Wow. It seems like just yesterday that everyone was getting set to start the 2012 sales kickoff roadshow, culminating in a wonderful week of pinball and pints in London at Cisco Live EU. Now, I look around and see that we are quickly closing in on 2013 and I’m dismayed to realize how fast the […]
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Over the last few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about communities, and the different kinds of communities that are needed in a corporate environment today. Working through this in my head helped me put some recent discussions and announcements in context, so I’m hoping by sharing we can start a discussion on how to […]
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I’ve shared this with a couple people, but after having Matt Brender comment on it again at dinner after the EMC Forum in Boston last week I thought I’d share with everyone…
For those of you who don’t know, I played baseball for most of my life. After moving to Charlotte post-college I […]
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Quick note: I wrote this weeks ago, apparently finished the whole thing and then never uploaded it to the server or published it. I’m an idiot. It’s not a bad post, so I’m going to pretend that the intervening weeks don’t matter and throw it up anyway. Sorry.
Hurricane, then Superstorm, Sandy certainly affected all […]
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Last week’s announcement that Cisco has acquired Cloupia is one that I was excited about on a number of levels. First, the Cloupia team, including Raju Penmetsa, their CTO and Raju Datla, their CEO have been great to work with and I’m excited to see their hard work pay off. It couldn’t happen […]
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Chuck Hollis has a way of taking a good story and putting an interesting perspective, on it, and his latest post, a look into the long and fruitful partnership between EMC and Cisco is no different. When put into context and on a timeline, it’s informative to see how the companies have partnered for the […]
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On Wednesday afternoon I got an unexpected invite to sit with Dom Delfino from Cisco and Chad Sakac from EMC to do a video recap of VMworld!
These things are a clear doubled-edged sword for me, personally and professionally. I’m completely comfortable in front of the camera, and don’t have any issues […]
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To go along with the general theme of VMworld 2012 for VCE, today it was announced that Cloupia has formally joined the VCE Technology Alliance Partner program, and that they will offer their end-to-end converged infrastructure management and orchestration solution to offer cloud services on VCE Vblock Systems.
There are a couple […]
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In a bit of cool, cross-company promotion, folks from VCE will be posting articles to Cisco, EMC and VMware blogs, highlighting releases that are being made at VMworld. If you are interested in the entire list of events and sessions that VCE is participating in, check it out here. What I want to […]
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The big news this morning is VMware’s announcement of the upgraded vSphere 5.1 and the introduction of the new vCloud Suite licensing model. As the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure, Vblock Systems are going to naturally take the lead in support and availability for this powerful new technology and simplified licensing model.
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See what I did there? For a moment I pretended I worked for a bastion of technology news reporting and made up a completely ridiculous title just to attract page views. Of course, I don’t advertise on this site at all, so I guess the joke is on me…
Anyway, I’m not a Mac guy. […]
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UPDATE: Alex Bligh gives a great rebuttal to my comments here: http://blog.alex.org.uk/2012/08/21/in-defence-of-the-death-of-private-clouds/ Kudos to Alex and the Flexiant team for being good sports. His comments make sense, and my guess is that after a pint or three we’d meet somewhere in the midde.
DISCLAIMER: I actually feel bad having written this. It seems pointedly mean-spirited […]
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As every one of you knows by now, VMware announced its intentions to acquire Nicira for $1.26B last Monday. I’ve waited a few days to post this, just because I’ve been fascinated by the conversations that have happened in response. To recap, here are some of the conversations, and a description of the […]
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I love to point at “converged” infrastructure and call it boring. I even have a slide that I use to kick off some presentations that says it in 66-point font. But you know what isn’t boring? Data center construction and operation. In fact it’s damn hard, and we’ve seen that fact brought front and […]
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On Thursday, at the Omaha VMware User’s Group meeting, CoSentry announced they had entered into an partnership with VCE. CoSentry will be able to host your Vblock, deliver and implement a Vblock for you on your site or theirs, manage your Vblock for you and even let you consume capacity in a shared […]
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Man, Cisco definitely knows how to put on a show, that’s for sure. Way up here at the top of the first paragraph, I want to thank Cisco and the many, many, many people who were responsible for the activities of the last four days. From a great (great) venue, to good keynotes, to […]
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