Monthly Archives: February 2015

Free Royal TS/X NFR license for EMC Elect, MVP, vExpert, Cisco Champions, CTP

Royal ts

Get your own NFR license for Royal TS/X

I usually don’t like to make too much of a fuzz about free giveaways, but we all need RDP, telnet and SSH clients and this one is worth the extra effort. Try it! So far I like it very much.

You can apply for an activation code on .

vExpertsMVPsCisco ChampionsEMC Elect and CTPs can request a free Royal TS/X NFR license! You need to prove in some way that you are one of those community experts, so they can verify and you’ll get an email with your own key!

If you have questions, you can reach out to @royaltsapp on Twitter.

Ga je naar EMC World 2015? Schrijf je ook in voor de Dutch Delegation!

EMC World 2015

EMC World 2015

Voor diegenen die naar EMC World afreizen in mei is er door EMC NL een sociaal programma samengesteld om “de week door te komen”. Net zoals voorgaande jaren is er weer een heel programma in elkaar gezet om het een fantastisch networking evenement te maken. Praat met je landgenoten, onder het genot van een drankje of hapje over wat jou bezig houdt, maar vooral: breid je netwerk uit en kijk waar mogelijkheden liggen.

Ook nu weer organiseert Jibe! Group in opdracht van EMC Nederland een aantal events waar je gewoon bij moet zijn!

Fremont street

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Going to EMC World 2015? Take a free EMC Proven Professional exam!

EMC Proven Professional

Free exams at EMC World in May 2015

EMC Proven Professional

Are you visiting EMC World 2015 in May in Las Vegas this year?

Always wanted to take a Proven Professional exam? EMC offers a free first attempt on any exam you choose!

Also being offered this year… VCE Certified Professional and VMware certification exams!! So take your shot and get certified!

Space is limited – pre-register for your exam today! Take a look at the official registration page at the Pierson Vue website: http://pearsonvue.com/emc/emcworld/?linkId=12480718

EMC Elect 2015: who is on the list this year?

EMC Elect 2015

EMC Elect 2015

And then there were 102

A little bit later than usual, but the list has been made public. I want to stress that again this year every single person on the list was chosen because of their contribution to the community in 2014, whether that’s Twitter, a personal blog site, ECN (EMC Community Network), speaking in public or any other form of knowledge transfer of EMC products or services to the public community. Did I say public? Yes: every single person on the list has made an immense effort in trying to reach a broad audience. The most common ways to evangelize knowledge about EMC “stuff” are probably Twitter, ECN and blogging, but any other form of doing so is highly appreciated.

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Cisco Smart Zoning: is it really worth the effort? YES!

It’s been available since NX-OS 5.2(6), but is the community ready for a change? It seems the majority of SAN managers are still afraid to start using it, but why? the concept is so simple: it looks like the infamous “default zone” has made it’s way back to the storage area network, but with a twist.

Default zoning

When I was introduced to the world of Fibre Channel, over ten years ago, I remember going through the automatic steps of setting up a freshly powered-on SAN-switch and disabling the default zone, because that one makes that all initiators and targets can communicate with each other. And two initiators talking to each other is not done, because on the midrange arrays an initiator (used for data replication) can also be a target and you don’t want ports logging into each other.

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Free 100 GB Cloud storage

Your storage was increased successfully!

Well, that’s what you will get when signing in to your Onedrive account, formerly known as Skydrive.

Dropbox offers as little as 5 to 10 GB, Box offers 50 GB, but Microsoft now offers 100 GB for two years, FOR FREE!

My experience is that Dropbox is fast, box is large and Onedrive is slow, but very large. But it’s all free!

To get this 100 GB added to your Onedrive account, go to this URL: Click here.