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Team05 GeekWeek – Powered By

Team05 GeekWeek – Powered By

Joe Adams (@vJoeAdams) compiled a list of what was used and consumed by Team05 during our GeekWeek. Technology Cisco UCS EMC NS960 ~125 Virtual Machines ~200 GHz of CPU ~6TB Virtual Disk ~1.5TB RAM vSphere vCloud Director vCloud Connector VMware View VMware SRM

Team05 GeekWeek Review – We Won

Team05 GeekWeek Review – We Won

On Friday, Team05 completed GeekWeek. For those that don’t know, GeekWeek is a lot of training, implementation, and teamwork.  To be honest, it felt like a rite of passage. Day 1 The first day started out on time at noon.  Many of us didn’t know what to expect.  We were given some initial tasks/deliverables, and were told to get to work.  We knew this was going to be a pretty daunting task, and we were going to have some late…

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It’s all about the customer…

It’s all about the customer…

I was a customer Before becoming a vSpecialist with EMC, I was a systems engineer/architect in the SaaS space.  In that environment, I managed several storage platforms from IBM, NetApp, and EMC. In many small shops, there are a few people performing different roles.  Sometimes there are 1 or 2 storage people, 1 or 2 virtualization people, 1 or 2 Active Directory, etc in these environments. Often times there will be a primary and a secondary resource, providing that the…

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Guest Post: A Zoning Clean-Up From the Field

Guest Post: A Zoning Clean-Up From the Field

A guest post from TC. As many would say…”let’s level set”. For the record, I’m not a storage admin, unless you consider provisioning storage with EMC’s Unified Plug-in and I’m marginal at best when it comes to that. But (my 3rd grade teacher taught me to never start a sentence with “But”; but, hey, I’m 35 and can do whatever I want now…eat that Mrs. Bernard.) I did come across some behavior I hadn’t witnessed previously.  We were dealing with…

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