSphere 5.5, we’re very happy to announce that the new version of the best selling Mastering vSphere series will be released as well!  Mastering VMware vSphere 5.5 will be out a little bit later this year and brings with it all that you need to know about the new version of vSphere. Nick Marshall deserves a ton of credit here for taking the reigns on this book and helping to drive it.  He did

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VMware Press “Meet the Author” Event at VMworld

Interested in getting your copy of a VMware Press book signed by the author(s) while at VMworld this year?  VMware Press will be holding a Meet the Author event at VMworld to give you the opportunity to do just that! Come to the bookstore at VMworld on Wednesday, August 28th from 12:30-1:30 for a chance to meet the authors, chat about anything you want, and get your book signed.  I’ll be there, along with co-author Alex Fontana, signing our new

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Release of Virtualizing MSFT Business Critical Apps book!

After months of late nights and hard work, I’m very happy to announce that the book Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere, co-authored with Alex Fontana of VMware, has been released!  The official release date from VMware Press was August 7th, and it will be officially in stock at Amazon on August 16th.  It can be ordered from Amazon here http://www.amazon.com/Virtualizing-Microsoft-Business-Applications-Technology/dp/0321912039/ or directly from VMware Press here http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/store/virtualizing-microsoft-business-critical-applications-9780321912039. Both paperback and Kindle/eBook copies are available. We were also

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New Book Coming Soon: Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere

I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the book I’m co-authoring, Virtualizing Microsoft Business Critical Applications on VMware vSphere, is available for both pre-order on Amazon as well as in Rough Cuts format from VMware Press.  Though the release dates online currently list a September release date we’re working with VMware Press to try to get it released before VMworld 2013. I’m co-authoring the book with Alex Fontana of VMware.  Alex is a great resource for virtualizing business critical

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