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Loose coupling – Winning strategy for hardware, software and processes

With all of the SDDC (Software Defined Data Center) and SDN (Software Defined Networking) coming into the fore these days, it is good to take a look at exactly why it is getting serious focus, and what particular qualities make it a winning strategy. I’ve mentioned the term loosely coupled systems among my peers for quite a while, and it has …

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SDS? SDN? Understanding the Control Plane versus the Data Plane

In a Software Defined world, we are facing lots of new challenges with bringing people up to speed with the intricacies of what makes any of our core components “Software Defined”. With EMC bringing out their new ViPR (Virtualization Platform Re-imagined  aka Project Bourne), we now have another entry into the Software Defined Storage side of the environments. For the real …

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I Love Biking and Hate Cancer, and I Need your Help

Thank you for visiting to read about this very important subject to me. On June 8th and 9th I will be doing two things that I love dearly: riding a bike and raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer. It wasn’t too many years ago that I got the call. It was the call that my father didn’t …

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Updating (same as parent folder) records with DNSCMD and PowerShell

In an earlier post on the site (Microsoft DNS record updates using PowerShell and DNSCMD) I noted how PowerShell cannot natively update records in MS DNS, however we could leverage the DNSCMD command and pass parameters using a simple PowerShell script. A couple of comments came in regarding the records which are in DNS listed with a name of “same …