Tag: VMware

IT magazine The Register reported that there was a major flaw with Intel, AMD, ARM and POWER chips that affect virtually every single computer ever made in the past 20 years. What a way to bring in the new year, eh? There are two flaws: One is called Spectre, and the other is Meltdown. Meltdown primarily affects Intel and ARM chips, where bad actors can get the CPU to reveal application information from the machine kernel, such as passwords. The good …

Remember years ago when the prevailing thought was that the proliferation of cloud computing would decimate professional IT jobs? As the folks at VMware point out in a recent blog post, just the opposite appears to have happened: Never before have opportunities for IT professionals been greater. IDC, for one, predicts cloud spending will reach $100 billion over the coming year. Add to that the fact that employers have been on an unstoppable IT hiring binge over the past three …

In partnership with the Motor City Chapter of the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), Online Tech will be presenting a special two-day Essential VMware BootCamp event with technical classes led by Steve Aiello, Virtualization Engineering and Systems Support Manager. This course counts for 12 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits. When: Saturday, September 21 from 9:30-4PM and Saturday, October 5 from 9:30-4PM (Lunch will be provided) Where: Online Tech’s Ann Arbor 2 Data Center RSVP: Email secretary@issa-motorcity.org by Friday, September 13; indicate if you will be an active …

Xen Hypervisor Exploit

Posted on September 20, 2012 by

On September 6th, Threatpost.com reported on an exploit regarding a vulnerability in Xen hypervisors that caused a virtual machine escape. The vulnerability stems from the way intel processors are implementing error handling on a specific instruction within the Xen hypervisor. This is allowing users to gain privileged access to the VM Dom0, which is the only VM that by default has the ability to interact with the hardware. After getting this privilege, a user could then execute code from Dom0 …

Liveblogging from Fall into IT!

Posted on September 14, 2012 by

Don’t miss our liveblogging from Online Tech’s Fall into IT seminar event, with presentations starting at 10 AM ET! Agenda: 8:30-9:00 Registration for Data Tour 9:00 Data Center Tour 9:30-10:00 Registration/Welcome & Continental Breakfast 10:00–10:45 The Impact of Compliance, Tatiana Melnik 10:45-11:00 Networking/Refreshment Break 11:00–11:45 BYOD: From Concept to Reality, Kirk Larson 11:45-12:15 Lunch 12:15–1:00 Pocket Healthcare, Predrag Klasnja 1:00 Data Center Tour 10 AM ET – The Impact of Compliance, Tatiana Melnik Tatiana touched on the regulatory framework for compliance includes federal …

Online Tech will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Virtualization Users Group event April 19. Event topics include VMware via Command line – VMware SRM Lessons – Hyper-V Briefing. Online Tech Systems Administrator Chris Schmitt will speak at the event on Hyper-V Briefing. Chris will discuss the current state of the art in Hyper-V deployments and future features of Windows Server 8. Other highlights of the event include: Topic: How-To: VMware Command Line – GUIs are for Wimps Speaker: VMware …

If you’re around the Ann Arbor or Detroit area, stop by our open house Friday, December 2, 2011 from 3-7 p.m. at our newest Ann Arbor data center to celebrate and take advantage of a great information-sharing and networking opportunity for those interested in learning about the latest developments in the IT and compliance industries. The event will include presentations from Dell, Comcast and VMware representatives, as well as PCI compliance and HIPAA compliance industry experts. Q&A sessions will follow, as …

VMWare recently stepped out with a new advancement in their infrastructure – vSphere 5.0. VMware vSphere 5.0 provides major enhancements to the entire cloud and infrastructure stack. VMware vSphere 5.0 supports “virtual machines (VMs) that are up to four times more powerful than previous versions with up to 1 terabyte of memory and 32 virtual CPUs,” according to VMware.com, meaning it tackles even the toughest application requirements. These VMs will also be able to process 1 million I/O operations per …

Attendees listened to Disaster Recovery Experts OnlineTech’s Disaster Recovery Seminar in our Michigan Data Center today was well received.  Over 80 attendees got to listen to: Rod Smith, Principal at UHY Advisors MI and the leader of the firm’s Sarbanes-Oxley practice discussed how to put together your Disaster Recovery Plan. Scott Vince, Founder of Capricorn Diversified Services and Gordon Konz, Storage Expert from Dell presented Disaster Recovery using VMware and SAN architecture. Christopher Balk from Coretek discussed managing IT infrastructure …

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