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Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

 

This year marks the first year I’ve submitted a presentation abstract to vmworld.  I actually submitted 3   Go big, or go home right !!  I made it through the first pass, and now it’s on to the open vote.  I thought I would pull together the three topics I’ve submitted with a brief abstract […]


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Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

 

This month marks my 6 months at EMC, and more specifically as a vSpecialist and what better way to celebrate then to get an opportunity to work at the #vLabs at EMC World.   First I want to thank Jeff Thomas as well as Chris Horn and his merry Tech Enablement Team for the opportunity to […]


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Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 by .

 

  I just recently added a 2TB iomega ix2 “Cloud Edition” to my VMware Home Lab and have been pretty impressed with some of its upgrades.  As I noted in my last VMware Home Lab blog post I’ve been using another ix2 NFS for my datastores and have been wanting to add iSCSI to it the […]


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Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by .

 

I just got back from San Diego this week where I was helping out in the “Hands on Lab” at the local VMware User Group meeting.  What a fantastic turnout !!  I think I heard they had over 250+ attendee’s and lots and lots of VMware focused vendors.  The lab was a great success and […]


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Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by .

 

I’ve been a vSpecialist for about 5 months now and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting my legs under me.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have a lot to learn but DAMN this is a great job !!  BUT, moving from a 200+ company to one with close to 50,000 has its unique […]


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Posted on 25. Mar, 2011 by .

 

I spent the last couple of days presenting on the EMC “Journey to the Private Cloud” for a partner of ours at their lunch N learn (it was at Maggianos…and I’m low carbing..bastards !! ).  As I was tweaking the deck between events (it’s a bad habit…I can’t seem to not mess with a deck […]


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Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by .

 

  So last week Chad Sakac (who is my bosses, bosses, bosses, bosses, boss ) sent out an e-mail to the vSpecialist team reminding everyone that EMC World is coming FAST AND FURIOUS !!!  (May 9-12 in VEGAS ) I can’t tell you how excited I am about this.  It will be my first EMC […]


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Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by .

 

Have you ever heard the expression “The only thing not being created anymore is time”?  I used to hear that often growing up.  Back then it made little sense to me but as I got older, married, started a career and then had kids it seems that the hours in the day are shrinking and […]


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Posted on 24. Dec, 2010 by .

 

So, we are a couple of days away from Christmas and the craziness that comes with it!! I know a few people that are giving themselves “iPads” for Christmas!!  That’s my kind of gift   Since my hope is many of you will be getting iPads soon, I thought I would list out some of […]


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Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by .

 

  Stop me if you’ve heard this one, “This is the year of the virtual desktop”!!  Hell, I think I’ve even said it a few times!!  It’s usually met with the same response “Seriously Trogden, if I hear that one more time, I’m going to pull my hair out!!”.  You know what usually happens after […]


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