VMware’s new VSAN – What Matters

Congrats to VMware for launching VSAN!  Are they a virtualization company or storage company?  Yes.  IMO to truly be software defined you should abstract to a none storage construct.  In this case the move from managing LUN’s and brute force storage admin now moves to Policy Based Storage.  Yep, a policy runs storage.  Extending from…

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,800 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

2014 Predictions? Instead “2014 Focus!”

I decided to write this blog somewhat inspired by John Troyer’s blog + tweet about 2014 predictions here.  I love Duncan Epping’s response here.  That said I thought I’d provide what are my focus areas for 2014 as something potentially more useful than a prediction (and I’ll through in a couple predictions just for fun)……

VMWorld 2013 – Nutanix update

No one needs to intro these guys.  They have taken over the “truely” converged space.  Nutanix was a highlight last year with Jason Langone @langonej.  Jason kills it!  Brad also kills it and Nutanix had an unbelievable table to highlight their solution and functionality.  Check it out.

VMWorld 2013 – Lakeside Software

Lakeside Software has been an innovator and pioneer in end user computing.  Frankly a bunch of us in the solution provider space have utilized their tools as part of our assessment processes.  Clients love their software and they had something that will blow you away at VMWorld 2013; a true DaaS tool!