Anyone can do it, right? Blog that is, all you need is an Internet connected device and an opinion. Since the beginning of this year I have 34 posts before this one for a respectable pace, though my pace has slowed considerably of late. Overcoming physics is not generally easy, which explains why I have not been able to figure out a way through some parasitic drag to maintain a brisk pace. No shortage of opinions, got Internet too, so it must be the presence of multiple activities in relative proximity contributing to some of my personal interference drag.
Someone who makes blogging look very easy also happens to be working with Drobo to host a live event later this week Friday 9/21: no PPT, several survey questions, lots of analysis and advice from Scott Lowe (@otherscottlowe). Everyone is welcome, and if you are a smaller shop (<250 users), we especially welcome your input! Participants will be entered to win a Drobo B800i iSCSI SAN system, providing you with >30TB of storage! It’s a $2,999 value and perfect for a virtualization lab at home (and your personal data and media . REGISTER NOW for the live chat.
Scott is the perfect guy to host this type of live chat & survey and help me kick start the pace of my posts. One of my favorite Scott Lowe blog posts of all time is from TechRepublic on the topic of Calculating IOPS in a storage array. Hard to believe it is already 2+ years old, but it is a truly timeless must-read. Why? So few have endeavored to break down this topic, yet it is the one of the top things impacting virtualization today. I recommend that you read this before the live chat. BTW, Drobo has cool hybrid SAN storage with SSDs (also on TechRepublic)!
Net = Participate in the survey live this Friday, odds of winning B800i for your home setup are very good. Expect hundreds but not thousands in relative proximity as respondents so low interference drag, way better odds than your local Lottery for a $2,999 prize. If you can’t make it live, check out the blog next week to get a 2nd chance at the survey and prize with lower odds that are still fantastic.