Posted on 14. May, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 24. Apr, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 25. Mar, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 06. Mar, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 11. Feb, 2011 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 24. Dec, 2010 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 20. Dec, 2010 by vTexan.
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 [...]
Posted on 17. Dec, 2010 by vTexan.
Some follow up PCoIP Questions. On Wednesday (12/15/2010) I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of people in Troy Michigan (my slide deck is at the bottom). This was a discussion around “Why EMC for VMware View”. We discussed all the benefits of a secure virtual desktop as well as the scalability and [...]
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