Category Archives: Storage

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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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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One year past, a leap forward.

So for the last year I’ve been working as a Sales Engineer with a IO manufacturer. This was my first position on the “Dark Side”, working day to day in the sales environment in support of the account management team both … Continue reading

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FUD WARS – Educational Benefits

FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) have a long history of being deployed as a weapon of choice in the vendor space. I think we have all seen our fair share of mud flinging either in good sporting gest, or in … Continue reading

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Baby 3PAR to the rescue

As someone who was very keen to get my hands on 3PAR gear before HP bought them and who had seen his last storage array vendor gobbled up by Dell, I had mixed feelings about HP being the winner in … 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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It makes you want to cry

From the everlong “what did you learn today” thread at ARS, comes this tale of woe. Remember to vet those shipping companies. Also, a single tie down for something like that will never cut it. Apparently there goes $180k of … Continue reading

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Marketing masquerading as “Tech Journalism”, Or how not to write a stealth press release

Let me preface this by saying that this may come across as snarky and malicious, but that’s not the full intent. I’m using this as a simple illustration of what bothers me about tech journalism. There is a trend I … Continue reading

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IO Analyzer 56k no way!

Install and configure VMware IO Analyzer: Quick note, in case you missed the Brown Bag last night, the Video is here. I go over the install process as well as some general QA about IO Analyzer there.   ProfessionalVMware BrownBag – … Continue reading

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