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Why do you blade?

What is the world view of a blade owner?  Do you do it for the server or the infrastructure? 


"Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters." - Maggie Tufu, The Engines of God, page 398


A knowledge of trends among your customers in
art
(music, hairstyle, clothing, jewelry, etc.)
brands
(cars, bikes, computers, magazines, etc.) and
heroes (the cultural icons they admire)
will be the only clues you need.

Cook better with HP Virtual Connect

The Virtual Connect cookbook has been out for awhile, but we heard from a lot of folks that no one knew about it.  Enter the communication power of the blade blog. 


Some of our best field engineers collaborated with current customers using Virtual Connect to create this de facto, technical guide.  It's not only chock full of the expert advice to keep your planning and deployment times from boiling over, but it also includes the tips and tricks to help you add that special touch that shows your CIO you really care.


You can download the official Virtual Connect Cookbook it here.


Bon Appetite!

Top 10 Application Scalability Mistakes

John Coggeshall, Chief Technology Officer of Automotive Computer Services posted a great presentation full with a lot of advice for maximizing the scalability of your applications and for avoiding some of the most common mistakes. 


Wrong Approach: Reactive


- Write your app
- Deploy it
- Watch it blow up
- Try to fix it
- If you're lucky, you might succeed "enough"
- If you're unlucky . . .

Correct Approach: Proactive


Know your performance goals up front and make sure your application si living up to them as part of the development process


How many billions does IBM need to screw in a light bulb?

If I see one more press release from IBM announcing another one billion dollar investment, I'm going to have to start a new line of jokes.  Seriously, have you ever noticed that every time IBM wants to get in the news with something that's just barely news worthy, they add "$1 Billion" to the subhead? 


What's even funnier is it seems to be a magical marketing formula that never gets old for reporters and hasn't since the 1970's. Furthermore, has anyone ever added up all the billions of dollars spent?  Well, I did. Sort of. 

A Google search for now reveals:


1 Billion


Hey!  That's over half a million hits!  Is that newsworthy?  


Just curious.


Jason 

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