vSAN 3 Node Data Resiliency

I've received a few requests from the field recently regarding FUD being spread by a competitor about how vSAN handles resiliency of data for 3 node clusters so I thought I'd write about it just to clear the air a bit.Note: We will be referencing the resiliency policy FTT=…

My Must See VMWorld 2018 Sessions

VMworld US starts in just a few days and I wanted to jot down just a few of the sessions I'm most excited about attending. In no particular order, they are:Data Protection in VMware Hybrid Clouds [HCI1705BU] - This session is being led by Christos Karamanolis and Ilya Languev…

A New Chapter Begins!

I am happy to announce that I'll be joining the Office of the CTO in the Storage and Availability group at VMware. That's right! I have landed my dream job.On day 1 I'm flying out to Palo Alto to meet with my new boss, Christos Karamanolis, and the extended…

The End of One Chapter...

I quit my job at HPE today. I start my new job on Monday but that's another blog post. ;-)I started at SimpliVity as the first Solutions Architect (employee 46) in the Southeast US and opened the territory way back in April 2013. We GA'd the SimpliVty CN3000 OmniCube…

Deduplication: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

Ah yes, Yoda. I have been using that quote from Yoda for the last three years when describing the way that people think about infrastructure and the way they had designed infrastructure for their data centers in the past. Forget about what they had pieced together in the past because…