Rant: Oh, You Want It To Work As Well ?


When we spend millions of dollars on a network product we don’t actually expect it to work. That’s why it is completely normal to see job advertisement for a 5 day contract engagement to perform a validation that product doesn’t have any bugs. Think about the cost incurred by this company to check if this Cisco Nexus is actually fit for purpose.

Rant: VMware vCheese Becomes vChAir – Logo Parody


VMware announced the vCloud Hosted Services a while back and it was mostly known as vCheese for short. This week it was rebranded as “vCloud Air Network” and that is too much of a mouthful to keep saying as well. Don’t these marketing people live in the real world ? Lets me share my suggestion …….

Rant: Living with Legacy and Public Cloud Farting

Click Those Brogues Together

No matter how hard the clouderati click the heels of their brogues together and repeat “public cloud is better” , the simple fact is that most companies have large amounts of IT infrastructure that works just fine and is profitable. To make matters worse, the cost of transformation exceeds the potential financial return while creating […]

ITIL is “Not Failing” Instead of Lean “Success”


The entire purpose of ITIL was to manage failure and that’s why working in companies using is such a miserable work life. ITIL is focussing on the problem of failure instead of creating success. Welcome to the mis-managed IT process of “not failing” but also “not good” infrastructure of 2014. Yes, I’m all ranty and agitated about it.

Rant: Must Login To Get Manuals for Dell Force10


In 2013, there is no excuse for this. Dell Force10 mandates that I must register to get access to any information about the product. Getting access to manuals should be freely available. As an independent consultant, I need to perform paper review of your product and this means access to manuals. I don’t have an […]

Rant: 5 Reasons Why TweetChats are Spam

There plenty of things about participating on Twitter that are annoying. Photos of food, location message like “I’m at a cheap chain restaurant” eating the same food as everyone else or even “You got to the first level of $game”. But the worst things for me are Tweet Chats where people start randomly spewing out […]

Rant: Everything at Cisco is a “Game”

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Is everything at Cisco a game ? Cisco is changing the game, reducing complexity and making it simpler for enterprises to deliver and manage application delivery to users. Cisco ISR-AX is Now a Part of the Integrated Services Router Family!. Protecting Our Networks: It’s a Team Game Now! Cisco is changing the game for B2B […]