Author Archives: Gabriel

Recognizing Disruption and the Death of the Storage Admin

Fun Fact, I wrote this in November of last year. Still holds up. Figured I publish it.   I’ve spent pretty much the last few years speaking to customers about the many disruptive forces that are invading the traditional Information … Continue reading

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Podcast Idol Application

Dear readers (what few of you there may actually be after a one year blogging hiatus) Oh happy day is upon us, I have returned, just as the phoenix rises from the flames, I too have managed to do what … Continue reading

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Musings on the last year, successful exits, and the future in general

Let me preface this one with there has been a lot of stuff locked away in my noggin that I’ve simply not taken the time to sit down and spit out. Fun fact, I’ve been busy. Since joining SolidFire in … Continue reading

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Too Much Information Running Through My Brain

AKA: A long rambling post of disparate ideas that are loosely coupled together but really kind of maybe not so much. The Police were one of the very first bands I fell in love with. If I go back to … Continue reading

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In Tech We Trust – Live from VMworld 2015

For those of you who missed it live (which is probably everyone) here is the live broadcast from VMworld 2015 with the wonderful panel I managed to pull together by dragging people out of the blogger lounge in the hang … Continue reading

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2005 Called, They Want Their Storage Issues Back

Bear with me folks, as this is going to be a two-parter, and yes I ramble when I write, which is also how I speak. Like many people who work in the technology field, I’m a bit of a pack … Continue reading

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The PRAP approach to the automated data center

Back during my time as Joe Virtualization and storage administrator, many of the daily tasks I performed were done by hand. Storage LUNs were created in an ad hoc fashion, virtual machines were built from scratch or deployed from simple … Continue reading

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Great Feats of Deployment: OpenStack in 90 Minutes

A few weeks back I had the pleasure to attend Cisco Live in San Diego, this came right on the heels of the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver.  Both events were great opportunities for the team at SolidFire to interact with customers … Continue reading

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Storage industry: Stop that, start this – A history

  Shameless Plug Disclaimer:  This is a cross-post from one I wrote for the Corporate blog at SolidFire, and is one in a series that will be written around the legacy storage concepts and how their application today may not … Continue reading

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Cisco To Buy Nutanix?

This is about as likely to happen as me becoming a vegetarian. Which is not to say that it’s not an outright impossibility, but the probability is very very low. Like many people, I’ve heard the rumors of Cisco looking to … Continue reading

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