VMworld wrap-up: the EVO-Family

The Announcements It’s hard for #vExperts, bloggers, industry experts, … to be surprised at these events. We are so close to it all the other 51 weeks of the year that most announcements are either already known through some chatter on the Social Media platforms or we may already have been briefed. Another reason is that most announcements are just evolutionairy and fall in the category of ‘this was what we expected at some point‘. EVO-Family We have been ‘warned’ that VMware was going to announce a hyperconverged platform at VMworld 2014. Under the working title Marvin we had a

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VMworld wrap-up: this is Sparta!

This is my thank you to the community at large. Not only has VMware built the biggest eco-system there is today in the datacenter industry, it also has by far the biggest and best community. Every VMworld I make new friends for life! Not just business connections, not just people to talk to over the common denominator being technology but true personal friends. The type of friends you invite for a birthday dinner or even a wedding for that matter. The type of friends that set up huge fund-raising campaigns when one of us faces the toughest periods in life.

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VMWorld vendor update: Infinio 2.0

Infinio is just one of those small startups you just cannot love enough. Most of that is actually due to their great choice of people. From CEO down to localised sales engineers or one of my personal best friends in this industry Matthew Brender (@mjbrender)  Infinio 2.0 Infinio launched last year with a storage accelerator product. The short elevator pitch is basically that you’d deploy one small appliance per VMware host that uses 8GB of your RAM to offload NFS-read requests, through a distributed caching pool. Today Infinio is announcing Infinio Accelerator v2.0. You can follow a deepdive about the

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VMworld – Feel Good – Do Good

Almost ready to leave again for the single most exciting week a year for our technical (niche) community. It is both physically and mentally the most exhausting week as well. Whether you have 10 speaking sessions, running around from Moscone West to South or you have 20 interviews a day, all that is only the first half of the day before the dinners and parties go on till the early morning hours.  Last year I covered a few tips (work hard – party hard) to take care of that physical part. Socks and shoes, taking showers and a crash break

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My FREE email address is also MY free email address

Yes, I am using GMAIL as provider for my professional conversations. I also have a hansdeleenheer.com account which I only use for really really important stuff like bank, leasing, social security, … communication. This means that my primary inbox is gmail. This both for communication with people or application/account registration. And here is the topic of the day with that: Lead, leads, leads … I know, I know. I’ve had this discussion dozens of times and it always comes down to these two major reasons: We don’t want anonymous competitors downloading our software We need your personal information to SPAM

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Making ADHD work – Getting Stuff Done!

This is ridiculous. About 6 weeks ago I wrote a series on making ADHD work (landing page) and the one with the title getting sh*t done ends up staying in draft till now (can’t tell you what ‘now’ will be yet). Procrastinators Unite … tomorrow! It’s the single most annoying thing about ADHD. Putting off stuff to do in five minutes – later – tomorrow. There are multiple reasons for procrastination: It’s is so hard to concentrate on something that when we have focus, it’s impossible to allow something/someone to interrupt that. Once interrupted it’s gone. This is why I

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