Category Archives: vendors

Decisions, decisions.

I have come to an important crossroads in my career. A decision has been thrust upon me, and not by my choosing. Recently, my company entered into a long term agreement with HP to outsource application development and infrastructure operations … Continue reading

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This Is Why You Study Vendor Solutions!

Today on my lunch break, I decided to watch some videos from Brocade on YouTube. I know. I know. You do the same thing right? Well, as I went through the playlist, an interesting video regarding IBM blade centers and … Continue reading

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The Interop Time Machine

Take a trip with me back to the 1990’s. The Internet was going mainstream. Corporate networks were on the rise. In my case, I was on a Banyan Vines network. There were a few Windows, Unix, and Linux servers here … Continue reading

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Finding Options Through Interop

Thanks to HP, I am here at Interop in Las Vegas. I’ve had the chance to walk the exhibit hall and sit in on some sessions. While there’s a ton of things I am interested in and want to comment … Continue reading

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HP Networking – Part 3

If you haven’t read them already, here’s part 1 and part 2 of my HP posts. Those 2 posts focused more on the marketing aspect of HP and networking. My intent in this post is to discuss more of the … Continue reading

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Flip Is The Symptom, Not The Problem.

Cisco has killed the Flip. Twitter and blogs are replicating this announcement out to the far corners of the Earth. I am cheering as are plenty of other network centric people. My friend Tom(@networkingnerd) spun up a quick post on … Continue reading

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Who Do You Trust?

Let me start off by reminding you that I work for a corporation that is considered an end-user of technology services. I am not a consultant and I don’t work for a vendor. I do a lot of vendor research … Continue reading

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Aerohive

I apologize in advance for the length of this post! Introduction Quick! Make me a list of parts needed for an enterprise wireless rollout covering a couple of large buildings with a requirement for 2.4GHz and 5GHz radios. Pretend the … Continue reading

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HP Networking – Part 2(More vision…)

If you haven’t read my first post on HP Networking, you can read it here. I covered the marketing aspect of it. In this second post, I wanted to talk about the technical approach that HP is taking. However, there … Continue reading

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HP Networking – The Vision(As I Understand It)

As part of Tech Field Day 5, I got a chance to sit in on multiple briefings from HP. I was very interested to hear about their particular product set and how it fits within the data center. The following … Continue reading

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