A Letter to the Dreamer – Be Brave Enough

When is the last time you remember having a dream of some sort of achievement?  Maybe it was what you wanted to be when you grew up as of Kindergarten graduation, or perhaps it was something else.  Are the young the only ones who dream? Are they the only ones who would pursue a dream? …

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The Power of Finding Your Community

I remember attending the VMUG UserCon in Dallas / Fort Worth for the first time back in 2013 and hearing Damian Karlson speak about vBrownBag.  At the time I had never heard of vBrownBag, but one thing that really hit me was his mention of community.  When he said “the community” he meant the virtualization…

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If vSAN Powered The Matrix…

After finding out I was approved to attend VMworld this year, I signed up to present a vBrownBag Tech Talk on VMware vSAN.  Just a few weeks before the conference, I was lucky to secure an official slot on the agenda for Thursday afternoon. The idea for the talk was pretty simple.  If vSAN powered…

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A Collection of VMworld Podcasts

I’ve seen a number of blogs lately recommending sessions to attend for this year’s VMworld.  And then there are a number of blogs people have written for the first time attendee which have been extremely helpful.  Since I seem to be deriving a ton of value from various podcasts lately, I thought I would post…

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Adventures in Graceful VM Shutdown

Originally posted on MangoLassi August 8, 2016 The Problem When working in SMB IT, budgets can be tight. You want to meet the needs of the business but also don’t want to overspend. Taking that ideal solution and trimming it down to get in under budget but still meet business needs can be a challenge….

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