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Things are a shifting and people are consuming content in many different ways. I personally consume way more podcasts than I do blogs so, virtualizedgeek is shifting along with all things. http://www.virtualizedgeek.com/2015/06/tt-25-the-end-of-blogging/
Interesting edition of The Reckoning newsletter last night. One of the topics was alternative forms of blogging and the rise of podcasting. Obviously, I've already adopted podcasting. I've settled ...
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I've watched the excitement over HP and 3Par from afar for the past few years. #HPDiscover  was my first opportunity to get briefed on 3Par. From what I've seen I like the platform and now understand the excitement. http://www.virtualizedgeek.com/2015/06/my-musings-on-hp-storage/
  I struggle to find storage related stuff to write. I find virtualization and networking topics much easier because of my network administrator roots. However, most of the real innovatio...
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In TechTalk 15 I talk about my criteria for displacing a Tier 1 vendor with a new vendor. http://t.co/21W7woxHxD
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While I' a fan of the technology and the project from a high-level, I'm not sold on OpenStack in the enterprise on whole. http://www.virtualizedgeek.com/2015/05/techtalk-10-openstack-its-not-you-its-me/
One of the insights I have from switching roles back to a enterprise IT customer is that I look at open source in a different light. In this TechTalk I discuss my challenges with OpenStack as a pot...
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I've had two different reactions to Nutanix' CEO call Nutanix just an app that rides atop of VMware vSphere. Initially it made sense. Then after thinking about how Nutanix is used, it became clear to me it isn't an app at all. http://www.virtualizedgeek.com/2015/06/tt-24-nutanix-isnt-an-application/
Nutanix CEO's response to VMware's vSphere support concerns is interesting. One of the more interesting battles in enterprise tech has been the back and forth between Nutanix and VMware. Most recen...
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In Tach Talk 22 I empty my thoughts from #HPDiscover  A topic I didn't cover in the tech Talk were HP Labs The Machine. Memory as the central component for compute clusters is a refactoring of computing. Listen to my thoughts on the rest of Discover. http://www.virtualizedgeek.com/2015/06/tt-22-so-long-hp-discover-closing-thoughts/
After 3 days of intense CoffeeTalks with HP executives and engineers, here are my closing thoughts. - HP is big and maybe too big in contrast to a company such as EMC - HP Networking is formidable ...
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Great time at #HPDiscover . Learned a lot about HP as an organization and got to network with my former PwC colleagues. Also, I met some interesting small vendors in the software defined space. Looking forward to creating great content.
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IT isn't isolated from the impact of automation. As computers get better at doing things humans can do, where will the value-add of human capability be within IT infrastructure. Episode 13 is the f...
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During EMCWorld 2015, EMC announced the open source of ViPR. The reactions have been mixed and the question has been asked if EMC or for that matter general enterprises get open source. Show Notes ...
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