Dan's Blog

Why One Call Medical selected Egenera PAN Manager

I find it enlightening to speak with representatives of companies actually using a supplier's products. These conversations often a better shine a light …

Who is winning the race to be the leading cloud platform?

Now that I've landed after a cross-country move, I have the opportunity to consider moves in the world of OpenStack. Red Hat, IBM, HP and RackSpace have …

What's in a name?

Companies in the midmarket face a complex range of choices when trying to chose a supplier. Companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, and Oracle/Sun have complex …

Aryaka WAN Optimization as a Cloud Service

Sonal Puri, Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Aryaka came by recently to introduce her company and its "WAN Optimization as a Service" offering.

AppZero Zapp Migrator - application virtualization to the rescue

Greg O'Conner, CEO of AppZero, introduced me to AppZero's new Zapp Migration Tool. The company is making very broad claims of "Any App. Any Server. Any …

[24]7 - taking the anger out of voice response systems

PV Kannan, CEO and Founder of [24]/7, reached out to chat about how Big Data is helping his company create better, more intelligent voice response systems. …

STORServer

I had a wonderful opportunity to catch up with an old friend from my Digital Equipment days, Bill Smoldt, President of STORServer. StorServer is one …

Red Hat Storage 2.0 Beta - addressing real world challenges

From time to time, I have an opportunity to speak with Red Hat. This time, the conversation centered on Red Hat Storage (formally Gluster). The company …

SnapLogic Spring 2012 Release

Elias Terman, Director Product Marketing for SnapLogic came by to bring me up to date on what his company has been doing since our last conversation …

Walz Group - a Cisco UCS customer profile

Bart Falzarano, of Walz Group , was kind enough to take the time to explain why his company selected systems from Cisco. Cisco wanted me to speak with …

Aternity Mobile Frontline Performance Intelligence

Discovering performance issues in a complex environment that includes distributed systems, virtual systems and cloud-based workloads is hard. Adding …

Eucalyptus and Amazon partner to expand cloud market

The folks at Eucalyptus reached out and offered me an opportunity to speak with Marten Mickos, CEO, and David Butler, Senior VP of Marketing. It was …

Cone Health selects Cisco UCS over HP

Michael Heil, of Cone Health , was kind enough to take the time to explain why his company selected systems from Cisco. Cisco wanted me to speak with …

DH2i - a better way to virtualize SQL Server

Don Boxley, CEO and Founder of DH2i, spent some time with me recently to discuss his company and DxConsole and DxTransfer. The company's goal is addressing …

San Diego State University uses Virtsto storage virtualization technology

I had the opportunity to communicate with Kyle E. Murley, Lead Library Digital Technology Initiatives as San Diego State University about how SDSU …

Quantum launches virtual deduplication appliance

Quantum just launched a "virtual deduplication appliance," the DXi V1000. The company reached out to me to explain its vmPRO technology, where this …

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