Ravello On Oracle Cloud

Earlier this year, I was invited out to Oracle to hear the Ravello and Oracle Cloud teams present their vision for the future.  As I mentioned in my blog, I was quite surprised about what they had planned, and what they had already in place! Check out the blog post here: https://tsmith.co/2017/ravello-and-the-oracle-cloud-journey/ Today’s big announcement, […]

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VMware Cloud on AWS

It seems like lately, all the buzz had been around the cloud, especially public cloud.  At VMworld 2017, there is certainly no exception to that.  In fact, in the morning keynote, AWS was onstage alongside Pat Gelsinger announcing VMware Cloud on AWS. What is VMware Cloud on AWS? Simply put, it’s running the VMware SDDC […]

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vCenter is dead! Long live vCenter!

VMworld 2017 kicks off today at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Normally there are some major announcements that are made each year during the first general session, and I”m looking forward to those. However, last week VMware dropped some news on their blog… Goodbye Windows vCenter That’s right! VMware announced that the windows based […]

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HPE Discover 2017 – Synergy & The Machine

This week I have been at HPE Discover 2017 in Las Vegas.  HPE released new details on their prototype memory-centric computing platform, The Machine.  The Machine is the world’s first computing system that allows any CPU to access any RAM, on any blade.  They do this using a Photonics network – a newly designed technology […]

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Nothing but ClearSky Ahead

This last week, I was fortunate enough to attend a Tech Field Day event, in Boston, Massachusetts. During the event, ClearSky invited us to their headquarters and took the time to present their vision and solution.  I must admit, I had not heard of ClearSky prior to the event, but doing some quick reading, my […]

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Ravello and the Oracle Cloud Journey

  I was invited out to attend the first ever Ravello Blogger Day at Oracle headquarters in San Francisco, California.  The event was arranged by the Tech Reckoning team lead by John Troyer. To be completely honest, I was apprehensive to attend an Oracle event.  While I have used Ravello for lab and testing work […]

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Time for a Change

  After 15 years of working with various IT consulting companies, or VARs (Value Added Resellers) – I’ve decided it’s time for a change.  While I’ve enjoyed the time, and the opportunity to work with lots of different technology and products, what I’ve found is as an IT generalist, you sometimes feel like you can’t […]

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