Intel E5-2600 Processor

On Tuesday, I participated in a dinner event hosted by Intel and Prosys. It is always fantastic to meet new people in the area that have the same passion as me, in technology. It was, surprisingly, a small event. Only about a dozen people (not including the hosts), were there. Still, geek-talk and laughter filled the room. Intel recently announced (March 6, 2012) it’s new Xeon E5-2600 family processor. Just another processor, right? Well, sort of. But the announcement was nothing short of enhancements. Early on, Intel realized that they can only push the limits of Physics so far, though, I...
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Peak10 Nashville Expansion and DR

Peak10 Datacenter is expanding it's Nashville co-location again.  Currently, they have 2 locations in Nashville, so called NAS1 and NAS2.  Together, they create approximately 25,000 square-feet of 24/7 access to cooling, storage, and co-location data services.  Their new expansion will add an additional 15,000 square-feet of datacenter goodness to Nashville, bringing Peak10 to a total of approximately 40,000+ square-foot footprint. It's no secret how I feel about Peak10, and their superb customer service and technical talent, as mentioned in a previous post.  And when I...
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Peak10 Nashville Datacenter

Disclaimer:  This is written from my own opinion, and not that of my employer.  I am not employed by Peak10, nor was I asked to advertise or endorse them in any way.  This is *my* blog, and my opinions. Peak10 is a co-located datacenter in multiple cities, including Nashville.  They offer services ranging from Cloud to fully managed servers and datacenter hosting.  I wanted to give everyone a tiny glimpse into an experience of mine sometime ago: "I had a unique situation arise, where I needed to "move" an existing datacenter in only 2 weeks time ...
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HP’s Network Management with FlexNetwork Architecture

During Interop, I've had the pleasure to discuss, in detail, HP's ideas and plans for a "Single-Pane" management interface, coming from Les Stuart, Distinguished Architect.It should come as no surprise, that HP is the *KING* of applications.  Their product line is very diverse.  Some would even say, "too excessive", and each device has it's own management application.  Not only that, but there is also additional software to manage multiple applications/devices.  From Proliant Servers (Insight Manager) to Procurves (Procurve Manager).  And from storage networks (StorageWorks) to data networks (...
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Interop 2011 finishes – Systems Mgmt

Came back from Interop Las Vegas yesterday. What a blast! I met so many great people from Twitter and HP Networking team, I can't name everyone. But, you know who you are!!The first day Interop started, I got put into "systems management" mood. Dunno why, but I just wanted to know everything that dealt with systems management.I stopped by the ManageEngine booth to see their latest offerings (I already use ServiceDesk, and have used OpManager before). It was good. OpManager is a good product. However, their Netflow reporting module isn't as integrated into their product suite as I would have li...
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