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Cloudways Hosting Review

I think many of us are on a constant search for a decent hosting provider.  Personally I have used GoDaddy, BlueHost, a few random ones and most recently SiteGround.  As times change so has site traffic use cases, and my needs.  SiteGround was actually really goo initially and their initial sign up cost was pretty decent.  Where they get you …

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Why I Truly Hate Virtual Events as Both a Speaker and Attendee

The last few weeks I have been pretty vocal about this topic, as if I am one to hide my opinions on some things.  I do think this will become a split debate almost like a religious debate.  There is clearly two factions to this problem, but I wanted to consolidate my thoughts on why I have issues with this …

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NextDNS Now Works With The Ubiquiti Secure Gateway

For some time people know I’ve become a fan of the new service provided by NextDNS and it just got better.  In my first post about the service, the only issue I really had was the lack of a block page and lack of direct integration with the Ubiquiti Secure Gateway (USG) product.  Well as of this past weekend that …

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Take a Spin With The Cohesity Qualifying Lap

Are you a blogger or technologist, that was wanted to get more information about Cohesity and maybe even get your hands on the software in your own home lab?  Well since joining Cohesity, whenever I talk to folks that want to do videos, or write content about the product their first question was, “How do I get my hands on …

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Introduction To And Review of NextDNS.IO

The last few years, the concern about secure internet browsing, as well as, privacy have become a pretty big concern for most people I know.  I am pretty sure at this point most websites we use are secure with SSL, if they are not something is truly wrong.  However, for some time there has still been the concern of your …

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So Your House Got Struck By Lightning, Now What?

Saturday July 20th, approximately 1:33pm, it was raining, a storm cell was going through like one has 100 times since I move to Tennessee.  I was alone and I heard couple good thunder boomers off in the distance, but I went on about my business.  Julie was out grocery shopping at the time.  I was standing in the basement, getting …

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Could Have, Should Have, Would Have….

Some days you wake up and wonder ‘What If..?”  For whatever reason today was that day.  I woke up thinking about what would be different if I did this, or made that decision instead.  I pledged a long time ago to myself never to day “Should’ve, Could’ve, Would’ve”, but as the years go by it’s hard not to wonder.  Some …

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One Man’s View Of IT Burnout

There has been a lot of threads in recent years about “IT Burnout” amongst people in the technology circles.  Until recently, I guess I never really put much thought into it.  You know, you wake up, workout, shower, sit down at your computer by 08:00 or sooner, and generally you never stop until you actually put your head on the …

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How To Configure NSX IPSEC VPN With AWS, Azure, and GCP

The last few weeks I have been putting together a new lab for my team at Cohesity to use for live demos.  Part of the overall design was to allow for VPN connections to the various clouds that Cohesity supports so we can demonstrate real world use cases with Cloud Editions running real-time in each cloud connected back to the …

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The Endless Search For A Decent WordPress Hosting Provider

  We have all been there I think.  Since the first day we spun up our first website or blog.  Get a domain name, fire up some web hosting, build your site and then move on.  I can honestly say for the last eight or more years I have been endlessly searching for a better hosting provider for various sites.  …

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How To Deploy the Cohesity Azure Cloud Edition

Not only am I still new to Cohesity, but I’ve honestly never even touched Microsoft Azure until this week.  As Jon Hildebrand and I have been preparing a live demo environment for Microsoft Ignite, we decided we needed to build a Cohesity Azure Cloud Edition.  What I wanted to do was put into some simple terms the steps needed to …

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My ActualTech Media Cohesity VMworld 2018 Interview

Once again I was in attendance at VMworld 2018, this year working for Cohesity.  I had the chance to get together with long time friend David Davis from ActualTech Media.  I may have been losing my voice a bit by the time we did the interview, and was possibly rambling.  However, I think some of the cool points came across …

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First Impressions and Hands On With Cohesity

Okay, so it’s been just over 3 weeks since I joined Cohesity.  Last week I was finally able to get a bit hands on with the Cohesity Virtual Edition (VE) in my home lab to record some videos for VMworld.  Yeah I got tossed right into that even with only a couple weeks on the payroll, but hey I like …

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Jumping On Board The Rocket That Is Cohesity

It seems like not to long ago I wrote one of these posts when I started with Tintri.  Today literally wraps up my second week on the job and I can say this place truly is a rocket ship.  I heard people refer to it that way but I didn’t really understand it until I came out to HQ and …

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