Apparently my "bias" against FCoE is showing. I asked a question, Will 16 Gb Fibre Channel Derail FCoE?, and stirred up controversy and a series of responses: Metz, Reams, Onisick and lots of Twitter talk. Although FCoE wasn't really the topic of that little post, some readers criticized my statement that FCoE isn't "really ready for prime time at this point." So let's talk … [Read more...] about Multi-Hop FCoE Is Not Ready For Prime Time (Yet)
This regular series features highlights from the week. My writing: Join the Tech Field Day 6 Delegates at VMunderground Beantown Party as a Service (BPaaS)! Dragon Dictate for Mac: Utterly Frustrating You Really Can Have a Complete Backup System Up and Running in 10 Minutes! Foskett Services Develops How-To Video Content For Druva Software Announcing “Virtual” … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, May 27, 2011
VMware shocked the world today, pre-announcing an important addition to the vStorage family of APIs found in their marquee vSphere family of products. The vStorage API for Token Ring Integration (VATRI) promises to ease the transition to converged networks featuring the emerging Fibre Channel over Token Ring (FCoTR) storage protocol. According to a recent report by The D’Plata … [Read more...] about vSphere 5 To Include vStorage API for Token Ring Integration
I spent this week at the 2011 Microsoft MVP Summit in Redmond, WA. It was an excellent trip, full of great information that I can't talk about: Microsoft is the only company I have an NDA with! But I can say that no one should count that company out. Although Apple, Google, and Facebook (?!) get all the attention, Microsoft is making some good moves. The Kinnect and Windows … [Read more...] about Back From the Pile: Interesting Links, March 4, 2011
I write a lot. Recently, two of my prolific author friends (Greg and Curtis) decided to try voice dictation to help accelerate their writing process. I've been trying it, too, using the Microsoft Speech Recognition engine bundled with Windows 7 to write my Network Computing columns. But Microsoft's engine isn't that great, and I'm a full-time Mac user. I've been wanting to … [Read more...] about Get Dragon Dictate 2 for Mac, Just $129 Today Only!