Will FaaS mean the end of servers?

A few years ago there were many articles about how containers would mean the end of servers.   From a technical standpoint Function as a Service (FaaS) and containers both run on servers.   So simple answer[…]

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Does understanding the cost of IT really matter?

Welcome to my new form of click bait titles.   I have been thinking about this for a while.   I get to see a lot of different enterprise environments as a solution architect for VMware.   It’s[…]

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How can you make IT agile?

Every single day I hear the new magic word from IT groups:  I need improved agility.   It reminds me of how people talked about going to the cloud.   Agility is a capability not a[…]

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Should IT build a castle or a mobile home?

So I have many hobbies to keep my mind busy during idle times… like when driving a car.   One of my favorite hobbies is to identify the best candidate locations to live in if[…]

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Why I took a pay cut to work at VMware

Warning:  This is a love rant for VMware.  You might want to skip if you are looking for the normal technical details of my blog. Great title eh?  Really catchy and intended to get you[…]

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Storage in Virtualization is it a real problem?

As a VMUG leader and a double VCDX I have seen one technology trend only increase over the years.  It’s the number of storage vendors!   Last year at our VMUG UserCon every sponsor looking for[…]

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Perfect deployments of OS with automation

I have spend the last few years working in enterprise shops and enjoying the challenges they bring.   I find a number of my peers are hired for a single use case or implementation and[…]

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Replacement for vCenter Heartbeat or not?

Many of my readers will already know that vCenter heartbeat is being removed from VMware’s product line up.   They will officially end support in 2017 but the kill notice has already gone away.  […]

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Infrastructure Family Pet or Farm Animal

For the last few months I have been thinking a lot about this issue.   Let me start out by introducing our family pet Alice.   She was a rescue from the local shelter that[…]

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