What to learn from CodeSpaces and how it could have been avoided

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert I’d like to state up front I have no inside knowledge on CodeSpaces, these opinions were formed based on the information they posted at I don’t know any of the people at CodeSpaces, however what I do know of them drives home the point that developers […]

CapEx versus OpEx – its not a decision point, its a result of business requirements

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert At the SDDC Symposium, there was a discussion around CapEx vs OpEx (video below).  You can click the previous links to learn more about each but, in short, CapEx or Capital Expenditures are large, one time purchases, such as buying a SAN or NAS for example where as OpEx […]

Design considerations for deploying the vCenter Server Appliance #VCSA

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is a hardened appliance providing a stream lined deployment option for installing vCenter.  As of vSphere 5.5, the VCSA supports up to 100 hosts or 3000 VMs with the built in PostgreSQL database.  With an external Oracle database, you can support 1000 […]