With my employer having EMC as a parent company, it’s not surprising that data, and all of the ways it impacts the strategy, operations and execution of businesses of every size, is a topic that comes up often. The interesting part is seeing for myself how much data matters on a day-to-day basis in lots […]
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One of the things that I’m excited about at EMC World 2011 this year is that it feels like EMC is (finally?) coming around to really embrace the Service Providers as a business model, and more specifically as partners. There were two Monday announcements that highlighted this new trend, both of which will make a […]
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Right up front, I’ll let you know I don’t have any additional information on why AWS failed last week, nor do I have any opinion on Amazon’s communication (or lack thereof) during the outage. I’m not an AWS customer, I’m not a security analyst and I don’t really have a dog in the IaaS fight […]
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For those of you who get the reference in the title, rock on. For those of you who don't, write me off as a total nerd who reads too much. It's cool.
Yesterday was supposed to be a PTO day, but one of my co-workers pointed out a response that had been made to my […]
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With all the news about Facebook lately, it's interesting to look at what they've become. Some pundits have labeled them the bellwether for growth in the IT space. With the release of their "Open Compute Project" data center, there's talk of them ushering in a "new era" of data center design.
Don't get me wrong, […]
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In my day-to-day, I deal pretty specifically with the Service Provider group, and as such it's possible that I may not be up on what the "Next Big Thing" is on the Enterprise side, so bear with me here, I may have this completely wrong….
Mike Riley with NetApp put up a post on his […]
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I saw this link come across Twitter today courtesy of Mike Laverick (@Mike_Laverick, http://www.rtfm-ed.co.uk) and wanted to make a couple comments about it because it's a subject really gets me worked up…
This isn't academic for me, I WAS one of those SPs that counted on HP […]
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VMware Partner Exchange 2011 is less than a month away, and I'm excited to use that event as a platform to talk to Service Provider and ISV partners (and prospective partners!) about the Vblock, about the vertical and horizontal solutions we are building on top of those Vblocks and about the roadmap for VCE in […]
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Friday, October 22nd will be my last day at Peak 10. Almost exactly six years to the day I started at Peak 10 I will leave to start a new adventure.
To say that the last six years have been the best of my professional life wouldn't do justice to the experience. I have met some […]
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As you may have heard, there was a pretty big announcement out of my company yesterday:
There have been any number of blog posts with conjecture on what this means for Peak 10 and what it says for the larger Service […]
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Thanks to some friends at VMware and EMC, I was given the opportunity to discuss the cloud and converged infrastructure from a Service Provider stand point yesterday at VMworld. John was a very gracious host and hopefully the video will be posted soon!
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Sitting in the VMworld keynote, and there's a lot of stuff to think about… I'm very excited to see VMware looking seriously at the management needs of the cloud, and as a service provider I know how far there is to go. Nothing scales without a good, well designed management framework, and while vCenter has […]
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Microsoft has reached out to my company to invite us to participate in a series of interviews and surveys around System Center, specifically targeted at the Service Provder space. Here's the request we got:
We are conducting research to help shape future releases and pricing models for Systems Center. As you are aware, System […]
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As we continue to build and grow our service provider business, we have been very lucky to have a great group of vendors to work with. Some of those vendors I would consider to be partners as well, and a select few of them have become trusted advisers. Because the infrastructure/software is just the enabler […]
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Does anyone out there, especially if you are a service provider with a multi-tenant model, have any experiences with or feedback on your VMware VSPP experience? We have a proposal we are working through now, and I'd like to hear from anyone out there as to how you feel it works (or doesn't) for your […]
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For those of you who haven't seen it yet, Chuck Hollis from EMC has started a(nother) blog, this one specifically about the SP business and how it relates to EMC. I couldn't be more excited. One of the reasons I started this was because of the lack of voices, and his is a […]
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