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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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Are Containers on a VM the new VDI on iPad?

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 24, 2017 8:45:15 AM

You'll probably remember a few years ago when it was the "Year of VDI". Ok, that's kind of funny because it feels like it's been the year of VDI for the last decade.  What I'm talking about is the days in around 2011-2012 when the iPad was becoming a sensation among consumers and VMware and Citrix quickly responded to make sure they were both ready.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

Why Self-Driving Data Centers are Good for Your Career and Business

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 17, 2017 9:11:44 AM

If you walk the floor of most manufacturing environments, you'll see lots of automation in place.  Like an iceberg, you actually only see a tiny tip of the real visible activity of a self-driving environment.  The other thing that you'll see in place is people everywhere.  What does this mean in the context of what we want to talk about here?  The answer there seemingly a classic one:  robots did not replace us, and most often it created better jobs thanks to automation.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

A Guide to Giving Great Tech Community Presentations

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 13, 2017 9:03:09 AM

We have two challenges when it comes to delivering product content in community technology events.  Those are:

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

Getting Started with Terraform for DigitalOcean

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 9, 2017 8:21:36 AM

The HashiCorp products are definitely rising in popularity, and with good reason. I recently interviewed Dave McJannet, CEO of Hashcorp, and talked about the overall Hashicorp ecosystem.

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Topics: Virtualization

Fixed Cloud Elasticity - Enabling Private Cloud Performance

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 6, 2017 11:02:34 AM

The tenets of the public cloud as defined by the NIST are:

1. On-demand self-service

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Requirements over Religion in Technology Architecture

Posted by Eric Wright on Jan 3, 2017 3:49:03 PM

Beware the most common trap of technologists, which is becoming religious about a specific technology or vendor.  This is what often leads to the unfortunate failure of a project or a product and also creates the incorrect measurement metric for a technology's capability for success.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

Looking back on the 2016 IT Industry Predictions

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 29, 2016 12:02:01 PM

The fun part of predictions is that we get to revisit them at the end of the year.  They always say that hindsight is 20/20, so let's take a peek at what my predictions authors pulled together from our previous IT industry predictions from 2016.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

Microsoft Joins the Linux Foundation. Wait, what?!

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 21, 2016 5:28:15 PM

Remember when Bill Gates appeared on screen at the Apple Macworld event in Boston to a sea of stunned Apple fans, many of whom booed at the screen?  Remember when everyone was all up in arms over VMware joining the OpenStack Foundation as sponsors, triggering another sea of collective booing among many open source advocates who felt it was a token commitment?

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AWS re:Invent Event Final Recap

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 7, 2016 5:04:25 PM

The theme was strong. It's all about Transformation. The capital T is important because it is a strong word being used, and one that carries many connotations. Transformation is about people, process, and technology. I covered some keynote content in the first two posts here (Day 1 Recap) and here (Day 2 Recap), so this is the overall exit post which I wanted to use to cover a couple of things that stood out for me from the event.

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AWS re:Invent Day 2 Recap

Posted by Eric Wright on Dec 1, 2016 2:17:08 AM

Andy Jassy took to the keynote stage for the first official AWS re:Invent keynote of 2016, and it was exactly as many expected. The energy in the room was exciting, and the announcements were fairly well received across the board. When we are talking about why AWS matters to consumers, it was summed up rather nicely by the team at Fortune:

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Topics: Events

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