I don’t ask the question but flat out make an argument that engineers need to attend work social events but should. I guess I’d ask the question if you don’t like your co-workers enough to have drinks with them maybe it’s time for a move?
After 3 days of intense CoffeeTalks with HP executives and engineers, here are my closing thoughts. – HP is big and maybe too big in contrast to a company such as EMC – HP Networking is formidable My thoughts on HP Storage
Day 2 of HP Discover, I had the opportunity to sit down with HP Technical Services. HP Technical Services is the technology consulting arm of HP Enterprise. These are the consultants you go and have wide-ranging conversations with about business challenges when you know the high-level technical solutions. They are the really smart guys that canContinue reading “TT 21: Selecting a technology consultant”
Day 1 of HP Discover. I mentioned how big HP is as an organization. I got a sense how complex and hard it is to present everything that is going on in HP. I sat through presentations from HP Storage, HP Software and HP Helion. I touch on the highlights from each session including theContinue reading “TT 20: HP Discover Day 1 – HP is HUGE!!!”
I’m headed to HP Discover wearing my blogger hat and wanted to share why I decided to spend another two days in Las Vegas. More importantly, why enterprise customers still take HP seriously. HP is more than just a big company, they are innovating in many areas. Show Notes HP Discover Website Invited Blogger listContinue reading “TT 19: HP Discover 2015”
I spent a few months in a very public job search last year. I ended up as a SR Architect with a end user organization. However, my search provided me some insights into the differences in the Solutions Architect role within many vendors and the different architect roles within the customer enterprise. I share myContinue reading “TT 18: Infrastructure Architect Career Path”
I’ve become blog famous for my OpenStack isn’t Ready for the Enterprise TechTalk from what now has been a couple of years. So, I find it appropriate that I respond to Randy Bias’ State of the Stack 4 talk from the recent OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. Podcast
In a little over a year, I believe we will see the term Software-Defined disappear. Hear my thoughts on what will happen to software-defined solutions by looking at Cisco’s ACI.
One of the more extended Twitter threads I’ve had is whether hyperconverged infrastructures can displace my Tier 1 storage. This extended into a conversation on all flash arrays. The bottomline is that we all have a different threshold for replacing our primary storage vendors and they vary based on many factors. I focus this talkContinue reading “TT 15: When I consider displacing my storage vendor”
It’s all about trying to help you get that shiny new technology you want implemented. Business case vs. use case. I give an example of how a technology such as VMware NSX or Cisco ACI can become a business case for PCI compliance.