Selfishly, I’ve wanted to write on this topic for some time. Mostly because I’ve found myself lost in the forest of abstraction that seems all too common in IT today. I remember seeing a tweet that said something to the effect, it’s scary how many layers of abstraction there is and amazing how we have […]
Month: July 2020
Utilizing HCIBench for Testing
Benchmarking for Proof of Concepts Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) remains one of the fastest-growing segments in IT. According to IDC’s latest release, HCI grew at 17.2% year over year and is now a 2.3 billion dollar business. Compare that to the external OEM storage market from IDC with a decline of 0.1%. I’ve been in pre-sales engineering roles covering […]
Live Optics: Sizing in the Modern Age
In IT, there is certainly no shortage of tools to use. This is usually amplified in our industry because of the rich and creative community of people that love to build things. However, when it comes to sizing for infrastructure, the toolset used to be very limited. This was the case early in my career. […]
How to Run Live Optics!
Any time you are looking to add to or replace infrastructure, one of the most essential things to obtain is quality performance data. Early on in my career, obtaining this information was a challenge. It wasn’t uncommon to skip obtaining this data and make assumptions based on existing infrastructure or making decisions based on “business […]