Hi friends, Check out those whales. We’ve been seeing a lot of them right off the beaches in Half Moon Bay. It’s either a wonderful gift from nature of a sign of incipient ecosystem collapse. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Last week was VMworld and I trekked there for the yearly infrastructure homecoming and bacchanal. I laid off the steak… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No. 10. Boston, Minneapolis, and El Granada. Friday, June 3, 2016.  VMworld Opening Acts & vBrownbag Tech Talks VMworld Opening Acts are coming to VMworld again this year. This independent, community-organized event happens on the Sunday afternoon before VMworld kicks off. There’s still time to give your input on the… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No. 9. El Granada, Calif. Friday, May 13,  2016.  New podcast – listen to John interview Zerto’s Shannon Snowden about The New Realities of IT. And then join TechReckoning at ZertoCON May 23-25 in Boston with our mini-track on DevOps and Careers. Use code TECHRECKONING15 for 15% off! Register today. Normally we… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No.. 5. Sunday, March 27,  2016. Hardware is the new software “Software is eating the world” is the famous quote from Marc Andreessen, a man that my generation of techies treated both as our exemplar and our measure by which we are found wanting. He’s our Mark Zuckerberg. (He Did What By What Age?) He’s now… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No. 3. Sunday, March 13, 2016. The Hyperconvergence Wars; Thanks, Obama!; Toxic Data; Security only for the 1%; 10 Years of AWS; No Labels. Mommy, Daddy, What Did You Do During The Hyperconvergence Wars? This, the year of Our Lord 2016, may in fact be the year of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No. 2. Sunday, March 6, 2016. In this issue: The FBI and the Slippery Slope, Cloud-based Control Planes, VMware Brain Drain?, Docker Data Center, Container Orchestration, Open Source Is Eating IT, Not Your Father’s Disk Drive. We had a big winter storm last night here in the San Francisco Bay… Read More


The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 3, No. 1. Sunday, February 28, 2016. In this issue: We’re back! Why You Should Ignore VR in 2016, SSD Reliability, Correcting the Podcasts about Ravello, RSA, Help Wanted!  Sunset over Mavericks Long time no see! I’ve been great, thanks. I hope you’ve been well. We took a bit of a… Read More