If you are a Dell|EMC customer or follow the enterprise storage market closely, you have probably at least heard of PowerStore by now. Some of our competition has even given it more of a platform by actively talking about it on social media or blogging about it on their sites which is exciting! You know […]
Author: Matt Webb
To vSphere 7.0 U1 and Beyond!
If you have logged in to twitter at all this week, you may have realized it was launch week for VMware. Props to all the folks in technical and product marketing that I use to work with, I know that this is always a crazy time and all the content I’ve seen out there looks […]
VMware Cloud Foundation Considerations
I’ve covered VMware Cloud Foundation (or VCF for short) for some time now. My previous role was covering the product from a pre-sales perspective. VMware Cloud Foundation is a very powerful platform to enable customers to get to a hybrid cloud. Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, has summarized the solution well. He says that “VMware […]
Cloning Operations in vSphere
Speed and automation is a high priority for many IT organizations. This is especially true when you think of your customers (employees or customers that consume your IT services.) Expectations have changed from months to years, to days and weeks and sometimes even seconds. If I can download an app on my phone and get […]
Understanding vSAN/VxRail Capacity Management
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 […]
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 […]