TL;DR = HashiCorp makes cool stuff for IT Ops (and more). I'm going to HashiConf while on sabbatical to learn more and write about it. Depending on how we met, you might not know that my career started with 7 years in an IT Operations hands-on role at a university. This involved a little bit … Continue reading HashiConf 2018!
For all that changes in the tech industry, VMworld has been a mainstay for the tech community for more than a decade. As you might expect, Rubrik is doing a lot (we're more than double the size we were last year)...which means I'm a bit busy myself but also really looking forward to it. Packed … Continue reading Already? Yep, it’s VMworld 2018!
tl;dr = Oracle's cloud strategy is 1) to allow customers to easily bring what they have at strong price points so 2) customers will build the future with Oracle. They're continuing to execute on that strategy with financial + customer success. For those of you following along at home, the first Oracle Ravello Blogger Day (#RBD1) … Continue reading Getting Nerdy (Again) on the Oracle Ravello Cloud Service
Journey with me back in time to 2001. A fresh out of college, wet behind the ears IT Admin comes in to work EXCITED. After years working Mac Support in the Helpdesk while in college, he’s pinching himself that he’s now working in the datacenter - learning Netware, Border Manager, Linux (Red Hat even), networking … Continue reading Sad (Backup) Panda
tl:dr = as part of Technical Marketing, I'll be in Sydney, Singapore, Seoul, and Manila in November to present at VMware vForums about ransomware trends, how Rubrik helps, and core Rubrik capabilities along with our awesome local teams. January will take me to Taipei, Mumbai, and Singapore. Look me up if you're located there! I'll be posting … Continue reading Always a Student – Rubrik + vForum Asia-Pacific Tour
This will be a loosely structured combination of live commentary plus pulling in what I and others post on Twitter. This is my first Oracle OpenWorld so wanted to prioritize getting to one keynote at least. Starting out as many keynotes do with a DJ onstage - the hall is moderate sized. Definitely not small … Continue reading [Live Blog] Oracle OpenWorld 2017 Monday Keynote
Same DJ in between keynotes as before the first keynote. Everyone has wristbands underneath their chairs so can participate in the keynote in some way. Presumably Azure can make lots of LEDs blink at the same time. https://twitter.com/andriven/status/912327443146567680 Starting with Scott Guthrie, MS Executive VP (I think) - time to go deeper into MS Azure … Continue reading [Live Blog] Microsoft Ignite 2017 – Azure Technology Keynote
This is my first Microsoft Ignite - gotta say I love the feel so far. From the music on the walk over from the Hyatt Regency... https://twitter.com/andriven/status/912297819347791872 ...to the stadium seating, I like it. https://twitter.com/andriven/status/912291216393428992 Love the energy in the room - stadium seating in the back gives a great view. Opening video walking through … Continue reading [Live Blog] Microsoft Ignite 2017 – Opening Keynote
With full credit to my colleage Rebecca Fitzhugh's blog post for the title, I'm looking forward to VMworld Europe - it's my first VMworld in Europe actually. VMworld over the years Over the years I've attended VMworld in the US (and PEX when it was separate) as an SE for Varrow hardly knowing anyone, again … Continue reading Catch me at VMworld Europe 2017!
MIT Media Lab - Hugh Herman Works with prosthesis/crutches/etc. Even back in old times, found artificial items - toe on Egyptian mummy. In some ways not a lot of advancement in many years. Hugh lost his legs to frostbite - asked doctor if could drive, ride his bike, and moutainclimb. Doctor said can drive with … Continue reading VMworld 2017 Thursday Keynote