Archive for October, 2010

Using the VI Java API with VMware ESXi

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Earlier this year, when I first thought to test out the VI Java API, I estimated I would spend several hours learning the API just to write a simple test program. I was surprised when in less than two hours, I had created my first java program for my ESXi server. Granted it’s a simple program, but the ease and speed of creating something that interacts with my ESXi server was impressive. (more…)


The Power of Virtualization – a competitive edge

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

VirtualizationIn today’s world, technology and science play a huge role in competitive advantage. Those who know how to exploit the power of technology to help them meet their goals will exceed with less effort and will accomplish more with the same amount of time. Hardware-based virtualization is one of those technologies that can really have a significant impact in terms of efficiency. (more…)


The Social Network

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The Social NetworkHow accurate is the movie about the creation of Facebook? – some parts are questionable of course; it is a movie after all. “The movie got a lot of stuff wrong and random details right,” according to the founder Mark Zuckerberg. In a sense, no one will ever know exactly how it played out except the people involved. Isn’t that how it always goes? With that said, and coming from a person that barely watches TV or movies, it was interesting to catch a glimpse of how things may have played out. It was funny at the least. Movies about start-ups….gotta love em’. Not comparable to Pirates of Silicon Valley – still my favorite.