My Next Chapter – Rubrik!

tl;dr = Rubrik is excellent tech with amazing people, I wanted to stretch myself, and am super excited. So much for holding the punchline, eh? Let's double down on that then...I am incredibly excited to be starting with Rubrik on November 14 as their first Technical Marketing Manager reporting to Chris Wahl (you might have heard of … Continue reading My Next Chapter – Rubrik!

Dell EMC World 2016 – Closing Thoughts

This is an overdue post from Dell EMC World (Oct 17-20) - my final one actually. Full disclosure that DellEMC paid for my flight/hotel/conference pass. Also, full disclosure that I’ve since then accepted a position with a company that competes with EMC in certain areas (blog post on that to come later this week). You … Continue reading Dell EMC World 2016 – Closing Thoughts

Dell EMC World 2016 – DSSD!

This is an overdue post from Dell EMC World (Oct 17-20). Full disclosure that DellEMC paid for my flight/hotel/conference pass. Also, full disclosure that I've since then accepted a position with a company that competes with EMC in certain areas (blog post on that to come later this week). You be the judge if any of … Continue reading Dell EMC World 2016 – DSSD!

Dell EMC World 2016 – Analyst Session Notes

I won't pretend this post is God's gift to mankind but thought I'd put out some semi-random notes in case anyone is interested. This is a compilation of items from multiple analyst sessions throughout the day. ~~~~~~~~~ Marius Haas, Chief Commercial Officer and President - breadth and depth of Dell technologies is second to none. … Continue reading Dell EMC World 2016 – Analyst Session Notes

vSphere on AWS – A Deal with the Devil?

Thanks to John Troyer's always excellent TechReckoning newsletter I ended up writing down some thoughts around vSphere on AWS - a topic I've been discussing and reading a lot about recently. While I can't say for sure that what's below is unique to me, I don't think I've read this exact twist anywhere else. If you disagree, … Continue reading vSphere on AWS – A Deal with the Devil?

Live Blog – Dell EMC World 2016 Afternoon Keynote

Updates to come here and on Twitter – @andriven If you’ve not read a live blog from me before, I try to be coherent but don’t stress much about formatting or grammar – this is meant to be a live take on what was said that felt interesting enough to write down. This was teased … Continue reading Live Blog – Dell EMC World 2016 Afternoon Keynote

Dell EMC World 2016 – Leader’s Perspectives Sessions

After Michael Dell it moved to two sessions on Leaders Perspectives with two parts. Client Solutions Presentation and Q&A with Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman, Operations & President, Client Solutions at Dell. Infrastructure Solutions & Services Presentation and Q&A with David Goulden (President, Infrastructure Solutions Group DellEMC) and Howard Elias (President Global Services) Note: I wasn't super … Continue reading Dell EMC World 2016 – Leader’s Perspectives Sessions