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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During that time, I’ve traveled 464,681 miles to 122 cities in 15 countries. I took 161 trips, spent 605 days on the road and 450 nights in hotel rooms. I got to meet with the best customers, work with the greatest […]
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As I work through my travel schedule for the rest of the year, I’m excited and a little overwhelmed about the number of fun events that are coming up. Here’s a quick rundown of where I’ll be for the rest of the year, at least the ones that are current scheduled. If I don’t […]
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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 had never heard of “Rachel’s Challenge” before. Maybe I should have. Started by the parents of the first student killed in the Columbine shootings, it’s mission is to reach out to the students who are the victims of bullying and help create safer learning environments. The organization came to my son’s elementary […]
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Ken Hui and I started with VCE roughly at the same time in mid-to-late 2010. We were both able to participate in the EMC vSpecialist on-boarding as part of Team05, and he quickly emerged as one of the leaders of the VCE team for that week. We also had to give an […]
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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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Wow. It seems like just yesterday that everyone was getting set to start the 2012 sales kickoff roadshow, culminating in a wonderful week of pinball and pints in London at Cisco Live EU. Now, I look around and see that we are quickly closing in on 2013 and I’m dismayed to realize how fast the […]
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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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Chuck Hollis has a way of taking a good story and putting an interesting perspective, on it, and his latest post, a look into the long and fruitful partnership between EMC and Cisco is no different. When put into context and on a timeline, it’s informative to see how the companies have partnered for the […]
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On Wednesday afternoon I got an unexpected invite to sit with Dom Delfino from Cisco and Chad Sakac from EMC to do a video recap of VMworld!
These things are a clear doubled-edged sword for me, personally and professionally. I’m completely comfortable in front of the camera, and don’t have any issues […]
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