Joe Hernick

Profile of Joe Hernick

IT Director
Blog Posts: 54

Joe Hernick is in his seventh year as director of academic technology at Suffield Academy, where he teaches, sits on the Academic Committee, provides faculty training and is a general proponent of information literacy. He was formerly the director of IT and computer studies chair at the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, CT, and spent 10 years in the insurance industry as a director and program manager at CIGNA.

Articles by Joe Hernick

Your Dedupe Sweet Spot

Running out of storage space? Running out of money? I feel for ya, buddy. Most of us are in a rough spot in the real world looking for a place to cram all our stuff; half the programming on cable channels seems to be about folks de-cluttering their homes, getting rid of stuff they don't need and culling the crap they do keep (10 teddy bears gone-hubby gets to retain one childhood keepsake... belt-buckle collection sold at garage sale- wife gets to keep her 1st place rodeo buckle... you get the i

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Symantec Buying AppStream

The biggest news out of ManageFusion so far? Symantec bought AppStream last night & is rolling 'em into the newly formed 'Endpoint Virtualization' group.

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VM Sprawl?

We all know how it starts. You said, 'sure, just this once.' Someone said, 'psst, buddy, try this out.'

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Cradle To Grave, Baby

Virtual Center can support 200 hosts and 2,000 VMs. VMware's new Lifecycle Manager offers hope to automate and track those thousands of containers...

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VMware To Double R&D Presence In India

VMware's Bangalore engineering office to grow to 1,000+ in two years. Add in 200 or so other sales and support employees, 160 channel partners, university partnerships and many customers across India to look at the big picture.

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Liquid Computing Wants To Virtualize Everything

I've been digging into I/O virtualization lately and ended up speaking with some folks who want to virtualize everything. Everything. Data I/O. Network. Entire physical servers. Liquid Computing is hoping to be the next major disruption in the force.

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8 Gb FC, Qlogic, HP, And VM I/O

I've spent the better part of the last week reconfiguring gear in the virtualization test lab, getting reacquainted with machine specs and idiosyncrasies. We have a variety of servers connected to a Dell, nee EqualLogic, iSCSI SAN. Half of our HP servers and one Xserve also have 2 Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, unused since we lost our FC SAN. Remember when those 2 Gb FC connections seemed zippy? 4 Gb HBAs have been on the market for a couple years, and a number of recent 8 Gb FC solutions are

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Novell On Virtualization

Novell's Richard Whitehead and I sat down to a lively discussion on the trials and tribulations of VM management. Whitehead was good enough to remind me of Novell's open source chops on SUSE and Xen...

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October in London?

So you liked trekking to Cannes for VMworld? Pony up for autumn in the U.K. to attend the vendor-independent "Virtualization Congress."

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VMworld Wrap

VMworld Europe offered a bunch o' news. I/O is big. IOV is getting bigger. VMware and others came out strong on systems management and security tools. I guess they have been listening to their customers.

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Does WebOS = Virtualization?

An Indy-based independent consultant I know turned me on to Stoneware, makers of a webOS, not the heavy stuff your mother-in-law collects. Will they break into the desktop virt market?

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CA Surveys 300 IT Execs

Last fall CA hit up IT management at shops earning $250M+ revenue to check the pulse of virtualization. 300 professionals from the US, UK, Germany, Australia and Korea replied. They're sharing the goods.

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No Detente In Sight

VMware and Citrix have been stepping on each other's toes. A bunch. Will they meet somewhere in the middle, or are they shooting for winner takes all?

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vThere: A Fine Model Mashup

Sentillion saw a business opportunity, talked to its customers, and mashed up a novel solution to a problem that already had a couple of "answers."...

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Another Monday

Today was one of those days that makes you wonder 'just how may PR firms are working the virtualization sector?'

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No iSCSI Love From Apple

I'm not ready to drop $200 for a Leopard-friendly iSCSI initiator for the test lab. Aside from writing our own it looks like Atto Technology's Xtend SAN is the only game in town.

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Virtualization Blogging For Fun And Profit

I???ve had a number of recent requests for additional virtualization sites and resources. While I???m reluctant to admit that one might need to find valuable info outside of Network Computing or InformationWeek, read on to find my favorite bloggers and vendor sites on the topic.

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Parallels Server Public Beta

Mac admins rejoice. Others may want to read, too. SWSoft/Parallels has just released the first virtualization platform for hosting Mac OS on Apple/Intel hardware. Yes, it does Windows, too. Oh, and it runs on non-Apple hardware, with a catch.

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Management Issues, CA-Style

CA's design goals for an ASM-managed ESX shop? How about dynamic resource brokering per host to optimize application performance, holding VMotioning as a last resort rather than a first step. Oh, and reducing the menial workload for high-cost VM talent in your IT shop.

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Virtualization... How 'Bout Them Apples?

Apple relaxes licensing language on Leopard Server to permit virtualized instances, Leopard runs VMware Fusion on Intel, MS Virtual PC on PPC chips. The future for Mac Virtualization looks bright for those who care.

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More Fun With Freeware

For those of you who read my last blog post, virtualization wasn???t the problem. You may recall my minor tiff with vendor support over a building maintenance system. The support tech was stonewalling problem resolution ???til we ran their SW...

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Test Lab Begins To Form

We're taking our first baby steps as gear starts to arrive for our virtualization test lab. To get things rolling, we've fired up a couple of open-source platforms while we wait for our our ESX testbed to arrive....

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Good Business Model During a Gold Rush? Sell Picks and Shovels

I met with Hugh Kelly of Canton, Massachusetts based Network Engines this week to discuss his company???s virtual appliance solution. Their business model doesn???t actually sell appliances; Network Engines offers a service to software vendors, appliance-izing solutions for other development...

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Welcome, Welcome

Hello to all and a big thank you to Art for kicking of the Virtualization Immersion Center blog for me. To paraphrase Lloyd Bridges, Looks like I picked the wrong week to be off-line....

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Vista in the Enterprise

Death. Taxes. Vista. Face it--some things are inevitable. We surveyed over 500 readers about the good, the bad and the ugly of Microsoft's latest desktop OS and developed a

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