Archive for March, 2013

The Importance of Making Quick Decisions

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Decision makingAs with so many things in life, I’ve found through experience just how critical and rare it is to have the ability to make quick decisions. Nowhere is this more important than in business, but it can also apply to just about any activity in one’s life. Making quick decisions is not the same as making uninformed decisions or decisions without any substance. No, making quick decisions is having the facts and being able to confidently take an action based on those facts and one’s analysis. There is no point lingering, questioning yourself over and over, and anguishing and tormenting over the facts.The facts are not going to change, and, likely, your first decision had merit to begin with or you never would have went down that road. (more…)

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Dell Bare Metal Provisioning 3.0 Demo [Video]

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

In my last blog post, I discussed Dell’s Bare Metal Provisioning 3.0 (BMP 3.0) technology that just rolled out in the release of FTOS 9.1 for Dell S4810 and Dell Z9000. Well now you can see BMP in action. Just visit the following page on Dell’s website here, Dell Tech Center YouTube channel here, or just see the video directly below. (more…)

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Dell Bare Metal Provisioning 3.0 – Automate the Network

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Dell FTOSToday Dell released FTOS 9.1 for its Z9000 and S4810 data center switches. A lot of cool features have been added to the ubiquitous switch operating system, perhaps most notably the support for OpenFlow. However, in this blog I will be discussing one feature, Bare Metal Provisioning (BMP), that I worked extensively with and heavily promote, as I truly believe it’s a powerful utility to further help network engineers automate their networks for greater resiliency. (more…)

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Harnessing the Power of Dreams?

Monday, March 4th, 2013

DreamDreaming or dreams have always fascinated me. What is this process? What are dreams? Most people would agree that they fly through our minds unremembered. The Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud is best remembered for the analysis and work around the interpretation of dreams, associating most of them with some sort of sexual symbols expressing forbidden sexual urges hidden deep within our unconscious minds. (more…)

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