VMware acronyms, terms

VMware terms and acronym index: vSphere based • ESXi Elastic Sky X Integrated • DPM Distributed Power Management • DRS Distributed Resources Scheduler • FT Fault Tolerance • HA High Availability • HCL Hardware Compatibility List • SM Service Manager • SMP Symmetrical Multi Processing • VM Virtual Machine • VUM vCenter Update Manager Storage…

Solid Year – SolidFire Year 1 recap

A year ago last week (7/15) I joined SolidFire after 2 decades in the channel thanks to Dave Cahill. The journey started with Dave and I chatting about candidates for a new Tech Solutions team he would be building at SolidFire.  CRN ran an article here and listed me in top 100 people to know here.…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,600 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 43 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

VMworld 2014 Scaled-Out Recap

VMworld 2014 Recap The Themes VMware is trying to transcend the hypervisor with a Software Defined Data Center – Not news but repackaging and renaming it a modernization of the marketing approach sometimes needed to move forward (See announcements on vRealize). New products/services were announced but not as prominently as previous VMworlds. VMware is transcending…