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December 6th, 2018

The Triad: Key to Moving from Maintaining to Innovating

Today’s CIO needs to be a change agent. Leading companies count on CIO’s to shift the value of IT from “keeping the lights on” to innovating. They are measured on impacting the differentiation of their company and its position in the marketplace. This is made all the more challenging by the fact that IT trends … Continued

August 23rd, 2018

Turbonomic to Showcase SMART Workload Automation for Hybrid Cloud at VMworld 2018

Fully Automated, AI-Powered Platform Is Uniquely Designed to Optimize Modern IT   Turbonomic, the leader in workload automation for hybrid cloud, will demonstrate its workload automation software at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas, August 26-30, 2018. Experts will be on hand to show how VMware vSphere users can drive digital transformation by automatically making all … Continued

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January 9th, 2017

Getting Started with Terraform for DigitalOcean

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. I’ve used Vagrant to deploy to Digital Ocean in the past which is helpful, but my bet is that you’ll love Terraform even more due to its simplicity … Continued

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November 25th, 2016

Are You Monitoring Your Monitoring Tool?

In my latest blog “Less Troubleshooting or Less Troubles” I questioned the goal of modern monitoring tools to collect as much data as possible with the highest level of granularity. I argued that the monitoring market is so caught up in the race for more data, ­it has forgotten its true purpose – keeping your … Continued

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November 21st, 2016

Architecting Your VDI Implementation: Persistent vs Non-Persistent VDI

One question many civil engineers receive is, “what is the proper ratio of the depth of a building’s foundation to the height of the building?” Many claim that the safest buildings have a foundation depth that is identical to the height of the building, while others say a depth one-third of the total height is … Continued

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November 14th, 2016

Controlling Antivirus Storms in Your VDI Environment

Anybody with experience managing antivirus scans, updates, boot storms, or any other of a handful of resource intensive tasks in a VDI environment knows that maintaining performance during these intensive tasks can be a daunting if not impossible. The severe degradation to service during an antivirus storm is enough to kill worker productivity, and in … Continued

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November 7th, 2016

How to Manage VDI Thin Provisioning Tradeoffs

Within our data center more times than not we are striving to accomplish two things simultaneously. On the one hand, we want to make sure the applications that are running in our data center are getting the resources that they need. On the other hand, we want to do so with the least amount of … Continued

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September 21st, 2016

Less Troubleshooting or Less Troubles?

It is very trendy to discuss and compare the methods in which data is collected by IT monitoring tools. Different vendors explain why they are the ones that collect the best data, from the best sources and in the best level of granularity. One example is VMware’s “Why data granularity matters in monitoring” blog. The … Continued

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September 13th, 2016

Why excel is a bad capacity planning tool.

Let me start by admitting that excel is one of my favorite tools in the history of tools. I am an excel junkie! I spend time going over the new functions as they came out, I love the keyboard shortcuts, and I’ve probably written hundreds of macros. It is a phenomenal tool. However, that doesn’t … Continued

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September 13th, 2016

How to Improve Your Capacity Planning Formula

Capacity planners are often faced with a difficult decision to make, because much of their job requires balancing the challenging tradeoff between application performance and infrastructure efficiency. The responsibility of the capacity planner is to understand when more hardware is needed to assure application performance, while at the same time, avoiding wasted hardware. The traditional … Continued

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