2019 Year in Review

2019 has been a wild ride that I've thoroughly enjoyed. I'm blessed to have my family, friends, the vCommunity and most importantly my faith and health on my side. The list of accomplishments and friendships created including places I've visited are simply incredible. As I reflect on 2019 and look ahead to 2020, I have... Continue Reading →

Mission: Project Pacific

Project Pacific was created to solve the problems between the developers and the IT department, each with its unique issues but without a solution. Jared Roseff, one of the co-creators for #ProjectPacific and Senior Director, Product Management for the Cloud Platform Business Unit at VMware dug deeper into a technical deep dive surrounding Project Pacific... Continue Reading →

We’re not here to talk about Storage!

Please allow me to give some context as it relates to the blog post title. Andy Banta aka Storage Janitor at NetApp (a storage company) presented at Tech Field Day but it didn't involve storage. Well, kinda, maybe, already then.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tJGk4ofc18 Andy began the session with a discussion around Enhanced Data Center Workloads. First generation... Continue Reading →

A Software First Approach

We last met with Apstra during #NFD19 and my blog about this experience can be found here. Similar to last year, Mansour Karam (CEO and Founder) kicked off the presentation with a company update which included current and new customers, awards, and its growth which now includes over 100+ employees across the globe.    According... Continue Reading →

2018 Year in Review

Like a snap of a finger, 2018 has come and gone but before we move forward we should take a moment to look back. Below you will find the professional goals I set for myself going into 2018 from my 2017 Year In Review blog post: Pass the VCP6.5-DCV exam (Complete in February) Pass the Nutanix... Continue Reading →

The #vCommunity

90% is pretty impressive. Let's start by providing the official definition of community including the keywords listed below that define the true value of the #vCommunity (2017 blog post\former blog and the list of names has probably tripled in the year since). Unified Common Group Interests Linked Joint Ownership Values When combined these words summarize... Continue Reading →

Tech Field Day at VMworld (Las Vegas)

First and foremost, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the following for allowing me to participate in Tech Field Day at VMworld: Stephen Foskett Tom Hollingsworth Rich Stroffolino Ben Gage Tech Field Day Gestalt StorageCraft NetApp Stephen and his team were kind enough to offer me an opportunity to join the Monday presentations... Continue Reading →

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