Category Archive: Personal

Apr 12

An Introduction to Oracle ZFS Storage – A Heavy Hitting Performance Solution for VMware environments 1/2

This is a two-part blog post that will provide you with an overview of Oracle ZFS and how it relates to VMware environments. The first part (this blog post) will introduce Oracle ZFS storage and discuss the architectural fundamentals and how they benefit VMware workloads. The second part will look at VMware specific support, integration …

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Mar 24

Update – A hiatus? Yes please!

Happy new year! I hope that my readers have had a good break and are fully refreshed to hit 2016 running, I know for me it is going to be a defining year after 2015. (its now March and 2015 seems a long time ago!). I have not blogged for a while and have been …

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Dec 25

Merry Xmas!

Just a quick post to wish you all a very merry Xmas and a prosperous New Year – Eat and drink everything in front of you today! See you all soon.

Jun 11

An update from the desk of the (re)inventor.

Earlier this year, I tweeted that 2014 is a great year to re-baseline and reinvent yourself. What I didn’t know then that I realise now was how much I was going to do this.  So what has been reinvented and created change for me in my personal life and professional life? A new wife – …

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Aug 19

Back from Holiday “Vacation” and VMworld

Finally back from an epic time in the US of A,  VMworld next week.  I was intending on doing a post on the leadup to VMworld including a timetable of events I will be attending.  For those who are going, get in touch – would be great to catch up/meet some of you..  HP are …

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May 30

vExpert 2013 award

        Yesterday, VMware announced this years awardees with the prestigious  vExpert 2013 title, an award that has been around since 2009 to recognise individuals on their contributions to the global virtualization and cloud community.  The list is put together by VMware and in particular John Troyer (@JohnTroyer) and the VMware Social Media & Community Team- …

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Dec 27

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

 Just a quick post to wish you all a happy and safe christmas, and a fantastic new year! I know there are some really exciting things on the horizon for HP Storage and VMware technologies alike – better integration and better synergy between the two. Next year is going to be wild… Andre

Jun 22

Many blog posts to come

Been busy – I am half way through a series of blog posts including the HP 3PAR NinjaThin Assessment tool for virtual environments.   Watch this space, thanks for all your emails also.   A

Jan 06

Happy New Year.

First off, happy new year.  Last year was great and some exciting changes happened:   1) I changed roles/companies. 2) vSphere 5 announced/released by VMWare. 3) All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup.   Here’s to another great year!

Oct 12

Blog hacked..

Thanks to a inadequate web hosting backup strategy, and a person with too much time on their hands.  cloud-land has been hacked through a vulnerability in the wordpress theme I was using. The result is many posts (along with associated files/screen dumps) have been lost.  I have managed to salvage some posts prior to this …

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Aug 12

Schoolsnet – A blast from the past.

I was sitting in a catch-up session with the other two members of my local DCT cloud team today and one of them mentioned a piece of work he was involved in some years ago for local schools in the state of Victoria, Australia. Having grown up in New Zealand (The land of the long …

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Jul 18

Welcome

My name is Andre Carpenter, I am a IT technologist from New Zealand working as a Consulting Solutions Architect at HP working in the Data Centre Transformation, Virtualisation and Cloud presales team based in Melbourne Australia. I also work with the APJ wider storage consulting practice just to spice things up. My focus within the …

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