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About Tom

Just a guy, mostly a father and husband, pretending to be a technologist, constantly underestimating how much there is to learn.... content is mine

Presenting at VMworld!

I am thrilled to have been able to present at VMworld  this year!  Nothing like a last-minute request to goad you into action…  I received a call about 10 days before the event to cover for another speaker that couldn’t … Continue reading

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Cloud Native Applications at VMworld 2015!

Cloud-Native Applications is an exciting new effort at VMware that involves everyone at VMware.  Every business unit is, or will be involved in building and extending products that can support micro services and container-based applications. Cloud-Native Applications will have a … Continue reading

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DevOps, Cloud, and the SDDC…

If you live or work in technology, as I do, then you already know that change in IT is constant.  We all are faced with the reality that the technology you are using will eventually be usurped by something better/faster/smaller/better, … Continue reading

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Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 2

In a previous post, I walked through the challenges facing one of my customers during a recent outage, during which they needed to understand the mapping of virtual machines to datastores to LUNs. Due to time constraints, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Mapping Virtual Machines to Datastores to Storage, Part 1

summary of the problem This past week, I had the (unfortunate) opportunity to help provide some on-site support to a customer suffering through an outage (as a matter of fact, I am again this week).  The customer in question lost … Continue reading

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Graphy Goodness…

In my previous post, I tried to discuss how the traditional RDBMS, while being very good at storing and tracking certain types of data and transactions, fails to provide value for others, and how graph databases are coming to the … Continue reading

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Home Lab v. 4.0

Another lab post! … I love it! Having assumed the role of a manager this past summer (July, 2013), I find my opportunity to really dig into ANYTHING and satisfy my technical cravings are severely limited.  There is a lot … Continue reading

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