Sometimes, especially in the tech community I belong to, I feel like the last lone non-Apple guy. I don’t own a MacBook, I don’t own an iPhone and the iPads are for the kids to play games on. I own two Windows-based laptops, a gorgeous original Voodoo/HP Blackbird gaming machine, six Android phones (HTC Evo, […]
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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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When the vSphere 5.5 bits dropped this weekend, I pulled everything down and started to upgrade my lab, which was on vSphere 5.1U1. I did the upgrade as outlined in the 5.5 documentation, forgoing the simple install because I had an existing SSO environment that I wanted to update.
Yes, I did a full backup […]
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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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I’m in a strange mood. I’m struggling to find the motivation I need for the final stretch before VMworld, and a combination of a brutal travel schedule, way too much stuff on my plate and just a general sense of being personally unsettled has me feeling out of sorts.
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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:
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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.
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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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