Category Archives: Storage & Virtualization

3E’s of Storage Part Deux

Quick Stealth Edit: I should preface a lot of this with much of this discussion is focused on storage in Virtualized Environments, but the overall gist of the 3E’s should apply to physical as well. So in part one, I … Continue reading

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The 3E’s of Storage: Efficient, Effective, and Easy

I was just doing some basic research on creating a PowerShell script that would determine data change rates for a VM or a group of VM’s and came across this post by @Cocquyt on the Netapp forums which got my brain … Continue reading

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Challenge your biases, change your preconceived notions.

In 2011 I was at VMworld and spent a lot of time at the solutions exchange visiting all the storage vendors. At the time I was the primary storage and virtualization administrator at my company and this was my first … Continue reading

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My Biggest Competitor: The Status Quo

For the record, I’ve never heard of the British band “The Status Quo“. Apparently they are a pretty big deal in the UK, but unlike say the British Invasion bands (The Who, Beatles, The Rolling Stones, or even later Pink … Continue reading

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VCP5 Study Guides, Books of Note, and VMUG’s

  The title is obviously self explanatory. Now that I am back working in the VMware space 24/7 its time to buckle down and knock my VCP5 out. Yes I am lame and missed the free test opportunity for VCP4 holders. Which … Continue reading

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Globally Federated & Hyperconverged

So I have hinted at some changes that were to be taking place in my near term future. For the last year I have been working as a Sales Engineer with Emulex, covering the South Western Territory and focusing primarily on IO … Continue reading

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VMworld 2012: Smithers unleash the hounds

So VMworld 2012 is right around the corner. Unlike last year when I went and had no idea who/what/where/why/how this year I have a pretty good understanding of what I want to do, who I want to meetup with, yadda … Continue reading

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Shameless Plug: vExpert Edition

Blogging has been light as work and family has taken precedence. That said, I would be remiss in not plugging my vExpert Spotlight over at VMTN Blog. Other crazyness, I’ll be on the vExpet #v0dgeball team with several other vExperts. … Continue reading

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RUN! Podcast #4, have a listen

So I was invited to be a participant on the RUN! podcast a while back and it was just released today. I have been listening to a number of podcasts in the tech space for some time and find them … Continue reading

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So I submitted a session for VMworld

A first for me: Session Title: Simulating Storage IO workloads within virtual environments Session Type: Breakout Session Session Abstract: With Tier 1 applications becoming commonplace within virtual environments, the need to simulate the IO profiles of those workloads prior to deployment has … Continue reading

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