The usual last blog of the year, highlighting things that have happened, travel, website and twitter stuff. I really do this to highlight to myself how things looked when I get to this point next year and we see some progression in some or all areas. If anyone else finds it interesting, then great stuff. 2017 – Year in Review 2016 – Year in Review 2015 – Year in Review 2014 – Year in Review I also tend to write some sort of predictions for the year ahead in another post, but I did one at the beginning of this year. This is something IRead More →

Smart Home Automation – Round 1 I am in the process of purchasing our new family home. One thing I didn’t get to look into in our last home was the home automation, to be honest I thought it was interesting but it wasn’t really going to make my life easier or faster. It was a lot about coloured light bulbs and asking Alexa to do certain things and then getting bored with it all and moving back to the “traditional” way of doing things. I started looking into more and more smart things and how I could use these devices to potentially make myRead More →

2018 and a rough idea At the back end of the year, our team moved from Global Marketing to Product Strategy, although one of our responsibilities will still be creating technical content. We will have more involvement from a strategic point of view and enablement. Travel With the above in mind, this might reduce the amount of travel for me in 2018 well at least out of region. But within reason there are a lot of events that take place in the US and they are bigger than the European events so they are great for education purposes as well as reaching the larger audiences.Read More →

A year in review A lot of people have stated that 2017 was a rubbish year, I don’t have that same feeling. My year was a very exciting one. My first year in a Technical Marketing role and I was learning the ropes, pushing myself out of some comfort zones but enjoying pretty much every minute. Here is a look back at what I said for the 2016 version – https://vzilla.co.uk/vzilla-blog/the-year-of-the-vzilla-2016 This type of post for me has come a little bit of a tradition, a summary of my year from vZilla.co.uk stats to my biggest achievements with some community and travel summary as well.Read More →

Top 50 vBlog for vZilla.co.uk Up 76 places from 2016 Every year Eric Siebert @ericsiebert) puts a massive amount of effort into collating the ever-growing number of technical blogs we have out there within our community. Top marks to Eric and he seems to enjoy making the scoring system more complexed to keep his work effort high. Last night the infamous live unravelling of the Top 25 vBlogs in the community were revealed and I think years gone by that I have been able to watch were done so with a running commentary on Twitter, last night it was all happening in the Veeam VanguardRead More →

The fact that i am writing this means i have completed the 90 day challenge, at the start of 2015 i decided to kick the year off with a challenge for January, this also included the infamous Dry January where no booze is drank… that was the easy bit, i also challenged myself to complete at least 1 mile of running every day for the full 31 days. I completed this and i have a post regarding this challenge here – https://vzilla.co.uk/1/post/2015/01/january-2015-challenge-completed.html At the end of that first month i decided that i would carry this on and challenge myself for February as well asRead More →

My challenge set for February was to complete 50 miles over the course of the 28 days. At the beginning of the month after completing the whole of January which totalled 43.86 Miles I thought I had set a milestone just that little too far to reach. I was very proud of myself for maintaining the routine for the first 31 days of 2015 that was my biggest challenge and not really the 1 mile a day at least target. As I have said in previous posts relating to these personal challenges I am quite an active person and have played a very good standardRead More →