Jesse Gilleland

I've worked in the storage arena for close to 20 years now, directly for EMC Corporation for a number of them, and indirectly for them (as a consultant) for the remainder.

Most commented posts

  1. IBM XIV…. — 40 comments
  2. The Different Flavors of EMC TimeFinder — 27 comments
  3. Blades vs. Virtual — 21 comments
  4. Cisco FCIP and SRDF — 20 comments
  5. Still bored… — 18 comments

Author's posts

Cloud Computing….

I’ve told people that if you “…can’t point to the system that is hosting your application, it’s technically in the cloud.” A simple two-node VMWare cluster, technology that’s been around for years, is suddenly a “Private Cloud”

Signing off….

I started this blog in September, 2006. I was working as a storage administrator for “Loan To Learn” a small student loan company in Sterling, Virginia. It was an amazing challenge. We built an enterprise environment from the ground up in amazing time. Overcoming odds, battling beasts, etc. It was great fun. It’s a pity …

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Should you virtualize a single host?

Um…yes?  Kind of an obvious question in the grand scheme…  In fact I’m really surprised it’s not done more often. In the grand scheme of things.  Why wouldn’t a small business use something that’s FREE and gives them the ability to maximize their (usually minimal) hardware investment? I have a customer, one of those little …

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*MY* 9/11 post….

I’m not going to go into the details of what I was doing on the day it happened.  I’ve been there, and it doesn’t do anyone any good to wallow in their misery. It amazes me that we choose to re-traumatize ourselves every year on the anniversary…complete with graphic visuals and droning, repetitive descriptions of …

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An argument for unions…

Next time you want to slam unions remember this: “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Even if your job is NOT union, remember that the business has to stay competitive with the union jobs in order to hire people. So a business has to offer a decent salary just to get people to sign on. …

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My geekliness knows no bounds…

Do I really have to say anything to go along with this picture, or does that pretty much cover it?

Dear Congress..

Dear Congress – I’m a small business owner. All of the tax cuts in the WORLD aren’t going to change the fact that until demand comes up I’m not in a position to hire someone, no matter how much I want to. If I hired someone today they would be sitting on their ass waiting …

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To Cloud, or not to Cloud…

Why cloud when you don’t have to?

In case you’re wondering…

Point of reference – A few months ago I wrote a post that I never ended up publishing that started with the line: “My gods I need to work with technology that wasn’t conceived of in the 1990s.” With that in mind, in case you’re wondering where I’ve been this past month or so… I’ve …

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VMWare Host Isolation Response…

I learned what “Host Isolation Response” was today.  Well I already knew what it was, but I learned that in a VMWare cluster, if you leave it at the default, then if the network goes away between the clustered hosts, the HOST then RESPONDS to this ISOLATION by shutting your entire environment down. Oops. Not …

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