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Deploying Solidfire is simple, its storage fast & highly efficient

  Deploying a Solidfire cluster may be one so the easiest deployments I’ve ever been a part of.  With a bit of pre-planning for the network, setting up a Solidfire cluster is straight-forward and quick. Walk Through The nodes arrive like any other server, boxed, with a rack mounting kit and some basic instructions. Racking […]

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Fave Products: Anker’s PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 is the best of both worlds

Anker makes a lot of my favorite accessories. I recently picked up a Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 charger.  It is both a dual-port USB wall charger and a portable battery. Ever since I lost the power cable to my first Anker was a dual-port charger (making it a useless paperweight), I have found myself […]

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Upgrading to Ubiquiti’s EdgeRouter X SFP

New house.  New city.  New ISP.  New router.  This time I opted for the big brother of the EdgeRouter Lite, the EdgeRouter X SFP model.  While it includes all of the goodness that I previously reviewed with the EdgeRouter, including the Vyatta based OS, the X SFP model includes some additional hardware capabilities. Why a […]

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Reset ECC error counters and reset memory faults on UCS C-Series via CIMC

While troubleshooting DIMM errors/issues on a UCS C-Series, I ran into an issue where the ECC error counters would not reset after changing a DIMM and after multiple reboots.  During the course of troubleshooting, I caused a bunch of other ECC errors causing a number of faults across the motherboard.  All of these displayed an error […]

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Playstation Vue is the best streaming TV service available

A couple days into a trial of Playstation Vue, I’m convinced it is the best IPTV service available today.  The interface is sleek and available on multiple platforms, the performance of video is incredibly good, but best of all, its has a cloud based DVR features and the “catchup” ability to watch previously aired shows […]

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Aruba Networks talks intelligent workspaces during HPE Discover

Aruba Networks co-founder Keerti Melkote thinks the future of workspaces is all about augmenting technologies and the Internet of Things to assist workers to get their jobs done.  During the Day 2 keynote at HPE Discover, Melkote shared a model of the intelligent workspace while sharing the stage with Özer Dondurmacioglu, general manager of Meridian apps for […]

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Partnership announcements at HPE Discover may signal strategy change

While HPE typically uses Discover to announce its latest and greatest, news from HPE Discover in London this year included the names of several other vendors.  It was a year of partnerships for the company.  But that comes after the company has a lot of explaining to do.  The blogger sessions that I took part […]

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Change is good and there’s lots of change in my life

Back in August, my family relocated to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area.  For some reason, I’ve waited to share that news.  Maybe it is a good thing.  Not only do I have that news, but much more has happened since we moved. Funny enough, when I wrote PowerCLI Cookbook a year ago, the publisher offered […]

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HPE Discover 2016 London

With change constant, where is HPE going?

Agile and focused.  That’s the primary marketing message from HPE at its Discover conference in London.  That message is supporting the recent moves to sell off its software division to MicroFocus and its ‘spin-merge’ its enterprise services group out and merge it with CSC.   Those moves leave behind a core company focused on infrastructure […]

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HPE introduces Verity framework & SaaS Information Archive

HPE is taking on information archiving in a new cloud play, introducing the Verity Information Archiving solution.  Verity is intended to be a single source of all your information archives and allow for easy access into data repositories in the enterprise. With built-in connectors for many enterprise applications like Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business, […]

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