Archive for 2011

VMworld 2011: Steve Herrod’s CTO Keynote

VMWORLD 2011: STEVE HERROD’S CTO KEYNOTE Dr. Steve Herrod has been called the James Bond of VMware, and he is indeed a confident and compelling speaker. He has an obvious brilliance and an easy style occasionally punctuated by humor. For his keynote he said he was going to do it with Post It notes and…

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VMworld 2011: Paul Maritz’ CEO Keynote

VMWORLD 2011: PAUL MARITZ’ CEO Factoids During Paul Maritz’ keynote presentation, when he explained that we’re at a tipping point, he gave us the following statistics: 1 new VM every 6 seconds 20 million VMs worldwide on vSphere A VMotion occurs every 5.5 seconds > 800,000 vSphere Admins, in 146 countries 68,000 VMware Certified Professionals…

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VMworld 2011: Day 1

VMWORLD 2011: Day 1 Three days of breakouts, super sessions, keynotes, meetups, tweet-ups, solution exposition, and parties. A victim of its own success I’ve been attending VMworld since 2004, when they were acquired by EMC. Now, VMworld has grown to have almost 20,000 attendees, 6,700 of which are Partners. It has outgrown a single venue…

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VMworld 2011: Las Vegas

VMWORLD 2011: LAS VEGAS This year’s event kicks off in the Venetian in Las Vegas. Is it like Venice in Italy? Yes, but somewhat more hermetic. The venue is huge and more extensive than in years past with expanded conference facilities and enlarged Hang Space and the Blogger’s Lounge. Initial registration featured about 45 minutes…

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History of WiFi Day: 8.02.11

HISTORY OF WIFI DAY: 8.02.11 Today is August 2, 2011… or 8.02.11. This number is also the designation for the popular WiFi standard in use today. The IEEE 802.11 standard refers to a set of protocols for Wireless Local Area Networking, or WLAN, and is popularly known as WiFi or colloquially as “Wireless Fidelity” like…

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Future of Google+, Is it the Next Social Platform?

FUTURE OF GOOGLE+ Got Google+? Google+ has been online less than a month. When I first got on over two weeks ago, there were less than 2 million members, last weekend there were over 5 million, and as of this writing it has over 20 million members. And it is getting impressive media attention. Here…

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Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

MOVIE REVIEW: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 2 [No spoilers] This weekend’s debut beat all previous records of a 3-day opening with $168.6M, surpassing even that of my previously reviewed Batman: Dark Knight. Even the midnight showing Friday morning picked up almost $44M. The Harry Potter books are quite popular and I’ve read…

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History of Pentecost

PENTECOST The Feast of Pentecost is taken from the Greek word πεντηκόστη which means “the 50th,” referring to the fiftieth day after Passover and Easter. In the Jewish calendar, this would coincide with the harvest festival Shavuot the “Feast of Weeks.” In the Christian calendar, Passover played a part in a number of visits Jesus…

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Welcome to the Zettabyte Era

Welcome to the Zettabyte Era In the last few years, a company that you might not think of when it comes to data centers and big data has made some dramatic changes in their strategy and offering: Cisco Systems. The company that for years has been the first name in networking has made some big…

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