From the monthly archives: February 2010

I've written a lot about the process we went through in the lab, and some of the challenges we faced from a business standpoint, but I wanted to try and give a straight technical review of the UCS platform.  Regardless of your business model or focus, there's a lot to like there, and there are […]

1,572 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

If Wednesday was spent finding all of the questions, Thursday was where we started looking for the answers.  Thank goodness for the team I have here with me, because I don't know what we'd do without their patience and creativity.

The network is still complex, and there are still things that need to be ironed […]

1,368 total views, 9 views today

Continue Reading

Ouch

On February 25, 2010 By

Today was brutal, and my head hurts.

"We choose to [do these] things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we […]

1,630 total views, 9 views today

Continue Reading

My team has been invited into the Cisco labs in RTP to build out a type 1 vBlock and see what sort of value it provides for us as a multi-tenant cloud provider.  The process of the evaluation should be interesting, and I'll detail what we do here.  If you have any questions, please let […]

1,305 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

Managing My Expectiations

On February 16, 2010 By

Sometimes I get an idea in my head as to how something should look, how something should turn out or how a project should go, and while that vision can be helpful to keeping things on track I need to do a better job of managing my expectations.  The reality is that it's technology, and […]

1,418 total views, 9 views today

Continue Reading

The next two weeks are going to be exciting for us, as we join both the EMC vSpecialist team (Chad's Army) and the EMC lab team in a green-field of a type 1 vBlock, complete with Cisco Nexus 7000-series 10GE switches and a pre-release version of the EMC Ionix UIM software.

This is a critically […]

1,477 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

From both a personal and professional standpoint I'm a big fan of VMware as a company and a partner.  My company enjoys a significant partnership with Microsoft as well (which I think most hosting/service providers almost have to have these days, don't they?) but VMware has managed to stay ahead of the curve on the […]

1,907 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

PEX2010 Impressions

On February 14, 2010 By

I finally got one of my senior executives out to a VMware event, and we had a fantastic week.  I've spent the last few hours working on an Executive Briefing for my employer for Monday, so I thought I'd jump over here and give my impressions of the event.

First off, you just can't beat Vegas […]

1,555 total views, 9 views today

Continue Reading

About Me

On February 13, 2010 By

A quick introduction to me:

I’m Jeramiah Dooley, I’m 35 years old and I’m a Solutions vArchitect with Acadia/VCE. 

I’ve worked in IT for over 17 years including the service provider, telecommunications, legal, medical and sales industries. For the last six years I helped build a Managed Services practice inside an existing data center provider, […]

1,486 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day

On February 13, 2010 By

Being my wife can’t be easy (keep the jokes to a minimum, please). I am your classic workaholic, and with two young kids at home (ages 1 and 3) and a household to run, my wife easily works as much if not more than I do. Broken servers, problem customer, internal politics and long hours […]

1,327 total views, no views today

Continue Reading

Hello World!   My name is Jeramiah Dooley, and I'm frustrated. Isn't that the perfect way to start a blog? I work for a regional infrastructure-services company in the South East, and as the Director of Managed Services I'm frustrated at the lack of information and dialog around virtualization from a Service Provider standpoint.   […]

1,507 total views, 9 views today

Continue Reading