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New Article: Building a Virtual NVMe Drive

My latest article just hit the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Building a Virtual NVMe Drive.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. Often, older or slower hardware remains in place while the rest of the environment or world updates to the latest and greatest technologies; take, for example, Non-Volatile …

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New Article: Linux Device Mapper Writecache

So, as almost all of you know by now, Linux Journal is no more. But that does not mean that my writing has stopped. In fact, a new piece just landed the website of ADMIN Magazine called “Linux Device Mapper Writecache.” ADMIN Magazine is owned by Linux News Media, owners of Linux Magazine. Anyway, look …

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Virtualization versus Containers: Is there a clear winner? Does it really matter?

What prompted this rant? Well, I recently read through a post on the Red Hat company blog, Where are my Containers? Are my VMs Dead? There was one particular line that bothered me though: Will virtual machines disappear? No. Not anytime soon. This implies that the one day, container technology will eventually replace traditional virtual …

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Decentralizing the Data Center: Hybrid Cloud, Multi-Cloud and more

It has been a short while since my last real post (due to my recent travels). But here I am, and I wish to take the time to focus on a recent trend that has been both fascinating and intriguing to me; that is, the evolving data center. In an earlier post, I spent a …

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What is Edge [and Fog] Computing and How is it Redefining the Data Center?

Some of you may have noticed that a hot new buzzword is circulating the Internet: Edge Computing. Truth be told, this is probably a buzzword you should be paying attention to. It is creating enough of a hype for the Linux Foundation to define edge computing and its associated concepts in an Open Glossary of …

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