I’m at Dell Technologies World this week in Las Vegas and I’ve had the pleasure to be briefed on the latest announcements in midrange storage, namely the introduction of the Unity XT. What’s new with Unity? The Unity XT is the latest family member in Dell Technologies midrange storage. The
Should Cisco reinvent itself? Thoughts ahead of Cisco Live Europe 2019
2019 will mark my fourth Cisco Live Europe attendance in a row. A feat for a person like me who’s much estranged to the networking world. As strange as it may seem, Cisco Live Europe seems to one of the rare predictable events at this time of the year besides
Live at VMworld Europe 2018: An Update on VMware Strategy and Vision, or VMware is Cool Again
VMware has stuck around long enough to move from being an underdog into a major established player in the data center world. When companies grow, the added complexity can lead to a form of “corporate sclerosis”, where agility and the ability to always remain on the competitive edge start to
NetApp Insight 2018 – Hello Stranger, We Meet Again
If I had to name one major storage company that I have seldom written about, it has to be NetApp. Not that their solutions wouldn’t be appealing, but we’ve just been estranged work-wise. Rather, it’s been like these kind of platonic relationships where you never meet at the right moment
Four reasons why you should attend the TECHunplugged conference series
As some of you know, I’ve joined TECHunplugged earlier in 2017 at Arjan Timmerman‘s proposition after our dear friend Enrico Signoretti (who founded TECHunplugged) accepted a position of Head of Product Strategy at OpenIO. Today, I would like to cover the value proposition of the TECHunplugged conference and why it makes
Oracle Cloud Strategy: Part 1 – Oracle Ravello Cloud Service
This article is the first part of a series of two articles covering Oracle Cloud Strategy. This article will cover the Oracle Ravello Cloud Service (ORCS). The second article will cover the broader Oracle Cloud offering and will draw my analysis and conclusions about the general Oracle Cloud Strategy.
See you at Storage Field Day 13 and Pure Accelerate!
This post is part of the blog series related to Storage Field Day 13 and the Pure Storage Accelerate conferences. Find out the entire SFD13 content, presentations, articles, presenting companies and delegates here. As the title says, I’m in for a very special week in June! I have the pleasure
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
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
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
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
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
Thoughts on VMware cloud strategy – Part 1: VMware on AWS
This article is the first of a series of two articles that will cover my opinion and analysis on VMware cloud strategy as announced at VMworld Europe 2016, it will specifically cover the VMware Cloud offering on Amazon AWS. The next article will cover VMware Cross-Cloud offering. First of all, let
Heading to HPE Discover in London!
I have been graciously invited by Calvin Zito (a.k.a. the HPEStorageGuy) to join the HPE Discover conference in London. HPE Discover will take place from 29-Nov-16 to 1-Dec-16 . Those who know me a bit better may ask “Why HPE?” and “Is there anything really exciting going on there?” I’m going to