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Something “cloudy” this way comes…

by dave on March 26, 2010


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I love receiving suprise packages.  Way back in January, I got a briefing on a VERY cool server offering from Dell that was going to be part of their DCS (Dell Cloud Services) offering.  I, of course, requested one understanding it to be an almost perfect density compute node for my EMC Atmos Virtual Edition testing and design work.  Well, what do you think decided to show up on my doorstep today?

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Dell and VMware: A match made in heaven

by dave on June 3, 2009


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Cool new toy just landed in my lab for a production VMware vSphere implementation.  This one is going to one of our internal groups that has a moderate load Microsoft SQL implementation. I’ve included a slideshow below so that you can see some of the absolutely fantastic features this Dell R610 (and even it’s bigger brother the R710) bring to the table for virtualization. There are also a couple of shots showing of some of the upcoming Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) that will be coming down the road at some point from QLogic.  I know, I know…this shows my relatively “geeky” side but honestly, when you get to do THIS for a living, how can you not get excited?!?!?!  Enjoy.  Shoot me any questions around the R610 and I’ll try to answer them.  I’ll try to get a build document put together as well (no promises).

Note: you can get to the static picture set here.

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Atmos Foundations: Hardware

by dave on November 11, 2008


Yesterday, I took a look at Atmos from a software standpoint.  While Atmos is truly a “software” solution, there is an element of hardware to examine as well.  Truth be told, it’s not as interesting as the core Atmos offerings but, there are some notables.  We’ll start with a quick look at 3 basic configurations for Atmos.

3 Sample Atmos configs

3 Sample Atmos configs

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An exciting month @ EMC!

July 12, 2008

Obviously I’ve been missing in action for several weeks, but I promise you, it was for good reason(s).  There was the end of fiscal Q2, 2008 here at EMC, subsequent re-assignment of territories, and *drumroll please* VMWare Certified Professional training class.  That last item is personally one of the greatest things that I’ve had to […]

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Search Term Tuesday – June 3rd Edition

June 3, 2008

Note: I’m trying to tighten up the layout of content on the landing page, so, I’ll be using excerpts more and more.
Continuing from last week, this edition of Search Term Tuesday will tackle the most important searches (or at least highest ranked statistically) that landed you at this blog.
Search Term #1: cx3-10 create raid […]

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