Product Reviews


Getting to know ViPR SRM

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer: I am an EMC employee, this post was not sponsored or in any way required by my employer, it is my experience getting to know this particular product.** One of the upcoming tools I will be working with is ViPR SRM. ViPR SRM is a storage […]


Attention Symantec Customers – eLearning now free 1

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert If you are a Symantec customer and want to expand you knowledge of your products and their other available products, you can now access their eLearning library known “Symantec’s eLibrary for free by registering at as http://techcenter.symantec.com/ecampus/enterprise which was previously $1400 per user.  This is a nice step by […]


Lenovo Thinkpad W540 Review – Poor design with great specs

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I have been personally using a Lenovo Thinkpad W540 everyday for the last two months after having supported a few deployed out in the field prior to that.  After having had to use it for two months, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for the people […]


Exam Recap – EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services #EMCProven #CloudArchitect

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert **Disclaimer:  I am an EMC employee.  This post is my opinion of the test and training materials and was not paid for, asked for, required, reviewed or edited by anyone at EMC other than myself. ** Last week I passed the EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (EMCCIS), the […]


Untangle vs Vyatta for home lab use

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I wanted to specifically call out this comparison was done for my home lab, specifically to provide basic internet access for my isolated physical ESXi host which would run several nested ESXi VMs and other support VMs such as AD and vCenter.  Whether Untangle or Vyatta is right […]