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23 Things Only 90s Sysadmins will Remember

Sometimes it’s a beautiful combination of laugh-inducing and cringeworthy as we look back on the start of our careers in IT. University and College students starting this September will have grown up entirely post-Y2K. Having grown up in enterprise IT through the 90s, I bet that you can share these things that will make you smile a little. Feel free …

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All about:virtualization

Thanks to the great community that has been build around virtualization, cloud, and everything that I’ve been writing about for many years, I have been given some great opportunities to create content to share in those communities. In my role as Technology Evangelist for Turbonomic, I get to contribute to a very cool community blog which is called about:virtualization that …

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DiscoPosse Review: The Phoenix Project

This book is indescribably awesome. That could be the review itself, but I want to dive into how I discovered this book and what makes it such an amazing read. At the most recent Toronto VMUG full-day event we were lucky enough to have Nick Weaver as our keynote speaker with a great presentation titled Automation Generation. For those who …

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What Jaws taught me about Information Technology

Sometimes the greatest life lessons can be inspired by other events. Perhaps a movie, song or something that inspires you to think differently about something that you do in life and at work. What I’ve learned, and want to share with you today, is that a lot of great strategies and lessons in IT and Systems Architecture can use the …