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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

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

The Age of Autonomic Intelligence Has Arrived

Posted by Ben Nye on Dec 9, 2016 10:03:04 AM

Thanksgiving travel is seldom fun. It seems every year I come closer to the edge of missing the flight that will disappoint someone I care about. As I rushed to catch my flight the other week, however, my smartphone began tilting the field back in my favor – by making decisions for me. Rather than speeding blindly into a traffic jam, my phone guided me off the Mass Pike, over streets I hadn’t seen in ages, delivering me to my flight on time as if traffic didn’t exist. Its actions not only helped me catch my flight, but also helped clear the way for emergency crews to assist those impacted. When the radio eventually reported the accident, I realized this combination of events was yet another example of how autonomic intelligence is revolutionizing our lives.

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Topics: Industry Perspectives, Cloud

Virtual Desktop Pulse Survey 2016 Part 2 of 3

Posted by Chris Graham on Dec 6, 2016 9:28:22 AM

This week, our exploration of VDI brings us into virtual desktop architectural decisions. We will discuss the selection of virtual desktop persistence over non-persistence, as well as some of the server and client-side infrastructure adoption we are observing in the market.

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Topics: End-User Computing, Industry Perspectives

Brace Yourself, Black Friday is Coming. An IT Nightmare?

Posted by Justin Graci on Nov 22, 2016 10:23:30 AM

The all but cherished 'holiday' is quickly approaching us, whether we like it or not. Personally, I like to stay away from the store fronts and spend time with my family, but I know that not everyone in the world is like me, thus we have Black Friday Madness. brace yourself black friday is coming memeWith this madness becoming overwhelming and very much so anti-friendly (can we stop punching each other over TVs?), people are continuing to make the move to the internet where they can avoid the brick and mortar frenzy and still land the deals they wish. This marks a major shift in consumer behavior and habits. One that many e-commerce companies are pleased to see. We've seen a shift from Black Friday in-store shopping, to Black Friday online shopping, as well as a whole separate day dedicated to the internet-loving consumers, aka Cyber Monday. People are getting sick and tired of The Walking Dead scenes at the sliding glass doors and moving their efforts online.
black friday zombie mob

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

Turbonomic & the Opportunity Ahead

Posted by Bill Veghte on Nov 10, 2016 1:59:46 PM

Bill Veghte joins Turbonomic

Today, Turbonomic announced that I was joining them full time as Executive Chairman. Many of you have asked me over the last couple of months what I am up to and what I am learning. Well, I have learned a lot and this is what I am up to ...

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Topics: News, Industry Perspectives

Solving the SDDC Management Problem

Posted by Shmuel Kliger on Nov 2, 2016 8:55:18 AM

In the last four decades, initiated by the “Big Four”, IT management has been in a race to nowhere. A race to discover more, collect more and present more. More reports, more graphs, more views, more alerts. If there is an IT asset out there, there is a tool to discover it. If there is a metric that can be collected, there is a tool to monitor, graph, and alert on an exception. How many management tools do you have in your environment? Which one do you use when? How many different reports/views/alerts are you looking at each day? How much time do you spend investigating these reports? Are you in control? Do you sleep better?

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Topics: Industry Perspectives

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