Reflections On Steve Jobs – His Impact on My Career

posted October 6, 2011, 4:37 PM by

Nathan Biggs (@nathanbiggs), CEO

I hope that you will indulge a personal retrospective in this post. Just moments ago, my daughter looked on her iPhone and gasped as she read the news that Steve Jobs had passed away. For a…

Storage Performance Metrics

posted October 3, 2011, 4:40 PM by

Dave Welch (@OraVBCA), CTO and Chief Evangelist
Storage Performance Metrics
This blog entry is the continuation of the blog entry dated August 5, 2011
Average Read Time
Sustained peaks of >20ms for no more than about five minutes
Un-cached random reads
Assuming 90% read, 10%…

Blending of IT Administrator Roles

posted August 5, 2011, 2:36 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

As we move forward, there are more layers in the system stack. Virtualization is being introduced for a whole bunch of reasons, each of which is justification alone in my mind for doing so.


Oracle announces RAC-on-VMware Support

posted November 9, 2010, 2:42 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

It’s official. Yesterday Oracle announced support for RAC or newer on VMware. No exclusions or conditions.

I laud Oracle Corp. for their decision. They are going to sell more RAC as a result of…

Naked Consulting – A Model that Fits House of Brick

posted May 21, 2010, 2:46 PM by

Nathan Biggs, CEO

I just finished reading Patrick Lencioni’s newest book Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding The Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty for the third time since its publication. I have long been a fan of Lencioni’s business…

Oracle Executives’ Keynotes at OOW ’09

posted October 22, 2009, 2:57 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

During Sunday’s Partner Event keynote, Larry Ellison said,”I think it’s enormously exciting that we can take this great company Sun and combine it with another great company Oracle and then merge those technologies and…

Oracle Open World 2009 – Tuesday

posted October 14, 2009, 3:02 PM by

Dave Welch, CTO and Chief Evangelist

Oracle has somehow managed to stay out of USA Today and the Wall Street Journal so far this week, according to what I have noticed. Expect that to change today with Larry Ellison’s keynote,…