"Convergence" is a hot topic today but, like so many buzzwords, the term takes on many different meanings. But let's consider converged infrastructure for a moment - systems that seamlessly combine server and storage. A variety of offerings can be called "converged", from "stacks" of equipment curated by major vendors and resellers to integrated boxes with everything inside. … [Read more...] about Scale Computing HC3 – Converged Infrastructure For Everybody!
Archives for August 2012
At the end of August, I'm headed to San Francisco for VMworld US 2012! I say this with quite a bit of excitement because VMworld is always a highlight of my year but also because of the fun stuff I have planned this year: A special Tech Field Day Roundtable discussion, fun meetups like VMunderground, and of course lots of great technical content! Bringing Tech Field Day to … [Read more...] about VMworld US 2012, San Francisco
Twitter has some serious critical mass behind it. Honestly, it's unstoppable. So why did I just pledge actual money to support App.Net, a competing project that will most certainly fail? Because twitter is too important a communication channel to leave to Twitter, Inc. And they need to hear from us, the users, before they destroy their service. A Sad Old Story It's the … [Read more...] about Why I’m Supporting Twitter Competitor App.Net, Even Though It Will Fail
The enterprise flash storage array market, though not yet crowded, is definitely lively. After a wave of SSD's retrofitted into disk arrays joined a cadre of purpose-built devices, we're getting to the point where finally we have some compelling and competitive products. Out today is another flash start up: Skyera's passel of SandForce engineers have cooked up an enterprise … [Read more...] about Skyera’s Skyhawk Is the First Truly Integrated Flash Storage Array
While traveling to London for my Building Virtual Infrastructure seminar, I made a side trip to Bletchley Park, home of British codebreaking efforts during World War II. Greg Ferro and I really enjoyed the day out, and there is much to see at Bletchley Park, as long as you are geeks like us! Since that includes just about everyone who reads this blog, I highly recommend … [Read more...] about My Visit to Bletchley Park