Call to Action: VMworld 2014 Call for Papers is open

Today VMware opened the Call for Papers registration for VMworld 2014.  You can login an submit an abstract here: http://www.vmworld.com/community/conference/cfp This year there are only four main tracks, each with subtracks, as follows: End-User Computing · Horizon Desktop· Horizon Mobile · Horizon Social · Desktop-as-a-Service Hybrid Cloud · Public Cloud Software Defined Data Center ·…

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Honored to be a vexpert for the sixth time!

This week VMware announced the vExpert class of 2014.  This year 754 outstanding members of the community received the award.  I’m honored to have been selected as a vExpert for the sixth year in a row.  The vExpert community is a fantastic mix of passionate people from all walks of life within our industry –…

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Being Purpose Built

  Introduction Since I have been onboard with Tintri for a while now, and after spending time in the field with customers, I thought I would focus on one of the biggest advantages Tintri customers love.  The founders of our company wanted to solve a specific pain point.  Virtualization and traditional storage arrays do not…

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My next chapter…

    Making career choices is never an easy thing to do as there is no manual or guide book that helps you along the way.  But like with most things in life, we take the millions of different pieces of information and form a conclusion that makes sense personally.  I have been with VMware…

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VMware vSphere and DynamicOps Overview

    I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to spend some time with the DynamicOps team at one of my customer accounts recently.  DynamicOps (Cloud Automation Center aka DCAC) is a very robust tool that provides many of the attributes that we need to run “IaaS” or “Infrastructure as a Service”.  The self-service…

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VMworld 2012 and Socialcast Unite!

    Are you Ready? Hopefully you read my last Socialcast blog post so you know that I have been working on developing the Socialcast hands on labs for VMworld 2012.  I also mentioned two other efforts I was working on to raise the visibility of Socialcast at VMworld 2012.  Reaching out to the Socialcast…

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Renumbering a VEM on the Cisco 1000V

For a while, I’ve been looking for a way to pick which “slots” our VEM’s go into on the 1000V VSM.  It would make troubleshooting much easier, and it just makes more sense to the networking guys who are used to working with physical line cards and supervisors. A network escalation engineer over at VMware…

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