Installing VMware vRO on a Scale Computing Cluster

Hopefully you’ve had time to read my blog on getting VMware vRealize Operations Manager (vRO) running on Ravello Systems cloud platform. Since I recently took delivery of a Scale Computing cluster (kindly gifted to me by the lovely people at Scale, thanks @bocanuts) and I’ve been playing with image installs… Read More

Erasure Coding For Fun and Profit

As part of Data Field Day 1, we spoke to a company called HGST. A team from HGST actually invented the hard drive back in the 1950s, not far from their current office in Silicon Valley. They’ve been bought a sold a few times, most recently to Western Digital, and… Read More

Tech Companies With An OPiuM Problem, Part 3

If you haven’t read them already, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in this series. We discussed the rule of thumb for investor returns of 10-20x money raised in the first post in this series. Let’s have a look at some numbers that we actually know to see if… Read More