Author Archives: GeekFluent

Job Search Successful — I’m Headed to the Cloud

First things first: I want to thank everyone who has followed along and supported me during the recent job search. It’s meant a lot to me to know that I was never really alone during it. A special thank you … Continue reading

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Premise vs. Premises: A Modest Proposal

If you’ve ever listened to, or been involved in, a conversation about Cloud, you’re familiar with the idea that the infrastructure that runs any specific cloud can be either on-premises (local or private cloud), off-premises (remote or public cloud), or … Continue reading

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Virtustream Launches Cloud Offering Designed for Healthcare

Today, at Dell EMC World, Virtustream — the enterprise-class cloud provider company in the Dell Technologies family of businesses — announced that they are offering a new service called Virtustream Healthcare Cloud. This service provides cloud-based hosting of mission-critical healthcare … Continue reading

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Summary of Monday’s Announcements at Dell EMC World 2017

As you might have expected from a conference that was essentially created by combining two huge tech events (Dell World and EMC World), there were a large number of announcements made on the first day of Dell EMC World 2017. … Continue reading

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NetApp United 2017 — A Numerical Breakdown

As you likely saw, earlier this week, NetApp announced the official kick-off of their 2017 NetApp United influencer program, welcoming 111 members. While 111 members gives us a little idea of what the 2017 NetApp United looks like, I thought … Continue reading

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NetApp Names Members of 2017 NetApp United Program

NetApp has announced the first members of their new community recognition program, called NetApp United. I’m proud to announce that I’m one of those 111 people. What makes a good candidate for the NetApp United program? According to the application … Continue reading

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Pure Storage Announces NVMe DirectFlash and New FlashArray Model

Today Pure Storage, known for their All-Flash Storage arrays, announced their next Big ThingTM, DirectFlash, as well as a new FlashArray model. DirectFlash is a combination of NVMe hardware and the software to manage it (more details on that below). … Continue reading

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Qumulo Secures Round C Prime Funding – My Conversation with Bill Richter

Today, Qumulo, vendor of the software-defined scale-out storage platform Qumulo Core, announced the completion a funding round of $30 Million. This C Prime round of funding brings the total amount invested in Qumulo to date to $130 Million. This new … Continue reading

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An Addendum to My Open Letter

[NOTE: This post might make more sense if you’ve already read my Open Letter to Influence Marketers, but I think it also might work standalone. Your individual mileage may vary.] After I published my “Open Letter” post on Friday, I … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Influence Marketers

[UPDATE: I’ve posted an Addendum to this Open Letter. After you read this, be sure to check that out, too.] Dear Vendor Marketers, I love being invited to your technical briefings. I can’t emphasize this enough. They’re awesome. They’re filled … Continue reading

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