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Posted on 13. Feb, 2015 by .

 

  TL:DR – go sign up and participate in the VMware Virtual User Group Meeting <-LINK Do you have an active VMUG in your city?  If not, do you wish you did?  When was the last time you were able to attend one?   Here is a FANTASTIC opportunity for you to participate in a “Virtual […]


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Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by .

 

  An interesting federation whitepaper recently hit my inbox and the subject line grabbed my attention immediately.  It was a whitepaper called “Virtualizing Hadoop in Large-Scale Infrastructure”.  It was written in conjunction with our customer Adobe Systems out of Utah and it was right in line with some of the comments I’ve been making recently […]


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Posted on 05. Jan, 2015 by .

 

  I’ve been in presales for about 15+ years and in that time I’ve been an individual contributor as well as managed and built presales engineering teams.  It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing.  Another aspect of these different roles is it gave me a tremendous opportunity to learn different kinds of technologies, applications, solutions and […]


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Posted on 02. Dec, 2014 by .

 

    “If you don’t like change….you are going to like irrelevance even less” As I’ve mentioned in prior blog posts, that’s a phrase I use in just about every meeting, presentation and blog to describe the fast-paced, ever-changing world of IT.  It can also be used to describe the incredible amount of change happening […]


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Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by .

 

    Guess what….you can now officially stop blaming storage as the most expensive part of a VDI deployment. Gunnar Berger (@gunnarwb) with Gartner sent out a provocative tweet that grabbed my attention: He followed that tweet up with a blog post that gave some detail: The Real Cost of VDI Storage .  In it […]


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Posted on 16. Apr, 2014 by .

 

  Let me remind you of my favorite motto, and probably the title of a future blog post.  “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less“ Keep that motto in mind as you work through this blog post.  If you find yourself saying “this is the way we’ve always done this”, […]


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Posted on 08. Apr, 2014 by .

 

  Last week I had an awesome opportunity to attend a VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) bootcamp put on by the VMware team.   If you aren’t familiar with vCAC, it can be described as an Enterprise wide IT Portal that helps customers deliver on the “Software Defined Datacenters” promise around IT as a Service.   The […]


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Posted on 27. Jan, 2014 by .

 

  One of the most requested conversations I’m asked to present on, other then End User Computing, is EMC’s Strategy as it relates to the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).  As you can imagine it’s a big conversation.  It seems I get the most questions and excitement when I bring up ViPR which is our […]


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Posted on 22. Jan, 2014 by .

 

  2014 is the year of EUC   Because of this EMC has recently updated their list of EUC Reference architectures with nice additions from the XtremIO team.  In an effort to help other track down where all of these EMC Reference Architectures are located, I’ve made it really simple.  At least simple for me […]


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Posted on 19. Nov, 2013 by .

 

  Epic blogger and overall rockstar Chris Wahl (Twitter: @ChrisWahl) over at Wahlnetwork.Com recently pondered out loud about VSAN and it’s impact in overall datacenter storage design. This caused a flurry of Storage and infrastructure companies to add their 2 cents worth in the comments section.  I decided I would do the same. VSAN = […]


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