Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Who Will Be At Top Of Storage World Next Decade?Data Storage regardless of if hardware, legacy, new, emerging, cloud service or various software defined storage (SDS) approaches are all fundamental resource components of data infrastructures along with compute server, I/O networking as well as management tools, techniques, processes and procedures. Fundamental ...

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Resources Are You Ready?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Updated 6/29/17

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Dell EMC World 2017 Day One news announcement summary This is the first day of the first combined Dell EMC World 2017 being held in Las Vegas Nevada. Last year’s event in Las Vegas was the end of the EMC World, while this being the first of the combined Dell ...

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) Overview Preview Review Perhaps you are aware or use Microsoft Azure, how about Azure Stack? This is part one of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack providing an overview, preview and review. Read part two here that looks at my experiences installing Microsoft ...

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview Review Part II

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Azure Stack TP3 Overview Preview (Part II) Install Review This is part two of a two-part series looking at Microsoft Azure Stack with a focus on my experiences installing Microsoft Azure Stack Technical Preview 3 (TP3) including into a nested VMware vSphere ESXi environment. Read part one here that provides a ...

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN 6.6 hyper-converged (HCI) software defined data infrastructure In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the first of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, part III (reducing ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN v6.6 Part II (just the speeds feeds features please) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the second of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, part III (reducing cost and complexity) located ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (reducing costs complexity)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part III (Reducing costs complexity) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the third of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located here, ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part IV (HCI scaling ROBO and data centers today) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fourth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds ...

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part V (vSAN evolution and summary)

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

VMware vSAN V6.6 Part V (vSAN evolution and summary) In case you missed it, VMware announced vSAN v6.6 hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) software defined data infrastructure solution. This is the fifth of a five-part series about VMware vSAN V6.6. View Part I here, Part II (just the speeds feeds please) is located ...

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014, Lambda and other AWS updates

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Part II: Revisiting re:Invent 2014 and other AWS updates This is part two of a two-part series about Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2014 and other recent cloud updates, read part one here.AWS re:Invent announcements Announcements and enhancements made by AWS during re:Invent include:Key Management Service (KMS) Amazon ...

Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Blog post: Data Protection Diaries – My data protection needs and wants Update 1/10/18 Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part ...

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage by Microsoft/Storsimple Marc Farley

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Book review: Rethinking Enterprise Storage - A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley The O'Reilly @oreillymedia media folks (oops, excuse me, Microsoft Press) sent me out (that's a disclosure btw) an real soft cover print copy of Rethinking Enterprise Storage - A Hybrid Cloud Model by Marc Farley aka ...

Cloud conversations: Public, Private, Hybrid and Community Clouds? (Part II)

Friday, February 1st, 2013

This is the second of a two part series, read part I here. Common community cloud conversation questions include among others:Who defines the standards for community clouds? The members or participants, or whoever they hire or get to volunteer to do it. Who pays for the community cloud? The ...