Category Archives: vendors


I spend a lot of time pouring over vendor solutions. A lot. Unfortunately, I don’t specialize in one area like wireless, security, storage, voice, etc. I am more of a network generalist. Because of that, I tend to focus on … Continue reading

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You Never Mentioned Me To The Client

I work for a company that partners with numerous vendors. That’s a big part of why I took the job with them. I wanted to work with a bunch of different platforms. It was important that I wasn’t just an … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Love Your Company Or Your Products.

I just returned home from Walt Disney World. Let me just state up front that I love Walt Disney World. I may not necessarily like all the moving parts of the greater Disney corporation, but from a vacation perspective, there … Continue reading

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A Black Box For Your Virtual Environment

Every time you hear about a plane crash on the news, the big thing they focus on apart from the casualities is finding the “black box”.  The “black box” is nothing more than a flight data recorder. A variety of … Continue reading

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Busy Little Bees

I’ve followed Aerohive for over a year now strictly from a technical point of view. Their approach to wireless without using a controller is intriguing to say the least. Back in March of this year, I was able to meet … Continue reading

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Diving Into The Channel

People who follow me on Twitter or in real life know that my company recently outsourced IT operations to HP. As a result of this agreement between the two companies, I was offered a job with HP. I was faced … Continue reading

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HP Networking Opinions Unleashed

At the risk of people thinking this blog has become too focused on HP, let me present one final post regarding other people’s opinions about HP. After HP Discover in Las Vegas last month, I lucked out in a drawing … Continue reading

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Feeling Lucky?

I have been fortunate to receive a free laptop from HP due to my involvement with them at the HP Discover conference that took place out in Las Vegas in early June of 2011. This laptop is mine to give … Continue reading

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Proprietary? So what.

There was a time not too long ago when you could look out on the networking hardware landscape and it would be covered in teal colored devices from Cisco. There were other companies out there, but the bulk of what … Continue reading

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Clouds, Convergence, and Management. Oh My!

My kids are big fans of the Wizard of Oz. Me? Not so much. I’m more partial to Weird Al Yankovic than Judy Garland, but that’s not really important. Do you remember, in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy, the … Continue reading

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