I'm not one to toot my own horn (even though social networks seem more tolerant of this) but I had to mention two pieces of news I received this month: For 2010, I'm a VMware vExpert and a Microsoft MVP! VMware vExpert VMware gives its vExpert award to "individuals who have significantly contributed to the community of VMware users over the past year." This isn't a sign … [Read more...] about Recognition: VMware vExpert and Microsoft MVP for 2010
Next week I will be returning to Storage Decisions after missing the last few in 2009. Although I've presented at dozens of TechTarget's storage shows, this will be the first time I will be representing a vendor (Nirvanix) with a show floor booth. Although my dislike for certain aspects of trade shows (especially booth babes and chotchkies) are well documented, I'll be … [Read more...] about What’s All This About Cloud Storage? Ask Me At Storage Decisions
I'm really looking forward to joining the CloudCamp "unconference" movement, and will be heading to Columbus, Ohio, at the end of this month for my first Camp! … [Read more...] about Join Me At CloudCamp Columbus, June 30, 2009!
The final approvals are in, and I'm pleased to announce that I will have speaking sessions at both of Sys-Con's European Expos in Prague in two weeks' time! I am very excited to be visiting "Praha matka mÄ›st" for the first time, but now have to work to get my sessions ready. There is still time to register and attend the Expo, and I'd love to meet up with readers and new … [Read more...] about Preparing For Cloud and Virtualization Expo in Prague
I am pleased to be part of Cloud Slam '09, the cloud computing virtual conference! My presentation on Monday evening focuses on the emergence of cloud storage in the enterprise space: Why it's important, what it is, and how to act on it. I start by talking about the drivers, including the unexpectedly high cost of storage and the failures of tiered storage so far. I then … [Read more...] about My Cloud Slam Topic: Enterprise Storage (Predictable?)