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Eric Wright

Eric Wright
My philosophy in work is a simple one that comes from years of practical experience. There are three components in an IT organization; those are People, Process and Technology. The order of those is as important as any of the individual components. Simply put, the IT organization empowers business needs through technology. And that technology is driven through people and processes. An IT organization needs to be agile, as well as dependable. Agility comes from a strong group of people who are knowledgeable, dynamic and are able to respond effectively as a team. That same team is required to deliver consistency so that a business can be confident of their position at all times. Throughout my years of experience I have developed some personal principles: 1. The priority is customer satisfaction - We must strive at all times to meet and exceed the customer expectations. 2. Communicate effectively and often - Effective communication is the key to delivering complete solutions. 3. Automate where possible - DRY (Don't Repeat Yourself). Use automation where appropriate to reduce manual processes. 4. Empower the customer through self-service - The best way to ensure adoption is through active customer interaction and simple self-serve processes. 5. Support your team - An effective team works as a collective. Be a mentor, a peer and a student. 6. Balance - Work and Life, Effort and Result. Do your best to balance in all that you do 7. Be Proud - Deliver products and services that you would be proud to put your name on. Specialties: VMware vSphere and vCloud OpenStack Microsoft Solutions Specialist Systems Architecture Systems Integration Specialist
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Why an Application SLA must match your Infrastructure

Posted by Eric Wright on Apr 27, 2017 9:00:23 AM

There is no doubt that you've seen the use of the mathematical operator <= meaning 'less than or equal to' at the other side of the equation. The reason that this is important is that it relates to the assigning of application SLA (Service Level Agreement) metrics to your applications.

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Why you need composable infrastructure

Posted by Eric Wright on Apr 20, 2017 11:00:59 AM

We've all been there. You have some build document or a guidebook for deploying your application or VM or a server of some kind. You've seen it so many times that you're pretty sure that you've memorized it. The problem is threefold:

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The Richter Scale Challenge of Reliability in Highly Scalable Infrastructure

Posted by Eric Wright on Apr 10, 2017 10:19:04 AM

Anyone who operates highly scalable infrastructure will know that there is one maxim that they must abide by:

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Adding Containers, PaaS and Serverless to your IT Diet Plan

Posted by Eric Wright on Mar 30, 2017 8:57:52 AM

This industry is often filled with this notion that we have to replace one technology with another.  I can't stress enough how misguided this is as we think about what the role of any technology is in our organizations.  The role of technology is to solve a particular challenge or set of challenges for the business.  Business could mean selling things, buying things, education, research or anything in between.  Technology of the sake of technology will most likely fail in its adoption lifecycle.

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When Will Public Clouds Replace Private Clouds?

Posted by Eric Wright on Mar 10, 2017 8:48:34 AM

The pundits on both sides of the public cloud vs private cloud debate have been touting the strength and longevity of each side.  Is there really an option for both to survive with strength in the coming years as public cloud gains massive momentum?  This is the ultimate question as we look towards when the tipping point could be for public clouds to write the epitaph of private cloud offerings.

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Multi-cloud Design for All - How Ops Can Diversify your Application Assets

Posted by Eric Wright on Mar 2, 2017 9:48:13 AM

There are many harsh learnings that we experience during significant disruptions and performance issues.  The public cloud seems to have been the catch-all answer for solving some of these challenges, or so it would seem.  The reality of the public cloud is that it solves specific challenges in a way that has become widely embraced.  There are also still a lot of shortcomings and challenges that are in place.

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Learning the Hard Lessons of Public Cloud: Designing for when AWS goes down

Posted by Eric Wright on Mar 1, 2017 9:10:15 AM

So, your site is down because AWS S3 went away. Too soon? It's never too soon to talk about why the responsibility for designing resilient infrastructure belongs in your camp. It's like when Smokey the Bear used to say that "only you can prevent forest fires". The difference is that it's Jeff Bezos saying it this time.

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Topics: Cloud

Why are Many OpenStack Deployments Really Small or Really Big?

Posted by Eric Wright on Feb 17, 2017 9:21:43 AM

It's very interesting to see how the real-world implementations of a product or platform happen.  One of the more hotly debated IaaS environments around the size and success as an effective solution, is OpenStack.  As a huge advocate for the open cloud platform, OpenStack is something that I've spent a lot of time working on from the community side, and with my day-to-day work.

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Why Not Learning is More Difficult than Learning

Posted by Eric Wright on Feb 9, 2017 9:42:48 AM

One of the most common questions that I get is "how do you keep learning so many things? Isn't it difficult to always have to learn?" which really made me stop and think about the importance of this question.

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So You’re Preparing to Lift and Shift Your Workloads to the Cloud…

Posted by Eric Wright on Feb 1, 2017 9:05:15 AM

Some articles deserve a strong disclaimer.  This feels like one of those that deserves a particularly strong one.  So, here it goes:

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