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VMware – The First Two Weeks

Ever wonder what it’s like to join VMware?  I certainly did!  Now that I’m starting my third week I feel I can reflect a little bit about the on-boarding process and give some insight for everyone wondering what it would be like to join, in my humble opinion, one of the most exciting companies in…

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Doing Things a Bit Differently

Before we get to the fun stuff, let’s take a look back. 18 months ago I was able to embark on a career that I’d always admired and coveted – the Pre-Sales Engineer.  When I joined Network Storage, Inc in the middle of 2012 I couldn’t imagine a better place to work – a small, agile,…

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EMC Elect 2014 Announced

Here we are already in 2014. My personal life as well as the IT industry have gotten off to a rocking good start.  I’m extremely humbled, honored, and excited to announce that I’ve been chosen as a member of the EMC Elect program for 2014.  This is the 2nd full year for the program and…

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Collection of XtremIO Resources

Yes, XtremIO’s launch into the AFA (all flash array) landscape took an excruciatingly long time. It’s not perfect, yet.  But it is exciting nonetheless! The customers that have deployed it as part of the directed availability program prior to GA have some amazing stories. There has also been an amazing amount of FUD being slung…

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Value in the vCloud Suite 5.5

It’s been more than a month since VMworld San Francisco 2013 and we’ve had a chance to digest all the great information from that conference.  Also, vSphere & the vCloud Suite 5.5 have gone GA as of September 22nd.  I wanted to take a look at this new iteration of the suite and contrast it…

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Comparing HP OneView to Cisco UCS

**UPDATE Feb 5 2014** Adding a link to Cisco’s blog where they detail some of the issues with HP’s report in video/demo format. To see the video head here: http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/ucs-manager-vs-hp-oneview/ I’m with Colin Lynch (@UCSGuru) on this one in that I don’t typically get involved in vendor FUD or go around publicly badmouthing products. I certainly…