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Month: July 2020

Monday Hot Takes [Episode 3]: Machine Learning isn’t Neutral
Monday Hot Take

Monday Hot Takes [Episode 3]: Machine Learning isn’t Neutral

Welcome to Monday Hot Takes Episode 3! This week's hot take is about machine learning and facial recognition (again!). Let me know what you think in the comments! For more info on digital literacy, please check out our Digital Literacy channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZveACHa-44 Hot Take: Machine Learning is not nuetral! Lots of outcry over this Harrisburg University blog post touting that a data science research team had created a machine learning algorithm that could detect criminals only by examining a face. (That post was later replaced with this one). This research was to be included in an academic series published by Springer Publishing called Springer Nature — Research Book Series: Transactions on Computational Science and Computational Intelligence. (it has s...
Monday Hot Takes [Episode 5]: Yes, You Can Virtualize GPUs for Compute!
Monday Hot Take

Monday Hot Takes [Episode 5]: Yes, You Can Virtualize GPUs for Compute!

Here are the show notes from Monday Hot Takes Episode 5, recorded on 7/13/2020. Did you know you can virtualize GPUs for compute (for ML/DL/AI)? You can! On Google Cloud, as well as on-premises with VMware (Bitfusion makes that pretty easy!). More in this episode! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW-ttHevwSQ&t=1s Hot Take 1: Virtualize GPUs with Google Compute Engine VMs Google had big announcements last week leading up to this Google Next this week, including announcing a Compute Engine A2 (Accelerator Optimized) Virtual Machines with NVIDIA Ampere A100 GPUs in the google enterprise cloud. This is the 1st A100 based offering in the public cloud. You can get up to 16 GPUs with 1 VM. They make the multi-GPU workloads faster with NVIDIA HGX server platform which offers NVLink GP...
Monday Hot Take [Episode 6]: Dell Selling VMware?
Monday Hot Take

Monday Hot Take [Episode 6]: Dell Selling VMware?

Here are the show notes for this week's Monday Hot Take: Is Dell Selling Off VMware? Will Dell actually sell of its majority share in VMware, and what will that mean for both companies? Let me know what you think in the comments! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_GPHEjnX58&feature=youtu.be Hot Take: Is Dell Selling VMware? I’m the first to admit that I don’t get the stock market, I really don’t understand it and it seems like you’re playing with your money. I have a Tech Breakfast Podcast episode queued up on the topic, hope that helps me out! I’m a VMware shareholder, so of course I’m trying to understand the news that came out last week. Here’s what I *think* I know: Dell’s shares in VMware are somehow related to the old EMC tracking stock.This is about paying down (...
The Story of the Edge
Product Strategy

The Story of the Edge

The Edge is a confusing topic, but it is definitely going to play a big role in the future of IT. I wrote this blog series on the Edge and related topics for the Aruba Blog, and wanted to share the content here. This was a pretty easy exercise because Aruba has just TONS of great technical content about all of their offerings, and of course they have lots of offerings to support the Edge. So I worked hard to highlight and link to their content in these posts (more on that further down in this post). Disclosure: I was compensated by Gestalt IT to write this blog series for Aruba. What is The Edge I know I'm taking a chance here, but I wanted to start by defining the Edge. That's what I did in the first post Edge Architectures Enable the Future. Check it out, and let me know ...
Review: TFDx PoweredUp event
Tech Field Day

Review: TFDx PoweredUp event

I participated in the TFDx PoweredUp event in June 2020. This post is a round-up of the content I created and my experience at the event. Before I get started, I should say that I was not paid for participating in the event, and I was not required to create any content as a condition of participation. In full transparency, I was sent a goody/swag box. That was very nice and yummy. Thank you Tech Field Day and Dell Storage team! Product Marketing Overview I want to start my review of the PoweredUp event with a look from a product marketing perspective. I don't know for sure if this happens, but I do know as a product marketer we look for events to use as launch vehicles. Product management tells us when the new releases will be ready, and we scour the calendar for the be...
Monday Hot Take [Episode 4]: VMware acquires Datrium
Monday Hot Take

Monday Hot Take [Episode 4]: VMware acquires Datrium

Here are the show notes for this week's Monday Hot Take: VMware acquires Datrium. What do you think will happen, will they keep it as #DRaaS? Will they use it for HCI? Let me know in the comments. Be sure to like and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfbWqYGo9dY Hot take this week: VMware announces intent to acquire Datrium Hot Take: VMware acquires Datrium VMware's stated intent is to expand the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. After the deal closes, the Datrium disaster recovery (DR) service will expand on the existing performance-optimized VMware Site Recovery DRaaS solution with a cost-optimized option.Link: https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2020/07/01/vmware-draas/ Picture via Datrium's Website Datrium ...