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  • What is VSphere?

    05 December 2013

    Total Training Solutions offer a range of courses in VMware, and more specifically VSphere. The recent release of VSphere 5.5 has reignited interest in the system and its capabilities. But what exactly is VSphere and how could it be beneficial for your business?

    VSphere is a virtualisation platform, allowing you to run multiple virtual machines on a single piece of hardware. These virtual machines can then run Windows, OS X, Linux, etc, regardless of the hardware manufacturer. VSphere offers these virtualisation capabilities on a grand scale, created specifically for cloud computing, making it a perfect system for larger teams. So why could this be useful for you or your business or organisation?

    In today’s society, where any successful business relies on computers and networking, most organisations will already have multiple servers running simultaneously, each on its own piece of hardware. However, the chances are that most of these machines are not being used to their full potential. Through making the most of the capabilities of each piece of hardware, Vsphere can result in lower maintenance costs for hardware, greater energy and cost efficiency, and easier expandability.

    In this difficult financial time, many organisations and businesses are trying to increase efficiency in any way possible. An investment in a course such as VSphere can actually save you money in the long run. We offer a number of courses centred around VMware and VSphere, including classes on installing, configuring and managing the system, overviews for those new to the system, and fast-track courses for both version 4.0 and 5.0.

    VSphere is the world’s leading virtualisation platform for building cloud infrastructures - if, like thousands of others, you too feel that you or your employees could benefit from training in VSphere, give Total Training Solutions a call. We can suggest which course would be perfect for you, and in only a matter of days, you too could have a certification in VSphere. Due to the popularity of the system, your skills are sure to be transferable, and may even give you an edge over competitors when job-hunting.

    Give us a call on 0800 612 1299 for more information on our VSphere 5.5 and VSphere 5.0 courses or contact us via our website. To view the full range of courses available, visit our course directory - we cover locations throughout the UK so nobody misses out on the most professional business training.

  • The benefits of virtualisation

    10 December 2013

    Those who are new to the idea of virtualisation may be confused as to why they would need it - what it contributes to the workplace, and in what way it could be advantageous for a company or organisation. There are multiple benefits to virtualisation and to a subsequent cloud computing system such as VSphere, but we believe these five are the most convincing reasons to switch to a virtualisation system…

    1) Virtualisation is eco friendly. Consolidating multiple virtual machines onto fewer physical servers means less power is needed - resulting in a smaller energy footprint. Less physical equipment is also needed, meaning less money needs to be spent, and nothing is wasted.
    2) A lot of money often goes into hardware so through reducing the amount of hardware being used, less needs to be spent. This saving also extends to electricity, maintenance and space costs.
    3) Less heat generated. All servers generate heat which can often cause multiple problems including software not functioning properly and fans breaking due to overuse. By reducing the number of servers through virtualisation, less heat is generated in the data centre, making heat-related problems much less likely.
    4) In the event of a disaster, virtualisation makes fixing it a much faster and smoother process. It also reduces the redeploy time should a physical server die. With virtualisation, you’re not reliant on having a backup server ready or having up to date data on that server - you will be up and running again in minutes.
    5) You’re not tied down to one software vendor. Have a PC but prefer OS X? Not a problem. This allows for much more flexibility and customisation.

    The main thing an organisation takes away from virtualisation is efficiency. Through using hardware to its maximum capability, less money is wasted and you know you’re not wasting any of your machines. Any system which can save a company time, money and energy is a valuable one, which is why virtualisation has been such a game-changer in IT.

    TTS offer a number of courses in VMWare, so you too can benefit from this technology. We also have a range of VSphere courses, including the new VSphere 5.5, for total cloud computing efficiency. To learn more about the courses we have available, visit our course directory. If you have any questions, give us a call on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via our website.

  • What's new with VSphere 5.5?

    19 December 2013

    VMware is the market leader when it comes to virtualisation, so it comes as no surprise that the release of vSphere 5.5 has been something of a game-changer. But what’s new to vSphere 5.5 and why could your company benefit from training in this state of the art technology? These are just a handful of the updates to 5.5:

    • Doubled Host-Level Configuration Maximums
    • Improved Power Management
    • Hot-pluggable PCIe SSD Devices
    • Graphics Acceleration for Linux Guests
    • vCenter Single Sign-On (SSO)
    • vSphere App HA
    • vSphere Flash Read Cache
    • Traffic Filtering Enhancements
    • Enhanced Host-Level Packet Capture

    Many of the enhancements and updates to the vSphere system have been put into place as a response to real customer feedback, requests and complaints. For this reason, vSphere 5.5 is arguably the most user-friendly and intuitive vSphere edition to date. And with the new year fast approaching, what better time to invest in vSphere training for your organisation?

    vSphere ensures maximum efficiency in your data centre - both in terms of cost and energy. Reducing the amount of hardware that is being wasted and underused, and in turn, reducing the amount of hardware required, lowers outgoing costs spent on maintenance and repairs. It’s also environmentally friendly, reducing your company or organisation’s energy footprint. And due to the usability of 5.5, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be getting training in the most cutting edge and efficient virtualisation product on the market.

    Whether the training is for yourself in order to get vSphere 5.5 up and running in your organisation or to introduce your colleagues and employees to the system, give Total Training Solutions a call. We have a range of courses available for most vSphere systems, including the brand new 5.5, so check out our course directory to see which one feels right for you and your business. Give us a call on 0800 612 1299 or contact us via our website if you have any questions or queries - we’d be happy to help.

  • Which vSphere 5.5 course is right for me?

    27 December 2013

    So - you have decided to invest in a vSphere 5.5 certification. But which one is right for you? The two courses we offer which specifically focus on vSphere 5.5 are the Install, Configure and Manage course and the What’s New course.

    What’s New 5.5 explores the new features and upgraded elements of the latest version of vSphere. This course is recommended to those upgrading from 4.0 or 4.1 to 5.5 as it gives a thorough overview of not only the changes made to the most recent version, but also the differences between the 4.x and 5.x versions of vSphere. The two day course aims to educate trainees in all the main functions of vSphere 5.5 and give them the skills to be able to utilise them. Ideal candidates for the qualification are system administrators, IT managers, system architects (all at a professional level) and anyone responsible for implementing or managing vSphere environments. Over a two day period, this professional qualification will give participants the skills to be able to implement all they learn about 5.5 in their work environment and improve the efficiency of an organisation.

    Install, Configure, Manage 5.5, unlike What’s New, does not require a qualified knowledge of an earlier vSphere system - just administration experience on a Microsoft or Linux operating system and an understanding of the concepts presented in the VMware Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals course. Therefore, if you’re installing vSphere for the first time using 5.5, this could be the course for you. The course is targeted at system administrators, system engineers and operators of ESXi and vCenter Server, and aims to educate trainees in the functions of vSphere 5.5. By the end of the five day course, those qualified will be able to successfully install and manage vSphere 5.5, even without prior vSphere experience.

    Whichever course you feel is right for you, Total Training Solutions have you covered. We offer only the most professional and respected qualifications, for an affordable price, so you know that you’re getting an expert education and that your hard work will be recognised. Take a look at our full range of vSphere courses or alternatively, visit our course directory for our entire catalogue. If you have any questions about vSphere courses or to discuss your options, give us a call on 0800 612 1299 or visit our contact page.

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