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Eric Shanks
Works at Ahead
Attended Illinois College
Lives in Chicago
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    I was fortunate enough to get to spend an hour with Dmitriy Sandler from Nimble Storage to see what all the fuss was about with their product and more specifically their Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) File System. Hardware Overview Let’s cover some of the basics before we dive into CASL.  The storage array … Continue reading »
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Next year pumpkin carving idea.
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Solid State drives are much faster than their spinning disk predecessors, but can also have performance degradation due to how they interact with Operating Systems. Flash consists of blocks of data and those blocks are full of smaller items called pages.  A typical SSD might have block sizes of 512KB and 4KB pages. There are … Continue reading »
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Chicago VMUG Conference info.  BE THERE!!!!
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Microsoft's Resilient File System (ReFS) 
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Disk latency consists of several factors including Seek Time, Rotational Latency and Transfer Time.
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Using PowerCLI with PrimalForms Community Edition to build your own VMware Console.
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VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.5 Guide:
http://theithollow.com/2013/11/2671/
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System Engineer with experience in Netapp, VMware, Microsoft and Cisco technologies.
Education
  • Illinois College
    Management Information Systems, 1999 - 2003
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Technical Professional
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VMware, Cisco, Netapp, Microsoft
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  • Ahead
    Sr. Datacenter Engineer, present
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AHEAD Architect Builds Open Source vRealize Orchestrator Plugin for Veeam
blog.thinkahead.com

AHEAD engineer builds open source VMware vRealize Orchestrator pluging for Veeam and publishes it on flowgrab.com.

Genius Scan+ - PDF Scanner
market.android.com

Genius Scan+ is a scanner in your pocket. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF with multipl

Coin
onlycoin.com

Coin is a new device that can hold and be used like the cards you already carry.

Label Resource Pools with Per VM Shares Value
wahlnetwork.com

If you’ll recall in my post “Understanding Resource Pools in VMware vSphere”, I cover the ideal of creating per VM share values to come up w