I’ve decided that it’s time to say “see you later” to virtualizedgeek.com. I’ll get right to it. I’m no longer a virtualization geek, and the brand no longer fits my career trajectory. I haven’t touched a production system since November
Explaining how a complex technology impacts the business is one of the most difficult aspects of a Technology Architect’s job. I was chatting with an auto mechanic buddy of mine yesterday, and I explained what I did for a living.
I never understood why VMware requires you take a course to get certified for a technology as common as VMware vSphere. There might have been a time where it was needed. I imagine back when no one heard of x86
Former Netflix Architect Adrian Cockcraft and Speaking In Tech host Greg Knierieman had an interesting exchange on Twitter. Adrian compared Netflix’ $100M investment in House of Cards to Zynga’s $100 outlay in a data center. .@adrianco If you are going
I don’t attend many sessions at conferences like VMWorld. Mainly because it’s some lightweight messaging that I’ve heard at other conferences. Lisa Caywood (Brocade) had an interesting post on the cancer that’s vendor sponsorship at conferences. She asked for an
It can be tempting to make improvements to the design and service model of you data center during a migration. It’s a fine line between data center migrations and data center transformations. Both carry different business goals and risk profiles.
John Chambers has to be one of the most (and only) aggressive CEO’s I’ve ever indirectly poked. A few years ago I worked on a trade study for a large customer. It was for a video conferencing system. The project
EMC is giving away ScaleIO for free. ScaleIO is EMC’s Server SAN product. It’s a rapidly growing category. Wikibon’s Stu Miniman just led a session at Interop (slides here) talking about the impact of Server SANs growth on traditional storage
Server SAN vendor Springpath is leveraging Docker Containers to provide storage services as part of its architecture. The implementation shows microservices the potential in the traditional data center. Springpath takes a completely abstracted approach to their storage service. Individual Virtual
I’ve been blogging on vitualizedgeek.com for five years and have debated taking ads for five years. My thoughts continue to evolve. At Interop 2015, held in Los Vegas, I ran into fellow Chicagoan and Blogger Chris Wahl. Chris has been