Cisco UCS has taken the server market by storm, with some analysts saying it's the "Apple" of the market, taking the majority of the profits with lower market share. Although UCS hasn't evolved as quickly as some competitors, that's all set to change this week with a new Cisco launch. Join me, Tech Field Day, and Cisco for the UCS "Grand Slam" event in New York and see what's … [Read more...] about Cisco UCS “Grand Slam” Event
As most of my readers know, I also run the Tech Field Day event series, bringing independent voices in IT together with interesting companies in our space. This year, we're running a full-blown Tech Field Day event at VMworld, the largest we've ever put together. Although there's no live audience for Tech Field Day apart from the delegate panel, I invite you to watch … [Read more...] about Tech Field Day Extra at VMworld US 2014
The best thing about VMworld is the people, and one of the coolest gatherings of people traditionally happens before the event has even started! VMunderground is an annual party organized by awesome folks, including Brian Knudtson and Jim Millard for this edition. And this year there's more than a party! Opening Acts is a joint production of VMunderground and vBrownBag. It's … [Read more...] about Cloud & General Virtualization Panel at #VMUnderground Opening Acts, #VMworld 2014
Storage interconnects are about to be revolutionized, and virtualization is the driving force. Traditional SAN and NAS has been augmented with technologies like VAAI to work with the “I/O Blender” presented by the hypervisor, but this is just the first step. Next comes distributed and converged storage technologies like VSAN. But this opens the doors to new I/O technologies … [Read more...] about #VMEspresso with @SolarWinds at #VMworld: “Storage I/O is About to Get Crazy”
DataGravity just released their embargo and my little techie corner of the Internet is on fire. There's a very good reason for that, but it might not be obvious at a glance. Read on to learn why DataGravity is a Big Deal even though it might not work out. Let's start with the hardware: DataGravity just introduced a pretty ordinary storage array aimed at the fat middle of … [Read more...] about Why is DataGravity Such a Big Deal?