Matt is a long-time engineer, and presales architect specializing in storage, virtualization, and orchestrations in the cloud. He has spent the last 10 years in the virtualization space focusing on Citrix and VMware solutions based on various storage platforms and specializing in Open Solaris, ZFS, EMC, NetApp, 3Par, HP, and Equalogic.

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Hyperconverged Infrastructure—Summary


Here’s the fifth part of the series I’ve been writing regarding HCI. Again, I don’t want to sway my audience from one platform to another. Rather, I want them to follow the edict caveat emptor. It’s mission-critical for the future of the environment we’re …


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Storage, Replication, and Backups


This is the fourth post of my series on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) architectural design and decision-making. For my money, the differences between these diverse systems is a function of the storage involved in the design. On the compute side, these environments use x86 and …








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When Should You NOT Virtualize That System?


Virtualization is an amazing and valuable tool for so many reasons. I’ve been a proponent of the concept since GSX server, and early Workstation products. In the early days, I used to use it as a fresh image to load on a workstation for …


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How to Explain Virtualization to Newbies


In the world of enterprise architecture, many parts of our daily conversations are taken for granted. We talk about virtualization, vMotion®, Storage vMotion, Replication, IOPS, and so very many other jargon-filled statements. We know these things, understand the concepts, and feel that our conversations …