August Update

It’s been a crazy summer and I’m a bit annoyed that my blogging has been rather sparse lately.  However I do have a few excuses including being in between jobs, a new baby and having just gone through major flooding from Hurricane Irene.  Fortunately our home was spared, but we did lose quite a bit that was either outside or in our sheds so we still have a lot of cleaning up to do.

For me, watching VMWorld remotely is a bit of a buzzkill.  Great people, great technology, great vendors. great discussions and great Hands-on-Labs — experiences that you can’t exactly capture remotely.  I’ve been in a bit of a “technical purgatory” for the past few years and I’m really hoping that soon I’ll be on the front lines in the cloud revolution, rather than just reading about it.

In any case, I wanted to quickly write some notes about some potential future blogging topics not just for my readers, but for myself too to jog my memory.


I’m finishing up a rather long post on our Make-A-Wish journey which I hope to finish soon.  After that I was hoping to write a review of vCenter Heartbeat which I got to spend some time with this summer.

Now there’s a lot of new product releases ranging from vSphere 5, View 5, which I want to blog about in various capacities as well as many other exciting solutions and partnerships (including the new VXLAN spec).  Rather than trying to blog about many of these news items individually I thought I’d try to address several of them at once as a part of a larger vision.  Such as all the new DBaaS/PaaS and cloud portability initiatives as well as the abstraction of applications away from the transitional PC.  There’s just so much going on, when when you can put them into the context of a larger vision, its even more exciting.

I also wanted to do a series of posts on IT management in general and how it is approached.  For example a more away from the IT-as-a-Cost-Center model and siloed skill sets and organization, to a new vision for IT and Business to promote Agilty.  There’s a revolution going on, and those that don’t embrace it (especially IT management) run the risk of becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Recently I had the opportunity to put together a 15-minute presentation on converged infrastructure.  I actually wrote it on a napkin and had to present it on a whiteboard with no practice :).  In this experience I found many opportunities for both expansion and improvement on the presentation.  I’m not sure yet if I’m going to try to do it on video or SlideRocket, but I’m pretty excited about the potential for this to be a very good — as well as entertaining — presentation.

I’m left with the idea that I’m leaving something out, but that’s it for now.  I’m looking forward to writing several of these posts in the coming weeks!

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