IBM’s Maximo software is a comprehensive suite of applications designed to help industries such as electrical power generation and transmission, governments, and manufacturers manage and optimize their myriad of expensive assets such as wind turbines, power lines and poles, bridges, water towers and pumps, and even machinery such as bulldozers, graders, or CNC lathes and […]
I just completed and passed a training course on Lenovo Storage Systems. This was a challenging course delving into the details of Lenovo’s vast array of storage options, ranging from JBOD disk enclosures to Fiber Channel switches to all-flash NVMe storage controllers. I learned how to configure systems that can scale to multiple petabytes of […]
Like most organizations, K-12 school districts are under pressure to do more with less. While all-flash storage such as the Lenovo DM5100F can provide blazing-fast performance for day-to-day operations, it can be an expensive option for storing “cold” data that needs to be retained, but is infrequently accessed. You can use hybrid models with a […]
I attended a hands-on class today about using Hashicorp’s Terraform to build infrastructure using code. I have been building network infrastructure for decades using command lines, web interfaces, templates, and FortiManager and Cisco Meraki dashboard templates. At the same time, I have been working with Amazon Web Services to build out my own virtual private […]
I recently attended a hands-on workshop by Fortinet to program SD-WAN in a virtual environment.