Steve Beaver and Tripwire have parted company

Steve informed me of this a couple of weeks ago, but asked me to keep it under my hat.  Well the news is now out of the bag and it is official.  Steve Beaver has left Tripwire.   Why, I hear you ask?   Well it is best to hear the news in Steve’s own words. Continue reading “Steve Beaver and Tripwire have parted company”

esXpress Dramatically Reduces Seattle Financial Group’s VMware Recovery Time by 92%

esXpress Dramatically Reduces Seattle Financial Group’s VMware Recovery Time by 92%
Well esxExpress has done it again,  to day PHD Virtual Technologis announced to winning of a new customer Seattle Financial Groupwho have standardised on esXpress for thier Business Optimization and Disaster Recovery in its Virtual Environment Continue reading “esXpress Dramatically Reduces Seattle Financial Group’s VMware Recovery Time by 92%”

Speed up, esXpress have an offer on

Just had an interesting email drop into my mailbox this morning that I thought I would share.

Ai Virtualisation & PHD Virtual are pleased to offer esXpress Essentials for VMware Bundle! esXpress is the Award Winning Back Up and Data Protection solution for VMware.

The bundle is available through Ai Virtualisation and limited to orders that have been registered and received up to November 30th 2009. Please call Ai Virtualisation to register deals.

esXpress Essentials for vSphere includes 3 Licenses (for 3 hosts) of esXpress Professional version and the first year of Gold level of support. The bundle is priced very attractively priced at $2,000 MSRP.*

Please note this offer is available for NEW customers only, and only one bundle per customer is allowed.

If you would like to take advantage of this offer, a web demo or would like to receive more information on the Award Winning esXpress, then please feel free to contact me on +447814 037 613 or

This is an extremely attractive offer for new customers as the recommended retail price is $1000 per server. So they will effectively receive a free license.

Northern UK VMUG

Well, as stated on, we Notherners are not to be outdone by the recent launch of an Irish and Scottish User Group – We have finally risen to the challenge and struck out on our own,  those that remember my attempting to start this over the previous years may well wonder why my name is not on the invite.  Well due to a Change in VMware policy regarding VMUGs,  people who are peceived as making their living from VMware are precluded form running a VMUG. Continue reading “Northern UK VMUG”

Fail your VCP4.0 and get a free re-take

Upgrade to VCP4!
VMware is allowing participating candidates who fail a VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 4 exam (exam code – VCP410) to have a free re-take. Visit for more details.  Click Here to enroll in the 2nd Shot/Upgrade Program.

To read the full blurb click here