Category: Reality Check

It’s hard being HPE these days

I’m sitting here in the blogger lounge at HPE Discover 2016, in London (while also keeping an eye on the news coming from AWS Re:Invent in Las Vegas)… and the only thing that comes to my mind at the moment is something I read on twitter a few days ago: “the software is eating the hardware and the cloud is eating the software”. More Focus, but… HPE is much more focused than a year ago (thanks to the split from HP Inc.) and are trying to remain relevant in a world that has been seeing a major change on...

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TECHunplugged Chicago, update #4

TECHunplugged Chicago is happening in less than ten days (on 27th Of October), the agenda is complete and we working on the details to repeat the success of last editions! First of all, in case you missed it, TECHunplugged is a 1-day conference focused on the latest technology trends and how these technologies can be adopted by Real World IT. The format is very simple, with subject matter experts presenting what they see in the field followed by vendors bringing their point of view. The goal is to bring together end users, influencers and vendors for a day of education, information and peer-to-peer networking. Meet our...

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Thank you everybody for a great TECHunplugged!

I’m always worried the day before a TECHunplugged event. Dealing with all the details will kill me one of these days(!), and you never know what turn out to expect, whether the influencers will perform like rock stars or broken drums, whether or not the vendors understand the spirit of the event and, above all, whether the attendees will find the content valuable. Well, this time round everything was perfect!!! And I’m very satisfied with the outcome. More than 60 people attended the conference. End users were eager to be part of the conversation, talk about their experiences, share...

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Join us for #Storagebeers Amsterdam 5/10

The night before TECHunplugged we usually organize an informal meet-up to have the chance to talk with friends about IT, storage and whatever we like in front a of a good beer. Amsterdam is a great place for beer tasting and this year we have decided to stop at The “Gospel Spirits” (The venue looks gorgeous, and I’m sure the beer will be fantastic!). If you want to join us you are more than welcome, just send me a message on twitter or on any other social network so we can reserve the right number of tables… we will...

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Docker: the missing book

I started looking into Docker and container ecosystems a while ago, as everyone else in this industry. But, because of my personal experience and the work I do, I’m more interested in infrastructure aspects than developer stuff. And this is also the problem with docker, if you are not a developer, well, good look with it. I swear, I tried many times, but most of the books are outdated, they are primarily written for developers, the official documentation is organized very badly and it’s hard to find the right info for SysAdmins. What I need is like a reference...

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