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Duncan Epping
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Over the last couple of months I’ve spoken to many customers about Virtual SAN. What struck me during these conversations is how these customers spoke about Virtual SAN. In all cases when we start ...
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Are you attending VMworld and are you a big fan of Neon Trees and/or Alabama Shakes? The VMworld team was kindly enough to provide me with a VIP ticket with the opportunity to meet Neon Trees and A...
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Almost a year ago I joined the Office of CTO under Paul Strong. My main focus was SDDC, but I naturally gravitated towards the core platform (vSphere) and software defined storage and topics like a...
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Last week I had the pleasure to catch up with Rob Alford from United Utilities. For those who don’t know, United Utilities is the largest listed water company in the UK, based in the north west of ...
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Every year I do a top VMworld sessions post. It is getting more complicated each year as there are so many great sessions. In the past years I tried to restrict myself to 20 but it always ends up b...
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It seems Virtual SAN is on fire... I've been getting emails about VSAN configurations on a daily basis from partners, VMware field and customers. More and more customers seem to be looking at deplo...
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This week someone asked me about an advanced setting to optimize vMotion for VPLEX configurations. This person referred to the vSphere 5.5 Performance Best Practices paper and more explicitly the f...
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I'd already blogged about this on the VMware blog, but I figured I would share it here as well. The vSphere Metro Storage Cluster with vSphere 6.0 white paper has been released. I worked on this pa...
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I typically don't do these short posts which simply point to a white paper, but I really liked this paper on the topic of VMware Horizon View and All-Flash VSAN. In the paper it is demonstrated how...
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This week I had the pleasure of talking to fellow dutchy Harold Buter. Harold is the CTO for Peasoup and we had a lively discussion about Virtual SAN and why Peasoup decided to incorporate Virtual ...
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Chief Technologist @ VMware
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    Chief Technologist, 2008 - present
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Chief Technologist @ VMware. Author of virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com. Author of Essential Virtual SAN and vSphere Clustering Deepdive series. Start-up tech advisor. Dad and husband.
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Owner of virtualization blog Yellow-Bricks.com. Chief Technologist at VMware. Specializes in Software Defined Storage and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions, and has 3 patents pending on the topic of availability, storage and resource management.  Among the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX 007). 

Tech advisor for startup companies (CloudPhysics). Author of multiple books including Essential Virtual SAN and the vSphere  Clustering Technical Deepdive series. Speaker at industry events like VMworld (2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014).
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blogger @ yellow-bricks.com, author, dad and husband
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