Category Archives: Enterprise Tech

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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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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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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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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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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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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