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About 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
@manageri306285 - Thanks for sharing the info in regards to your lab tests with Pure Storage. Atleast it provides some understanding of how they are performing in real world situation. Did you test other feature set like Replication (Sync and Async) plus perform a cost…
About 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
Guys, do we really need to have an argument here which honestly doesn't reflect well on all involved? Many people don't post openly on forums because they aren't interested in unnecessary chatter. Vendors start arguing amongst themselves and/or with end users instead of…
About 6 years ago
Answered a question: Pure Storage or NetApp for VDI?
To answer your question directly since you chose to enquire about only two vendors - I would go say that PureStorage would be ahead of NetApp. One major benefit PureStorage has is that its built from ground up with no linkages to old software. Second aspect is that as a new…

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About me

I am a Senior IT professional, former VMUG Leader, and community collaborator with more than 16 years of enterprise experience. Expert at deploying new solutions and innovative technologies using out of the box strategies. I have a track record of getting things done successfully.

Industry titles and community awards include -

- Member of EMC Technical Advisory Board 2014-15

- vExpert and EMC Elect 2013, 2014, 2015

- Member of EMC Technical Advisory Panel 2012

- Keynote speaker at VMware Forum in Winnipeg in 2010 and 2011

My article 'Storage Performance for the practical world' was selected for publication in EMC Proven Professional Knowledge Sharing Competition 2014.

My specific area of expertise is IT Infrastructure design, architecture, and performance tuning.

Career Highlights -

- Provide vision, planning, and architecture for highly successful IT Infrastructure environments

- Virtualized high performance enterprise workloads, implemented automation, and operationalized best practice methodology

- In each major project I have documented and demonstrated in clear terms savings upwards of $500k to $2M

- Highly specialized performance tuning skills - in some cases I have identified and resolved complex performance issues that even vendor's own resources struggled to identify

- Held numerous knowledge sharing sessions and mentoring to team members, colleagues, and social network

Technology Product Expertise:

- Diverse Unix/Linux Platforms - RHEL, Ubuntu, CentOS, HP-UX

- Cloud Platforms - Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air

- Virtualization Technologies - VMware and HyperV

- EMC VNX 5800, VNX5700, CX4-960, VNXe 3150, Data Domain 2500

- IBM TSM, Commvault, Veritas Net Backup, CA Arcserve, and HP Data Protector

- Tibco, MQ Series, Websphere

- EMC Recoverpoint, VMWare SRM