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Mark May
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Remote Offices shouldn't be second class citizens #TFD15 @riverbed

Next time you walk into your local Mega Lo Mart take a look around and try to think about the sheer volume of data potentially created. Shoppers have rewards cards, items have barcodes, cash registers keep track of money, and countless other things that…
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vBrownBag tackling VMworld (CTO Advisor #57) with @DemitasseNZ @ctoadvisor

Networking at tech conferences like VMworld has been a huge part of my career. Talking to people who’ve faced the same challenges I’ve faced is so much more valuable than most of the sessions. On this weeks CTO Advisor Podcast, Keith and I talk vBrownBag…
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Talking Intel Optane with James Myers (CTO Advisor #056)

In this episode of the CTO Advisor Podcast, Keith and I sit down with James Myer of Intel to talk about how Intel is looking to change the computing landscape with their next-generation storage class memory, Optane. Intel is hoping that with the soon to…
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Cloudified Snapshots done two ways with @DellEMC and @PureStorage at #SFD13

We think of the cloud as this vast pool of unlimited storage, usually at not super fast speeds, and accessed via the internet. Great use case if your compute is in the cloud, or you’re not concerned about the latency. If you want low latency access to the…
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[Blog] What the heck is tail latency anyways? #SFD12

Sometimes when you’re roasting a Thanksgiving turkey in the oven, you notice what appears to be uneven cooking on the bird. Uneven cooking can create a problem for the cook because you risk drying out one part or under cooking another. The last thing you…
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In Enterprise IT we’re all used to life cycle managed of equipment.  For a long time, one of the most painful areas for this was the storage array. Every few years it became time to rip out the old gear and bring in the new.  That process has gotten much…
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Tips to improve selling your ideas

1996 was a memorable year. It was the first year of the MLS in the United States, the Nintendo 64 was brand new, Windows NT 4.0 was released, I graduated high school, and some friends and I started a local Internet Service Provider. It was the year my…
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Tips for giving a great presentation

Last week I moderated a panel at the annual Cincinnati VMware User Group conference with some great panelists. As a moderator, I had a pretty simple job: enable the panel to educate and entertain the audience.  Ask some questions, engage the audience, and…
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Hitting a home run as a panelist

A few years ago I was at a conference when I ran into some community bloggers. They were all huddled around a whiteboard working on a storage area networking design. As they all discussed the solution, it was clear everyone was simultaneously giving…
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Thinking on Infrastructure and nerd knobs

All my life I’ve been a fan of learning new things.  I remember my mom reading to me when I was young and just craved more.  I remember the exact moment when my love of learning into a passion for technology,  specifically computers. It was the day my dad…
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