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Chia Plotting and Farming on My 2016 MacBook

If there’s one thing I’m good for, it is the latest Internet sensation.  I started paying with cryptocurrencies several years ago to play the CryptoKitties game, which was based on Ethereum.  Let me tell you, those were some expensive digital cats, and I didn’t bother playing it for very long. This week, I started farming …

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How to Use Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshots

One of the things I have always found amazing with Veeam is the Backup from Storage Snapshots feature.  The quick description of this amazing feature is that it performs your backup from your storage snapshot versus a vSphere snapshot.   While it still takes a VMware snapshot of your virtual machine, the snapshot is open …

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My Sessions at #NetAppInsight 2016

This year, I’ll be heading to #NetAppInsight Las Vegas for the first time as a presenter.  NetApp Insight is where the original Vanna White FlexPod pose originated back in 2012, if you’ve been keeping track of those.  Little did I know back then that I would be attending NetApp Insight as a presenter on the Converged …

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Clustered Data ONTAP, Laying a Foundation for a Virtual Data Center

As I’m sure many of you know, I work for NetApp as a Systems Engineer.  Before I worked for NetApp, I was a  NetApp customer, but not in the way you may be thinking.  You see, I wasn’t a storage engineer, I was a virtualization engineer.  About half of my environment had a NetApp storage …

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