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Hardware is the new Software – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n5

By John Troyer | April 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Hardware is the new Software – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n5

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…

The Hyperconvergence Wars Cometh – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n3

By John Troyer | March 14, 2016 | Comments Off on The Hyperconvergence Wars Cometh – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n3

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).…

Magic Keys – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n2

By John Troyer | March 7, 2016 | Comments Off on Magic Keys – TechReckoning Dispatch v3n2

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…

We’re Back! TR Dispatch v3n1

By John Troyer | February 28, 2016 | Comments Off on We’re Back! TR Dispatch v3n1

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…

Old School, New School – TR Dispatch v2n16

By John Troyer | November 22, 2015 | Comments Off on Old School, New School – TR Dispatch v2n16

VMUGs vs Meetups, vExperts and similar programs, Diane Greene is back and Google Is Serious This Time, CloudPhysics, DevOps as #hugops, Self-indulgent Podcasts, Firehose of Links, and our yearly question: What Are You Grateful For?

Gather round the campfire and have a smoothie – TR Dispatch v2n15

By John Troyer | November 2, 2015 | Comments Off on Gather round the campfire and have a smoothie – TR Dispatch v2n15

In this issue: Come say something on the new website! New Podcast! EMC-Dell, Peak AWeSome, Failure is always an option, Internet of Flärdfull Things. Just hit reply: Headlines from the future.

Always Be Conferencing. TR Dispatch v2n14

By John Troyer | September 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Always Be Conferencing. TR Dispatch v2n14

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol. 2. No. 14. September 24, 2015. In this issue: The Reckoning 2015, new podcast: Chat with Champions, and VMworld vs the World [View in Browser] The Reckoning 2015 was an amazing experience. Thanks to all who came, and thanks to our sponsors Cisco, Zerto, SimpliVity, Ravello Systems, and Nutanix who made the…

So this is happening: #thereckoning15 – TR Dispatch v2n13

By John Troyer | September 14, 2015 | Comments Off on So this is happening: #thereckoning15 – TR Dispatch v2n13

The TechReckoning Dispatch, Vol. 2, No. 13. Sept 14, 2015. In this issue: We’re having a conference! I think that’s quite enough. It’s The Reckoning 2015! Oh, sure, I have the normal stuff like bookmarks I’ve been saving about VMworld and TSA master keys and Internet Commenting and Oracle shenanigans, but there will be plenty…

Game over, man. Game over. TR Dispatch v2n12

By John Troyer | August 24, 2015 | Comments Off on Game over, man. Game over. TR Dispatch v2n12

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol. 2. No. 12. August 24, 2015. In this issue: I don’t shut up about The Reckoning; Security, Game Over edition; Amazon eats its own; Post-AWS World; Web Ads Still F’d; Apple Watch; Why Windows? QotW: VMworld vs something else? Good news, everybody: this newsletter contains only a homeopathic amount of Docker. [View in Browser] The…

Of Two Minds – TR Dispatch v2n10

By dfrapp-adm | August 15, 2015 | Comments Off on Of Two Minds – TR Dispatch v2n10

The TechReckoning Dispatch. Vol. 2, No. 10. July 20, 2015. In this issue: Being comfortable with ambiguity, Big Flowering Deal, The Reckoning Dammit, Amazon, Hacking Team, Reddit, OpenStack, Microsoft, Server SANs, Vacation, and our question: Home Backup? [View in Browser] A necessary part of being an adult is the ability to hold two contradictory thoughts in your…

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