Warning – this is an old HyperFlex review from February 2017 – my latest article on Cisco HyperFlex is covered here About one year ago, Cisco announced their HyperFlex hyper-converged offering. At that time I did review the solution and provided my mixed comments to that solution. Since one year has passed, what
TECHunplugged : a new challenge
Today you may have catched an announcement on the TECHunplugged website stating that I am joining forces with Arjan Timmerman and Jane Rimmer as a co-organizator of the TECHunplugged conference series. As you know, the TECHunplugged conference was started a few years ago by my friend Enrico Signoretti and he was joined
My move from Gmail to ProtonMail: a comprehensive report on gaining back my privacy
The more I’ve been working in IT, the more I’ve seen security disasters and the more I’ve become self-conscious about privacy and security. One of the largest pieces of our digital presence are our e-mail addresses. I’ve wanted to secure my e-mails and my privacy for a long time but the hassle of going
How Tech Field Day influenced me in 2016
It’s with great pleasure that I was invited to participate to my 5th Tech Field Day event in Berlin next month, for Cisco Live Europe 2017. About one year ago, I was surprised to be invited to take part in Tech Field Day Extra at Cisco Live Europe 2016 in
Cohesity – a secondary storage leader in the making?
At VMworld Europe 2016 I had the opportunity to stop by Cohesity’s booth where I had a long technical discussion with Joe Putti (Director of Product Management) followed by a demo. I’d like to thank Joe for his time and his patience, as well as Patrick Rogers (Head of Marketing
HPE Cloudline CL5200 – A hardware platform built for storage
Most of you who are in the data center business certainly know about HPE and their famous ProLiant server brand. But do you know HPE Cloudline series? Personally I didn’t and honestly passing around a stand showing a 4U device with a stand name in the lines of « Service Providers
Don’t miss our VMUGCZ meeting in Prague on 6. 12. 2016!
We did it again! The second Czech VMUG meeting will take place in Prague on 6th December 2016. The selected venue for this event is again Hotel Barcelo in Prague 4. Instructions to reach the hotel are included in the VMUG event page (see link below). Breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks will be
Rubrik – A Refreshing Approach to Backups
I’ve been curious for a long time about Rubrik and what they do in the backup space, however I really never had a chance to look at Rubrik closer until recently. I had the opportunity to steal some time from Rubrik and get a deep-dive session at VMworld 2016 with Chris
Intel SPDK – A foundation block for new generation storage
This post is part of the blog series related to Storage Field Day 11. Find out the entire SFD11 content, presentations, articles, presenting companies and delegates here. During Storage Field Day 11, Intel presented us their Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK). What does this stands for and what are the advantages?
My expectations about Nutanix .NEXT in Vienna
I will spend most of next week in Vienna, Austria to attend the European edition of the Nutanix .NEXT conference, held by hyper-convergence leader Nutanix. The event (which is already sold out) will take place at the Hilton Vienna (Am Stadtpark), with most of the agenda spreading over two days. I am
Open-Source Hardware Designs – One step beyond commodity?
Yesterday my friend Enrico Signoretti shared an article about Microsoft open sourcing their next-gen cloud hardware design. This and another post from my friend Tom Hollingsworth on the Facebook Wedge 100 TOR switch and finally some mixed thoughts about a specific company presenting at Storage Field Day 11 had me pondering about
In EMEA? Don’t miss the VMUGIT UserCon in Milano!
If you’re, like me, based in EMEA you should know that besides VMworld in Barcelona there is one event that you should absolutely attend. My friends from the Italian VMUG Chapter are organizing their now traditional VMUG User Conference in Milano on 15th November 2016. While it is a free
Thoughts on VMware cloud strategy – Wrap Up
This is the last post in a series of three articles dedicated to VMware cloud strategy following the VMworld Europe 2016 announcements. After reviewing the VMware Cloud on AWS offering and VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture, it’s time to draw a line and have an overall look at VMware Cloud strategy. Let’s
Scality RING – Object Storage? Yes, but Software-Defined please!
This post is part of the blog series related to Storage Field Day 11. Find out the entire SFD11 content, presentations, articles, presenting companies and delegates here. I had the opportunity to attend Scality’s presentation at Storage Field Day 11, straight from their fantastic HQ looming above the Ferry Building in
Thoughts on VMware cloud strategy – Part 2: Cross-Cloud Architecture
In Part 1 of these series on VMware Cloud strategy we covered the VMware Cloud on AWS offering, this article will focus on the Cross-Cloud Architecture. For the sake of briefness I’ll use the CCA acronym later on (note: this is not an official VMware acronym). I strongly recommend you
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