Author Archives: Gabriel

DEVOPLOIS Edition #3: Container Wars

Things are heating up something fierce in the Container space as of late. This edition will focus a bit around the big announcements of the last week.  Microsoft and VMware both are starting to invest heavily in container and microservices … Continue reading

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DevOpolis Edition #2: OpenStack Summit, Vote Early | Vote Often

This weeks Edition brings tries to grab a swath of “Vote for Me” links into one area. It’s amazing how many sessions are being submitted by the various vendors, and I think it lends credence to their push to engage … Continue reading

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The Developers Have Won

Because I have nothing better to do on a Saturday night I thought I’d jot down a few random thoughts that have been floating around in my head. So this post may be a bit disjointed or rambling in nature, forgive … Continue reading

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EMC’s Tom Sawyer Strategy for Hyper Converged

Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Tom Sawer” was a book I read when I was in Elementary School and tells the story about Tom Sawyer, and Huckleberry Finn growing up along the Mississippi river and some of the adventures the … Continue reading

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Doing “IT” The Hard Way, or Why You Should Be Hyper Converged

So to counter balance my other piece from this week on some of the challenges that the Hyper Converged Infrastructure space faces, I thought I would argue the flip side of the coin. If you are not looking to take … Continue reading

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DevOpolis Edition #1: Hello World

So with the number of VMware vExperts topping 1000, it was becoming a little unwieldy to continue to scan through a thousand blogs and curate a vExpert Weekly Flipboard magazine, alas I let it kind of wither and die on … Continue reading

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With Hyper Converged: Don’t Believe the Hype???

It’s about time for a contrarian viewpoint around Hyper Convergence, and what better place to put it forth than from one of its prime cheerleaders (me). With EMC entering the Hyper Converged marketplace with VSPEX:Blue, and the impending releases of … Continue reading

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2014: Validation of Hyper Convergence – 2015 Hyper Converged Goes Mainstream

2014: Validation of Hyper Convergence Looking back on 2014 I saw it as  the year that Hyper Convergence  has come into its own as a legitimate data center technology. It’s rare that I don’t run into a customer in my … Continue reading

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SNLDD Episode #10: Oh the Humanity

It’s been a while since we have had a chance to get the gang together for a good SNLDD episode. While there is no real specific topic for this weeks show, we will be playing a round or two of … Continue reading

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Hyper converged is just the tip, let me show you my rack

To say that the Hyper Converged appliance marketplace is “so hot” right now is more or less understatement of the year. Nutanix, Simplivity, Scale Computing, Nimboxx, Pivot3, EVO:Rail, and now Stratoscale (who just secured a 32M B round without even … Continue reading

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