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Posted on 23. May, 2016 by .

 

What an awesome week this has been! I just got back from OSCON which is the O’Reily Open Source Conference in Austin Tx.  This was my first time attending and it was a really good conference!  What I especially liked about it was they focused the first 2 days on hands on tutorials.  While I […]

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Posted on 12. May, 2016 by .

 

  As you may recall, I moved into a new focus in January of this year.  It’s REALLY outside of my comfort zone from a focus perspective.  The Cloud Native Apps team I belong to is really not focused on “storage” or even a particular OS/Hypervisor like I’ve done in the past.  It’s geared towards […]

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Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

 

    Last week Brian Verkley (@bverkley) and I had the extreme pleasure of presenting at the 2016 EMC World in Las Vegas.  We were part of “Code and Modern Operations” Track.  Our discussion was around 12 Factor App development as it relates to Cloud Native Apps.  We took the audience made up mostly of […]

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Posted on 11. May, 2016 by .

 

  This has taken way longer than I had hoped   I wanted to post my April 2016 Austin VMUG Conference Lunchtime keynote.  I’ve posted it to Slideshare and you can link to it from here 2016 April Austin VMUG User Conference – lunch keynote from Tommy Trogden    

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Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by .

 

    In my last blog post (New Year with a new focus)  I mentioned that I’m on a new journey – one that requires me to roll up my sleeves and  get comfortable being uncomfortable in this new world of Cloud Native Apps.  For those of you playing along at home, I thought I […]

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Posted on 21. Jan, 2016 by .

 

  Over 5 years ago I left a storage startup to move to EMC to be a vSpecialist.  Probably one of the most Pivotal (pun intended) moves I’ve ever made.  The numerous opportunities afforded to me here at EMC has been crazy.  I went from being a vSpecialist individual contributor, to a vSpecialist Manager to […]

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Posted on 15. Oct, 2015 by .

 

    If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it hundreds of times. If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less and that is no truer yesterday than it is today and tomorrow. The amount of change IT is going through is incredible. If you aren’t always trying to figure […]

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Posted on 12. Oct, 2015 by .

 

  This is my ElReg style title   You like ?!?! HAHA   <tap tap tap> is this blog still on?   What an amazing time to be in the technology sector and information infrastructure as a whole.  So many things going on, so many opportunities and so much information to consume.  It can sometimes […]

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Posted on 08. Apr, 2015 by .

 

  I had the absolute pleasure of delivering the lunch keynote at the April 7th VMware UserGroup Conference in Austin.  I always enjoy presenting and love it even more when I can be vendor neutral and talk about things that are passionate to me.  This presentation is focused on disruption, which interestingly enough is something […]

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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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