Do you love storage? Are you in the Seattle area? Join us for Storagebeers tonight at Joey Bellevue! Storagebeers is an informal gathering of folks in the storage industry - end users, vendors, and people like me who just talk a lot. We'll get together and talk storage, tech, and anything else that strikes our fancy! Because the Microsoft MVP Summit is here in … [Read more...] about Storagebeers, Joey Bellevue, Tuesday, Feb 19
Archives for February 2013
Virtual desktop designs tend to overlook two key infrastructure components: Storage responsiveness and wireless network availability and performance. Yet without these two ingredients, VDI is doomed! VDI Issues? It's the Storage… I despise pat answers and rules of thumb, but one truism has emerged from my experience with virtual desktop deployments: Storage I/O … [Read more...] about Storage and WiFi are the Overlooked Keys to VDI
I'm a frequent traveler, and thus a frequently suffer from moderate jet lag. It's just so hard to adjust to a new time zone! But I recently stumbled on a simple method many claim helps your internal clock re-calibrate to travel. After trying it out on my trip to Australia last week, I'm convinced it can help! On the Nature and Cause of Jet Lag Jet Lag is pretty simple: … [Read more...] about Fasting to Mitigate Jet Lag: Surprise! It Works!
VMware is in an enviable but tricky situation: The company must work closely with hardware partners, keeping these prime sales and promotional channels happy and supportive. But VMware must also innovate around proprietary OEMs, subverting their products with integrated software before a rival steps up with an integrated alternative. This two-prong "coopetition" strategy has … [Read more...] about VMware’s Hardware Partner Strategy: Heads I Win, Tales You Lose
Connectivity overseas can be a real pain. Roaming is prohibitively expensive, so a local SIM is best. But most American mobile phones are "locked" to a carrier, and American phone companies use different network technologies and frequencies than most other countries. That's why I was excited to test my Verizon iPhone 5 abroad. Using the Verizon iPhone 5 on the Vodafone … [Read more...] about International Roaming With the Verizon iPhone 5