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
A quick 3 min. introduction to Ravello Systems and their inception (running ESXi inside of AWS/Google Compute). This is a follow up to my earlier post on their announcement of support for ESXi.
Hyperconverged vendor Maxta recently announced a partnership with Cumulus to bring software-defined networking (SDN) to the hyperconverged space. My hope was that Maxta and Cumulus were doing something really new. The hope was something like the Infrastructure Brick approach I’ve
Intel and AMD adding virtualization support to CPU’s marked a watershed moment in the history of virtualization. AMD-V and Intel VT closed the gap in performance between physical workloads and virtualized workloads. Hardware based support virtualization support allowed not only
I recently attended Storage Field Day 7 (See disclosure) and was introduced to the concept of data virtualization. From a high-level data virtualization is the abstraction of data services from the physical data. Initially, the concept of data virtualization didn’t
I had the pleasure of reworking the patch management strategy for a Fortune 500 during my stint as a management consultant. One surprising response I’d get from application owners when questioning them about their patch strategy was around appliances. The
I got into interesting sets of exchanges over CopyData with the fine folks of Actifio and Catalogic Software. In general, I’m a fan of the concept of CopyData software. Both solutions reduce the amount of production data on storage (which
SiliconANGLE.TV had IBM’s CTO Jeffrey Frey on theCube during IBM’s InterConnect2015 conference. Host John Furrier referenced a comment by former VMware CEO Paul Moritz from 2009. Moritz stated the goal of VMware was to create a software mainframe. EMC may
A quick 3 1/2 minute review of Storage Field Day 7 (SFD7). Being my 2nd Tech Field Day event, I’m hoping to soak as much content out as possible. You can review all of my by following my SFD7 tag.
Officially my last preview before Storage Field Day 7 is Transporter. Transporter is a private cloud file sharing service. Maybe the most obvious use case for shadow IT is file sharing. Services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive