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About 7 years ago
Contributed a review of HPE 3PAR StoreServ: Measuring Up: EMC XtremIO and HP 3PAR
About 7 years ago
Yeah, AFC was a big step forward feature-wise. We'd be seeking that originally when we licensed AO years ago. And while we are phasing out that array (P10400), before we migrated off, we did see about a 35% improvement in latency once we dedicated some SSDs to AFC. •…
About 7 years ago
Contributed a review of Cisco ASA Firewall: Shortcomings of Cisco ASA 5500-X with FirePOWER Services
About 7 years ago
Hey Nick, regarding your room for improvement, as I understand it, the SSL Decryption feature seems to be a resource limitation within the integrated module deployment. The Series 3 hardware required for it likely provides the necessary compute power for the CPU-intensive…
About 7 years ago
Hey Stanton, thanks for sharing your experience. That's the same impression I've gained over the past year and a half with XtremIO. It's a much more delicate and complicated architecture and isn't designed to be pushed beyond official/approved operating parameters. To be…
Over 7 years ago
Contributed a review of Pure Storage FlashArray: Pure Storage vs. XtremIO

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I am a passionate strategist, both inside and outside of technology, and am wholeheartedly committed to making a positive difference wherever I am engaged. Across my 16 years of professional experience, I have practiced this in corporate, government, non-profit, and small business organizations, achieving higher IT efficiency, enabling better departmental collaboration, and encouraging process improvements in all verticals. I also confidently engage with customers where needed, and can translate what may seem like technical oracles into everyday language.

My specialties are currently virtualization, cloud, and storage with proven experience in VMware, Microsoft, EMC, HP, and Dell solutions. I cover the life cycles of architecture and design, implementation, configuration, troubleshooting, and disaster recovery, as well as audit and policy documentation. As an avid learner, I am always on the lookout for new technologies and practices in which to grow and develop.

Experiential tag list: VMware vSphere 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, and Virtual Infrastructure 3.x; Storage Area Networks and Converged Networks (Cisco, Brocade, EMC, XtremIO, Pure, HP 3PAR, NetApp); Local Area and Wireless Networking (Cisco, Meraki, F5, Kemp); Disaster recovery (Rubrik, MS DPM, EMC Avamar); Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, Lync, SharePoint, SQL Server, IIS, DFS-R; Information security.