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April 17th, 2018

Finding a Work-Life Balance to Give Back

Life is better when you bring excitement to what you do and if you’re passionate about everything you do, you do those things with a positive attitude, a sense of purpose, and with a level pride. When I first got into the information technology field in the late 90s, I found that an old saying … Continued

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April 13th, 2018

Bringing My Authentic Self to Work

It’s not very common to find a workplace that allows you to be yourself – meaning that you can be transparent at work about your interests and hobbies outside of work. Bringing my authentic self to work hasn’t always been easy at past companies, but from time to time there are gems.  For myself, I … Continued

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April 11th, 2018

When It Comes Down to AWS and Azure – Which Cloud Do You Choose?

It Should Be a Straightforward Question: “What is the most cost-effective choice for my applications – AWS or Azure?” When you have to choose between AWS and Azure, you need more than a preference. You need a detailed justification for the CIO, the CFO, and the Board. Your justification needs to account for the individual profiles … Continued

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April 9th, 2018

Running for Hope in The 2018 Boston Marathon

I am very excited to announce that I will be running in my second consecutive Boston Marathon in support of Project Hope. Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. Most of the women this project serves are unable to meet their family’s basic needs, have … Continued

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April 6th, 2018

The Intelligent Data Center Is Beyond Human Scale

As the IT industry has evolved over recent years, it has seen the clear and rapid movement towards software-defined infrastructure at every layer of the stack. Software-defined, API-accessible infrastructure also opened the door for the next phase of evolution with what Gartner has categorized as “AI Ops”, a further evolution beyond traditional silo-focused, human dependent, … Continued

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April 3rd, 2018

I Recruit Software Engineers at Turbonomic: Here’s What I Look For

People ask me quite often how I evaluate talent. And yes, I do evaluate talent. Gone are the days of recruiters that double as HR generalists and conduct “phone screens” that consist solely of questions like “are you able to commute to our office location?” and “what is your salary expectation?” My job (in the … Continued

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March 20th, 2018

A Radical Alternative to Industry Standard Cloud Migration Planning (a.k.a. “Guessing”)

Would you skydive with a parachute that you knew could only open 80% of the way? Would you build a house with a plan that you knew was only 80% accurate? Organizations worldwide are performing cloud migrations on a daily basis. But there’s a poorly-kept cloud migration secret: the typical allocation- or utilization-based tools and … Continued

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March 20th, 2018

Joining Turbonomic for The Transformative Mission

Experiencing IT Pains Firsthand My name is Rick Ochs, and I want to tell the story of how and why I joined Turbonomic. I’ve spent the last 13 years of my career at Microsoft building, maintaining, and PM’ing IT infrastructure and Applications. Over four years ago, we started one of the largest cloud migrations an … Continued

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March 15th, 2018

Cloud Scalability: Scale Up vs Scale Out

IT Managers run into scalability challenges on a regular basis. It is difficult to predict growth rates of applications, storage capacity usage, and bandwidth. When a workload reaches capacity limits the question is how is performance maintained while preserving efficiency to scale? The ability to use the cloud to scale quickly and handle unexpected rapid … Continued

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March 14th, 2018

Lessons Learned from Being in The U.S Army

For six years, I had the opportunity to serve in the U.S Army with various duty stations all over the country. To most, it can be a demanding and challenging time on your family, and your own self, but to others it is a pivotal time in developing lasting skills. When people think of the … Continued