Yesterday evening I increased the performance of my Lenovo T500 laptop with just a few steps. The laptop is now booting up in roughly 23 seconds and after logging in (I have setup profiles and password protection) it roughly takes another 7 seconds before everything is fully operational. In the past it took roughly 3 minutes for the laptop to become operational. Also, if it took 30-45 seconds for Photoshop or Dreamweaver to load, it now takes maybe 10 seconds or so.
Yesterday VMWare announced their new licensing scheme vSphere 5 and man, that is like a small bomb went off. The new licensing will definitely add cost to virtualization when using VMware’s products. And with Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology slowly catching up – this is the time for any business to re-think their virtualization strategy. This is the moment to really think about if you need VMWare for virtualization. [Read more…] about VMWare Is Driving Customers To Microsoft Virtualization
This is my recap of Microsoft’s Management Summit 2011. This posting was initially written on March 25th, but I had not enough time yet to post it earlier. Here we go: I am in the very last session of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 event in Las Vegas. This Microsoft centric event is a great resource to get in-depth information on specific Microsoft products. Examples are System Center Configuration Manager, Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and more. Anyone who is deploying Microsoft System Center related products should definitely plan on going to this event (happening on an annual basis). [Read more…] about Observations from Microsoft Management Summit 2011
Many moons ago I signed up to become an affiliate with JustHost.com to earn money from referring customers to them. They gave me a test account because when I write reviews I at least want to have seen and tested their environment. I think if you are honest when reviewing products and services the reader will feel it and it makes you more trustworthy. [Read more…] about How not to do customer service (real life web hosting example)
Google Adwords is one of the most advanced methods of online advertising. Google has tweaked this advertising program to be a beast if used properly. However, you usually lose some money before seeing success with this method of advertising. For one, if you are new to Google Adwords you should definitely start reading up on it. You can lose a fortune if you do not know how use Google Adwords. I highly recommend this book written by Brad Geddes. I have my own copy of it and I consider it the ultimate Guide for Google Adwords. [Read more…] about Advertising on Google Adwords
How much does it cost you to host a website on the Internet? This is one of the most common questions one might ask when talking about getting a website. It is 2011 and by now you would think that most people actually do know the answer to this question. As you can guess, not everyone knows how cheap web hosting can be. [Read more…] about How Much Does It Cost To Host A Website?
Just a few days ago I talked to a friend about my different online ventures. He was amazed by the number of domain names I own (roughly 145 at this point). He asked me if I would have a website for each domain name I own. I actually declined and mentioned that I have roughly 60% of my domain names developed with their own website. Thinking about his overall reaction I think it is important to point out how easy it is to bring up your own website. [Read more…] about It Is Easy For Beginners To Get A Website Onto The Internet
When using virtualization products like VMWare vSphere (ES) or Microsoft Hyper-V you can always run into issues – be it from a management/administration perspective or from a performance perspective. It can help a lot to put certain procedures and best practices into place early on to assure that your environment is stable and runs at the highest performance level possible. [Read more…] about Virtualization – Some Best Practices
Ever wanted to start your own Web Hosting Business, but did not have all the information you need? The Web Hosting Resource Kit now offers a unique web hosting business startup training program. As far as I know, this is the one and only training program where you can learn how to become a web host starting a web hosting business from the ground up. This training program offers exclusive content not found anywhere else. [Read more…] about Web Hosting Business Training
I just received notice from The Planet and from Softlayer that they are wrapping up the work on merging the 2 companies. On November 16th the merger will be completed and all products and services will be branded under the Softlayer brand name. This is an interesting development. Here is some information that I received from Softlayer/The Planet. [Read more…] about The Planet and Softlayer Merger is completing