Hyper-Converged Systems – Ready for Prime Time?

There has been a lot of a press surrounding the hyper-converged movement. New companies have been formed and existing companies are coming out with new hyper-converged products.

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Coding or Clicking

I type fast. I can ctrl+a / ctrl+c / ctrl+v with the best of them, my tab key is worn down from using it for command completion, and I utilize the vim editor even when I’m putting together grocery lists. I can use my speed with the keyboard to get through configuration changes on a router and firewall pretty quickly, and most of the day to day projects that a network engineer is tasked with do not require very much scripting for me. Lately however, I find myself wanting to write Code in order to automate some of the more complex and time consuming tasks that are involved with large projects.

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2014 Executive Summit

What’s your perfect weather for a round of golf?

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CIO vs. Capital Expenditures – and the winner is…

For years business leaders have been forced to get creative due to budget constraints.  Today’s IT leaders are in a very challenging position; the business cannot operate without the services provided by the technology team.  Everybody wants the best, fastest technology available but due to capital constraints it is very hard to get new hardware purchases funded.  How can an IT leader provide the latest, greatest, fastest technology with no money to buy what they need?  The answer is easy — work with a private, enterprise-class cloud services provider.

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Big Data – revolutionizing the customer experience

There has been much conversation about Big Data recently. What does it mean? What can you do with it? How do you deploy it? Big Data reminds me of Cloud Computing about 5 years ago. Everyone is talking about it, but nobody knows what it is. I will attempt to add a bit of clarity…

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Internet of Things

I need to lose weight. It’s important from a health perspective and I have a new-born daughter that deserves to have a father in her life long-term. To that end, I purchased a Fit-Bit Flex. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Pretty amazing stuff. It wirelessly transfers my information to my laptop and tracks my fitness goals.

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The 3rd Platform

One of the many perks of working for a company such as FNTS is the ability to evaluate, test and prototype new and emerging technologies.

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When Outsourcing Becomes Multisourcing

It starts slow with one vendor, outsourcing one service then we see how much it stress it relieves from internal resources and we start outsourcing more until the list grows and we are multisourcing. Here are a few tips to help you manage multiple vendors:

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Overcoming the Fear of Migration

Do you ever reach a point in your life where and unexpected opportunity arises and you can’t help but think it is the forces of nature that presented it so you might as well take advantage of it? That is exactly how I ended up on a plane thousands of feet in the air getting ready to tandem skydive.

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Follow the Frog

If you haven’t seen the follow the frog video from the rain forest alliance campaign you must STOP reading AND WATCH it.  Are you that person that strives to be the best, do the best and settle for nothing but the best? It’s only the best if you have fully vested yourself.  Otherwise it isn’t good enough…..yep guilty over here!

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Work Hard, Play Hard

As your days fill up with more meetings, tasks to complete, phone calls, etc. it’s easy to zone out and forget to  take a break to re-energize. With today’s nonstop schedules including work, family, and everything in between we tend to run ourselves down until we simply can’t go anymore. This usually ends up with getting sick, missing work and family events. With everything you have to get done  in a day at your workplace, it’s extremely important to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. If you feel tired, hungry, or even having difficulty concentrating it’s usually a sign that you need to take a break. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a couple times a day it will help diminish stress. A few ideas for how to take a break include:

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Blast from the Past: A Timeline of Historic Hard Drive Facts

1956 – IBM announced the IBM 350 Drive (5MB) on 50 x 24” disc platters  1,200 RPMs with an average seek time of 600ms (milliseconds), weighed over a ton and cost $3,200 per month (lease)

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Are you going to the Extreme? You should be…

As a follow-on to a previous post “The EXTREME IO Test”, we have since deployed EMC’s purpose-built, all-flash array, into production with phenomenal success.

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B2B B2C H2H

I recently saw a post on LinkedIn that stated “There is no more B2B or B2C.  It’s H2: Human to Human”. Quick translation: B2B is business to business, B2C business to consumer.  The sarcastic side of me said “duh – when did that ever change?”  But the inquisitive marketing side of me said, is it really human to human?  Ultimately if you are selling socks to a consumer or socks to a reseller, humans are making the decision to purchase.  The sales pitch and the motive to purchase will have different but ultimately it is a human to human transaction. So why is this statement so perplexing?

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Teamwork at FNTS

With everyone’s busy schedules it can be easy to try to take everything on yourself. At FNTS, we strive on working as a team in order to provide the best possible service to our clients. Teamwork isn’t just about a group of people getting together to discuss an idea or issue, it’s about working as a unit to provide mutual support, more ideas, better solutions, and a sense of accomplishment. As a project manager, communication is a key ingredient in working with multiple team members. Communicating effectively and efficiently allows all team members to be able to contribute ideas, solutions, and feedback.

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