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Mike Colson
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Family man, Packers Fan, Virtualization/Data Center guy. Opinions expressed are my own.
Family man, Packers Fan, Virtualization/Data Center guy. Opinions expressed are my own.

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Moving the blog
Blogger has been good but I have missed some of the capabilities to customize pieces of the site. I hope you all will follow the new blog at virtuallymike.com Thanks for the support!
Moving the blog
Moving the blog
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Virtualize all the things means storage too
Remember when we started virtualizing servers? The problem we were solving was under-utilization and hardware abstraction. I guess I could go back to the first GUI OS' and the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) but let's stay on topic for once. So we virtuali...
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Network Television mirrors IT Technology Cycles
There were 2 maybe 3 Golden ages of network television. The first was the initial couple of years that TV existed with shows like the Honeymooners and I love Lucy. The second came in the 70's - 80's with shows like the Love Boat, Knight Rider, and the A-Tea...
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Anti-FUD Campaign
Remember the movie Miracle on 34 th St? For those
of you who live under a rock the movie is about a little girl and her mother
meeting the real Santa Claus. Santa for reasons still somewhat unclear went to
work at Macy’s during his short offseason between T...
Anti-FUD Campaign
Anti-FUD Campaign
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Feed it Forward
Pretty sure I haven't written about the honor of vExpert and having received it for the last two years. There are many ways to obtain vExpert one of the key methods is community involvement, that means participating in and presenting at VMware User Groups (...
Feed it Forward
Feed it Forward
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Flash - King of the Impossible
I am a little kid at heart and mind so whenever someone says "Flash" I immediately play Queen in my head and visions of Flash Gordon pop to mind. The truth is the song isn't that far off of how Flash storage helps with datacenter I/O loads it really is doer...
Flash - King of the Impossible
Flash - King of the Impossible
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What's in a name?
Let's start off with a disclaimer: this blog is mine, opinions are my own. I work for EMC but these views and words are all mine. This isn't the corporate line being towed. Others have written about the Federation and how it works, they have touched on the ...
What's in a name?
What's in a name?
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Learning Python Part: 1
I decided it was time to learn a programming language that I could use for virtual environment management and orchestration. There are several that would have worked, PowerShell, Bash, Ruby, but I chose python. I prefer Object based programming and the vast...
Learning Python Part: 1
Learning Python Part: 1
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VMware IT Business Manager (ITBM) Financial Transparency
Chargeback\Showback is a common request from IT Admins and managers but what they can never answer is what are your real costs associated with running the individual VMs, Desktops, or Applications? What I normally hear is well we can estimate that, or we ca...
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