I recently passed the AWS DevOps Pro exam and wanted to share my feedback on the exam and what it takes to get the certification. So first off... Shew... This is a hard exam... One of the toughest of my career. This is an exam that requires some extended experience in AWS. The more you … Continue reading AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional Exam Tips
I am excited to announce that I have decided to bring the blog back!! It has been almost 2 years since my last post and the desire to be part of the IT community and give back with knowledge, opinions and lessons learned is back! Going forward this blog will be public cloud focused with … Continue reading I’m Back!!
I get asked on a regular basis what do I do to learn AWS? How do I get started? How did I study for the exams? Here is a list of what I did: Getting Started My 1st step towards AWS Certification started with A Cloud Guru. I knew several folks that had used them … Continue reading My Recommendations on Passing the AWS Associate Exams
It has been a slow year for blogging this year, so it is time to start it back up! I want to start off with a career update. VMworld 2017 was an eye-opening experience for me. I finally saw the paradigm shift that so many have talked about over the years, Public Cloud. At that … Continue reading New Career, Same Place, Exciting Times!!
Below is a summary of the session I did on VMAX at Dell Technologies World. Introducing PowerMax!! PowerMax, NVMe driven storage array 10M IOPs, 150GB/sec 16m snaps Compression, dedupe, D@RE 6x9s uptime PowerMax 2000 and PowerMax 8000 7M IOPS and 10M IOPs 1PBe and 4PBe 64 FC/iSCSI and 256 FC/FICON/iSCSI Dual Ported Active/Active 48 CPU … Continue reading Introducing PowerMax
Below is a summary of the session I did on VxRack Flex at Dell Technologies World. ScaleIO is now VxRack Flex OS Choice of Hyper-visor/bare metal High performance for applications and databases Server SAN / 2-layer architecture Multi-hypervisor / Bare Metal 14th Generation adds 2.3x IOPs, 250% more bandwidth Management and Monitoring VxFlex OS, VMware … Continue reading VxRack FLEX: Introduction and What’s New
Today Rubrik has announced a new platform called Rubrik Polaris. What is Rubrik Polaris? Rubrik Polaris is a consumable resource that you tap into, rather than a pile of infrastructure that you setup and manage. Essentially it is a SaaS solution that runs in the public cloud with the ability to connect into all your … Continue reading Rubrik Polaris
Below is a summary of the session “NetApp HCI. Ready for NEXT. Enterprise-Scale Hyper Converged Infrastructure.” This is an interesting product and I look forward to learning more. NetApp HCI Architecture Integrated Data Services Data Fabric Services 3rd party services VMware vCenter Solidfire Element OS VMware ESXi NetApp HCI Appliance Chassis or nodes 4 nodes … Continue reading NetApp HCI. Ready for NEXT. Enterprise-Scale Hyper Converged Infrastructure
This is my 1st ever VMworld and Day 1 was a doozy… Lots of things happening and it seems like the day goes by in no time. Below is some of the areas I targeted day 1. General Session Start of the day!! A lot of good stuff with announcements on new products and partnerships. … Continue reading VMworld 2017 Day 1 Summary
The Software Defined Storage Revolution is Here: Discover Your Options Here are some of the highlights of this session I attended 3 different types of SDS Retrofit SDS SDS in name only Not Scale Out or pay as you grow Can’t do Hyperconverged Vertically Integrated Ease of Use Managed by VM Admin Optimize resources at … Continue reading The Software Defined Storage Revolution is Here: Discover Your Options