Netapp Insight 2018 – Keynote Day 1

I am here today at Netapp’s Premier event as both a partner and a Tech Field Day Delegate. This is a live post in progress.   They are Kicking off the keynote with some great music.   #datadriven They start by kicking off a video about data driven.   Netapp ‘s George Kurian kicks it…

Repost: Avere Systems is Acquired by Microsoft

Big congratulations to Avere Systems, who recently announced their acquisition by Microsoft. Avere is a company I’ve followed since inception in 2008. Their technology started as an edge NAS filer, extending data centre content to branch offices. Over time, the platform became virtual and moved to the public cloud. Today, vFXT (the cloud instance of…

Looking Forward to 2018

Looking Forward to 2018…. 2017 was the year of virtualization, the days of buying dedicated hardware is coming to a close. and I can only see this continuing as the power of virtualization is clear for all to see, dedicated task orientated servers are relics from the past being phased out in all sectors. Virtualization…

Uila – A view into your data center.

I recently had the chance to get a product overview of Uila.   What product does Uila have?   “Uila’s Application-Centric Infrastructure Monitoring Monitoring helps align business and IT Operations goals in a single product by providing IT Operations with the application visibility and correlated network, compute and storage insights for Private, Public and Hybrid Cloud-based Data Centers…

NetApp Insight 2016 – General Session – Day 1

Today I am joining you live from NetApp Insight 2016. This is my best attempt to keep up with the keynote as it happens, Pardon any missed content. Roger Anderson joins us on stage after a nice media presentation, “who said data wasn’t exciting” He talks about the value to both Customers and partners, and…

Oracle Buys Ravello Systems

Big news to anyone following Ravello Systems. Revello has agreed to be acquired by Oracle.   from https://www.ravellosystems.com/blog/oracle-buys-ravello-systems/ ” I am thrilled to share that Ravello Systems has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Oracle. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. Upon closing of the transaction, our team will join the Oracle…