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Posted on 26. Jan, 2016 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 21. Jan, 2016 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 12. Oct, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 08. Apr, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2015 by vTexan.
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 […]
Posted on 02. Dec, 2014 by vTexan.
“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 […]
Posted on 18. Apr, 2014 by vTexan.
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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- How to recreate a VMware Workstation VMX file from scratch
- Vblock: the answer to the NRE time problem
- VMware is not evil - my opinion on their new licensing model