Reflecting On Life…

Processed with VSCOcam with b3 presetThis is not a technology posting, so please forgive me while I reflect on life, and what we make important. I am reminded of how we need to do this as I am, at age 46, watching people I know and love in the flight for their life with cancer or other serious illnesses. All of a sudden as the gray hair starts to show up and my beard requires a little “touch up” I find myself looking in the mirror. Continue reading “Reflecting On Life…”

Amazon S3 Breaks the Internet

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The headline says all that needs to be said…the Amazon S3 outage broke the Internet yesterday. The headlines were all over the place, but none of the stories were good. One of them was particularly harsh pointing at how the outage showed how poor the DR strategy is for many companies who went down as a result of the outage. I could not agree more. Might I suggest that if you were impacted by the Amazon outage you should consider Nutanix, and build your own Cloud internally.  Continue reading “Amazon S3 Breaks the Internet”

Delta Airlines + Technology = WIN!

This deltamorning I sit at my laptop in the Delta Sky Club in the A Terminal at the Atlanta airport. I had planned to be just waking up in my med at home today after a long day trip to Raleigh. However, the flight delay gods were to have something else planned, and, well…here I am. Continue reading “Delta Airlines + Technology = WIN!”

Now THAT is Easy

Teasyhis article is dedicated to the art of making things simple, and the good folks in Seattle at Amazon.com. They have really tapped into desire of people to be as lazy as possible over the past two weeks has taken “easy” to a new level. I am talking about how easy they have made shopping, delivery and return on things bought on Amazon.com. Now please don’t mistake Amazon.com with Amazon Web Services (Amazon’s Cloud known as AWS) because while Amazon.com is stupid simple, AWS is anything but. Continue reading “Now THAT is Easy”

The Power of Social Media

InternetThere are some posts that I write after taking notes, researching, interviewing and basically, spending hours so you have good content to read. This one is different. This one is my personal experience with the horror that is Verizon Frontier FiOS, my Twitter rant, BrightHouse Charter Networks reading the rant and coming to the rescue. This is my experience in moving from Frontier to Charter, complete via Twitter and with NOTHING lacking in the process. Continue reading “The Power of Social Media”

Thirty Minutes with Jason Burns, Nutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer

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The latest installment in the “Thirty Minutes” series leads us down one of the most important areas of IT that has for the longest time been compartmentalized. That is the area of Unified Communications. Admittedly not my strong point, it was a real pleasure to sit down with Jason BurnsNutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer for Unified Communications and learn more about the technical ins and outs of UC, but also how Nutanix is able to be an integral part of a UC solution. Continue reading “Thirty Minutes with Jason Burns, Nutanix Sr. Solutions & Performance Engineer”

The long awaited Nutanix IPO…

Starting the RaceTo many, December means the holiday season, snow, presents and excited kids who can’t wait to rip stuff open that you spent hours lovingly wrapping. To many though, December 2015 will be the year that Nutanix put up our Christmas tree in the form of an S1, announcing our intention to go public. The unwrapping of the presents will happen the day Dheeraj Pandey and team right the bell. But this does not signify the end of a race, but rather the beginning of a new one.  Continue reading “The long awaited Nutanix IPO…”