Dec2016

But What about Google?

But what about Google?  There has been a lot of buzz this year about Amazon, Microsoft, Citrix, IBM and VMware, but what about Google? In my humble opinion, in all practical purposes, Google just seemed to me, to be lacking a clear direction and/or focus when it came to the way Google pursued its business customers.   Google has no problems taking care of any and all technical aspects of the business, but was missing one of the most important pieces and that piece is a strong vibrant sales force.

Nov2016

Customization Is What You Want

My friend and colleague, Alastair Cooke, recently published a post entitled Advanced Simplification: You Want It. In this post Alastair lays out his case that simplification is something that would tend to be something that “deep geeks tend to scoff at” while yet at the same time embracing the wizards and silent install scripts that become available to help deploy and or manage an application and/or platform into our environments.

Nov2016

This Might Happen to vCloud Air

My esteemed colleague and friend, Tom Howarth, published a post titled, “AWS AND VMWARE NOW FRIENDS, BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO VCLOUD AIR” and I would like to take the opportunity to present an alternate possibility and viewpoint as to what might happen to vCloud Air. I would like to start with a paragraph from Tom’s post and work my way from there.

Oct2016

A New Fiscal Year and a Hybrid Future

It is that time of the year where the conference season has ended and a good number of companies are entering into a new fiscal year and as such it might be a good time to look back over the year and get some insight into what the year 2017 might have in store for the Information Technology industry and the engineers that support it.