Once again, it’s time to break down the vExpert group and take a look at how this collection of people is organized.  I was surprised at how well received this blog post was last year, and to have people asking when I would put it together this year!  Some notes, before we get started:

All [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Man, where to start with this one.  Let’s do a personal level-set first.  I freely admit, I’ve never been a software guy.  I can script, I can hack, I can handle web design with simplistic data-driven back-ends.  I can write SQL queries like a champ.  I’ve been working in and around VMware for half a [...]

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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 [...]

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Why I Love My Job

On February 22, 2013 By

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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As an unabashed lover of list-making, New Year’s resolutions are something that I love making and yet often lack the discipline to follow through on.  This year, I’m working on defining tasks at the point where technology intersects with the people in my life, finding ways to interact in ways that are more secure, safer [...]

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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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Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about communities, and the different kinds of communities that are needed in a corporate environment today.  Working through this in my head helped me put some recent discussions and announcements in context, so I’m hoping by sharing we can start a discussion on how to [...]

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I’ve shared this with a couple people, but after having Matt Brender comment on it again at dinner after the EMC Forum in Boston last week I thought I’d share with everyone…

For those of you who don’t know, I played baseball for most of my life.  After moving to Charlotte post-college [...]

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Quick note: I wrote this weeks ago, apparently finished the whole thing and then never uploaded it to the server or published it.  I’m an idiot.  It’s not a bad post, so I’m going to pretend that the intervening weeks don’t matter and throw it up anyway. Sorry.

Hurricane, then Superstorm, Sandy certainly affected all [...]

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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 [...]

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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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