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Vendor Briefing Stratoscale

I have long believed that success in the public cloud is not just about meeting the NIST definition, it also requires developer enablement. The rampant success of AWS is not driven by EC2 compute instances; it is by delivering services … Continue reading

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Replication with Rubrik Edge

I am continuing my look at the Rubrik platform. In my previous blog post, I looked at the deployment process for the Rubrik Edge virtual appliance, as well as backups and restores from that Edge appliance. Today I want to … Continue reading

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Rubrik Edge – Hands-on with ROBO data protection

For every data center full of servers, there are dozens or even hundreds of remote or branch offices. These locations are where business actually sell their products and make money. Delivering IT to these ROBO locations is a challenge in … Continue reading

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Writing in July and August

We are back in the conference season, as I write this I have been back from VMworld USA for three days and will be leaving for VMworld EMEA in the morning. The TechTalks have taken a big step up this … Continue reading

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Writing in June

Another busy month in June, HPE Discover in Las Vegas and teaching an Online vSphere Operations course for O’Reilly.  Now I’m caught up in all the organization for the vBrownBag TechTalks at VMworld. This year we will have far more presentations … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing: Comtrade backup for Nutanix, HYCU

Sometimes it takes a while for a company to come up on the radar, then it keeps coming up. It was at Tech Field Day 11, last year when I first learned of Comtrade and their software development business. Comtrade … Continue reading

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Writing in May

I’m in the middle of some crazy travel. Dell/EMC world in Las Vegas at the start of May then home. Silicon Valley for the Ravello/Oracle blogger briefing last week, home this week. On Sunday I head back over the Pacific … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing – Datrium

Every so often a product comes along that works in a new way and we need to re-learn how to think about building an IT infrastructure. I spent some time with Datrium learning about how their solution is different from … Continue reading

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Vendor Briefing Aparna

What if I told you that you could fit sixty (60) physical servers in a 4U rack chassis? And that the chassis also included redundant switching with multiple 40GB uplinks. That is exactly what Aparna Systems are producing. The servers … Continue reading

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Demitasse Interview – Josh Atwell

I recorded two interviews at the Australian VMUG UserCon in Melbourne, back in March. It is way overdue for me to post these. The first was with Josh Atwell who has been a good friend of mine since the start of … Continue reading

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