It’s launch day for the next generation Xbox and one of the few purchases this year that I might get on release. This got me thinking, with all the new technology launching in the last few months that has been met with seeming supply shortages. Are we in a period of unprecedented demand or is…

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nebulon drive

Recently I attended Storage Field Day 20, as delegates we were lucky enough to get an early insight into cloud defined storage start-up Nebulon. In this blog I want to look at the proposition and business model as well as the technology, and ask, are Nebulon the Shadow Storage of the IT world? Now usually…

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VMware Cloud on AWS Overview

  A few weeks ago, I attended a virtual Field Day event, Cloud Field Day 7. We had several presentations from VMware focusing on VMware Cloud on AWS. In future posts I will get into the more detailed aspects, however I wanted to start out with a few hot takes. This gives me a chance…

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buying a house featured image

I wanted to write something a little different than normal, this isn’t anything to do with technology or my work. This is pondering the question, is buying a house in a post-COVID-19 world a good idea? As strange as it is for someone nearing 40, I don’t own a house. I’ve moved around a lot…

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London View Thames

This week we see NetApp INSIGHT hit the road and start the EMEA tour, first up is London. They have three events between now and the end of March hitting London, Paris and finishing up in Berlin. These are smaller 1-2-day events bringing the highlights from INSIGHT Vegas 2019 and more region-specific content to each…

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storage_platter_open_hdd

In trying to keep up with my average of posting once a week that I have in my goals this quarter I wanted to do some quick coverage for Storage Field Day 19 which is taking place this week in California. I managed to catch most of the live stream action for both days so…

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home lab featured

UPDATE 13/08/20: Updated post to reflect the more recent addition of the Raspberry Pi 4B 8GB and SSD Storage to the list. When I wrote my goals post for this first quarter, I mentioned that I wanted to start a home lab project for a Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster. In this series of posts, I…

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goals-planning

In my last post I talked about taking on some passion projects and generally trying to do a bit more of the things I enjoy doing. To that end I am going to set myself quarterly goals to try and motivate myself and allow for measurable, incremental improvement. So, here are my 5 Goals for…

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