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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Talking about Community at VeeamOn 2017

  Last week was Veeam’s Availability conference, VeeamOn, in New Orleans, LA.  I was able to get some time with Nigel Hickey and Matt Crape on the showroom floor and talk about the community that surrounds IT and virtualization.  I am currently a VMUG leader for Cincinnati, OH.  Nigel is a VMUG leader for Houston, […]

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Ransomware Talk with fellow Veeam Vanguards

  While at VeeamOn 2017, I had an opportunity to talk with my fellow Veeam Vanguards.  With the hot topic of WannaCry ransomware the week before, we decided to sit down and talk about ransomware, employee education, and backup protection from encryption.  Thanks to Ian Sanderson and Dean Lewis.

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VeeamON 2017 – New Announcements from Day 1

  On Tuesday, VeeamOn was kicked off the morning general session.  If you aren’t familiar, VeeamOn is the premiere  availability conference, hosted this year in New Orleans; running for 2 days, with a third day dedicated for partner sessions. Peter McKay, co-CEO of Veeam took the stage, and started sharing some statistics with the over […]

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