Category Archives: General

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

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

Posted in General | Comments Off on Demitasse Interview – Josh Atwell

Writing in April

April is already over, that is a bit hard to believe yet I know why it has passed so fast. It was a very busy month. I spent the first week in Houston with HPE. We ran the first vBrownBag … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Writing in April

Vendor Briefing Pivot3

I like it when businesses deliver what they say they will deliver. When I talked to Pivot3 last year they had just integrated the NexGen storage with their vStack HCI product. Their plan was to take the hybrid flash and … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Vendor Briefing Pivot3

Vendor Briefing: Cohesity

This month Cohesity had a double announcement, a fresh round of funding and a new release of their platform. The funding is round C and at US$90M more than doubles their total funding. One interesting aspect is having HP Pathfinder … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Vendor Briefing: Cohesity

March Writing

There is often a lag between me submitting articles for publication and the time they arrive on the website. There wasn’t a lot to report on February’s publications but I was very busy writing. This month a few of those came … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on March Writing

Vendor Briefing – Runecast

I have written (ranted) before about how I like management tools that are focused on helping me do my job, rather than showing me how much data they gather. I get the feeling that the team at Runecast have the … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Vendor Briefing – Runecast

Mobile Home vSphere Lab?

The most interesting prize at the Australian VMUG UserCons last week was from QNAP. They gave away a portable NAS that contains a 5 port gigabit switch and also runs VMs. The TBS-453A NASbook seems like it would be right at … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Mobile Home vSphere Lab?

Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13

The second interview that I recorded at the start of February (ages ago, so slack of me) was with Rebecca. I first met Rebecca at VMworld EMEA last year, shortly after she had achieved her VCDX. Rebecca travels a lot, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Chat with @RebeccaFitzhugh at #TFD13

February Writing

February is the height of summer in New Zealand. We have had weeks of daytime highs hitting 80F (27C), and 90% humidity overnight. My Raspberry Pi with a temperature and humidity sensor shows a consistent pattern. With no air conditioning … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on February Writing