Question everything.

As a Solution Architect, I engage clients on many types of projects with many stakeholders. Too often, things are taken for granted. Assumptions are made but not spoken. The easiest way to set back, or derail a project is to not have enough communication and assume that everybody is on the same page and thinks [...]

IT infrastructure and operational risk of global organizations in the wake of a ballistic missile attack

In this long-form interview, I talk with Martin Zorn, the President and COO of the world's leading provider of risk management solutions, Kamakura Corporation. I reached out to Kamakura recently because of their unique position in relation to what could have been ground zero for a catastrophic event to the likes that we have not [...]

Advanced Architect Course with VMware Center for Advanced Learning

In the beginning of January 2018 VMware launched a 2 week pilot course for Architects that is meant to teach a set of methodologies of engagement called the IT Value Model and the Digital Workspace Journey. This methodologies are foundational for Architects to utilize as a means of deriving business outcomes from IT problems and business requirements. [...]

VMworld 2017 – Day Two – Live Blog

9:02AM - Pat Gelsinger / Michael Dell on stage - first topic on support - then a discussion on AI 9:14AM - Discussion on Dell/EMC and VMware relationship - Commitment to open $VMW ecosystem 9:17AM - Pivotal is now on stage to discuss evolution of Pivotal - Talk about challenges with Kubernetes - Pivotal Container Service office [...]

VMworld 2017 – Day One – Live blog

There are a number of anticipated announcements today. We should see some more details on: VMware Cloud on AWS VMware Cloud Services AppDefense and New Security Paradigms Data Center Modernization and SDDC I will be live blogging the announcements as they come in. 8:58AM Things are just getting started Here is a blog discussing some [...]