First, let’s get the jokes out of the way: yes, it’s a technical blog post. No, I haven’t forgotten I had a blog. I know, I know.
One of the projects that I’ve been working on at SolidFire for the last few months is putting together the VMware and Cisco UCS reference architecture, and helping […]
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Right up front, I promise: no predictions! Ain’t nobody got time for that… 2013 was an interesting year for me, and looking back at it, there’s a lot to learn from it. There were highs and lows, but every situation brings with it a lesson. Here are the ones I learned, or am in the […]
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Look, I know what you are here for. You want me to use my powers of industry awareness, combine them with my proximity to VMware, EMC and Cisco and tell you exactly what the acquisition of Whiptail means, not just for VCE but for the industry as a whole, right?
Well, good luck. I counted […]
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Martin Glassborow posted a thought provoking piece on his blog a couple weeks back talking about how the intelligence native to infrastructure seems to be working it’s way up from the individual components. Specifically he references the EMC acquisition of ScaleIO, and how storage seems to be trending towards […]
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You probably didn’t notice, but VCE reached a significant milestone this week. I don’t think it got nearly as much fanfare as it should have, but the VCE Developer Portal that was announced as part of the VCE Vision Intelligent Operations launch in February, and which has been in beta for […]
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First off, I apologize for the relative scarcity of blog posts lately. I hadn’t really noticed that I had slowed down, but I was (forcefully) reminded by two people that I respect very much that I need to stop making excuses and get back to writing more.
Since the large product launch […]
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I’ve added a couple more blog links, as well as links to information about the technology included in the launch. I also included all of the YouTube videos and the Launch Kickoff Video from Joe Tucci, John Chambers and Pat Gelsinger. I covered the analysis of the Gartner market share report
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Finally. Finally. I’ve been waiting a while to put this post together.
Most of you have read about the dustup between Tesla founder Elon Musk and the NYT reporter who wrote a critical review of the car’s performance. What was interesting to me was that the conversation was immediately framed with […]
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You may have seen a few tweets last week, formally confirming that VCE has the ability to resell the Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud (IAC) solution directly.
I’ve been asked by a couple people why there wasn’t more of a formal announcement with regards to this, since there was no VCE press […]
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Last week’s announcement that Cisco has acquired Cloupia is one that I was excited about on a number of levels. First, the Cloupia team, including Raju Penmetsa, their CTO and Raju Datla, their CEO have been great to work with and I’m excited to see their hard work pay off. It couldn’t happen […]
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To go along with the general theme of VMworld 2012 for VCE, today it was announced that Cloupia has formally joined the VCE Technology Alliance Partner program, and that they will offer their end-to-end converged infrastructure management and orchestration solution to offer cloud services on VCE Vblock Systems.
There are a couple […]
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In a bit of cool, cross-company promotion, folks from VCE will be posting articles to Cisco, EMC and VMware blogs, highlighting releases that are being made at VMworld. If you are interested in the entire list of events and sessions that VCE is participating in, check it out here. What I want to […]
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The big news this morning is VMware’s announcement of the upgraded vSphere 5.1 and the introduction of the new vCloud Suite licensing model. As the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure, Vblock Systems are going to naturally take the lead in support and availability for this powerful new technology and simplified licensing model.
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As every one of you knows by now, VMware announced its intentions to acquire Nicira for $1.26B last Monday. I’ve waited a few days to post this, just because I’ve been fascinated by the conversations that have happened in response. To recap, here are some of the conversations, and a description of the […]
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I love to point at “converged” infrastructure and call it boring. I even have a slide that I use to kick off some presentations that says it in 66-point font. But you know what isn’t boring? Data center construction and operation. In fact it’s damn hard, and we’ve seen that fact brought front and […]
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On Thursday, at the Omaha VMware User’s Group meeting, CoSentry announced they had entered into an partnership with VCE. CoSentry will be able to host your Vblock, deliver and implement a Vblock for you on your site or theirs, manage your Vblock for you and even let you consume capacity in a shared […]
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