Displaying articles for: 09-30-2012 - 10-06-2012
There's no point in me whining about not being able to go to VMworld Barcelona because my wife and daughter are on a fabulous European trip and someone needed to stay home with our son (ok - I guess I just slipped in some whining).
If you're off to VMworld, I wanted to give you a few more tips. As with VMworld in San Francisco, HP is a Global Diamond Sponsor and it should be pretty easy to find us there. Here are a few places to find HP.
I've been sitting on video of a security dramatization that the Nth Generation Players did at the recent Nth Generation Symposium I attended. I had talked to Rich Baldwin (founder and former CEO of Nth) who was thrilled that his team had found another way to make an event new and fresh - I've never seen drama used at a tech event but this was done very effectively. And lucky for me, they did it a second time because the first time I didn't have my Zoom Handy (audio recorded) connected to the sound board. The video is longer than most I do but interesting in my opinion.
My last blog post was a podcast with Juan Ramirez, Senior Director of IT for the Tampa Bay Rays, discussing how Juan and the Rays use information technology in their business. Today I have another podcast with Juan but focused on storage and their decision to replace their previous SAN (from a competitor) with an HP 3PAR.
Also, while visiting Juan at Tropicana Field, he took me into his data center and showed me his infrastructure. I grabbed my video camera and got video of this.
A couple of weeks ago I had a podcast that I had done with Andrew Friedman who manages baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays. I was honored to visit the Rays in St. Pete's with my son with the intention of also doing podcasts or videos with Juan Ramirez, the Senior Director of IT for the Rays.
Juan took my son and I on a tour of Tropicana Field including stops in the Rays clubhouse, the stingray pool where Cameron got to feed the stingrays and on the field for batting practice, where Cameron got to meet several players including visiting star Josh Hamilton. We had an incredible time! In fact, we spent so much time taking in the stadium (followed by fantastic seats at the game) that we ran out of time to do the podcast. I was a bit embarrassed by that since that was my reason for going to Tampa Bay but never fear, Juan and I did a couple of podcasts via Skype.
In part 1, Juan and I talk about how the Rays and Tropicana Field utilizes technology to drive their business. I remember when I was with Juan at Tropicana Field, he mentioned that almost everything at the stadium - including lights, AC, radio and TV broadcasting, HD video on the large video screens, and more - go through the network he manages. But from Juan's perspective, the most important thing he does is help baseball operations to put the best team on the field that they can.