In recent weeks, I started working on a new project for my daytime job: building a software-defined data center in a box (or some would call it a home lab). I put a lot of thoughts into it, wrote about it. Now, thanks to Apple and their shiny new Apple Silicon Macs, I'm all mixed... Continue Reading →
In my previous article “The SDDCbox Project — Part #4 — From iMac to Mac Pro“, I presented two strategies for migrating from my current 2017 iMac to a brand new Mac Pro. Now, it is time to dig a bit further into the intricacies of building a software-defined data center. More specifically, let’s talk... Continue Reading →
Photo by "Hello, I'm Nik" on Unsplash In my previous article, “The SDDCbox Project — Part #3 — Choosing a Mac Pro Configuration“, I determined which Mac Pro configuration I should get for my SDDCbox project. Now, the question becomes: how do I move from my current iMac to this new machine? Should I use... Continue Reading →
Mac Pro internal view In my previous article, “The SDDCbox Project — Part #2 — Testing the Waters“, I exposed my testing strategy which involved testing a few virtual machines on my iMac to get a sense of the type of hardware I will need for my SDDCbox project. The more CPU cores, the more... Continue Reading →
In my previous post “The SDDCbox Project — Part #1 — Introduction”, I introduced the idea behind running a data center in a box, now, it is time to go a bit further and dig a bit deeper. In this article, I want to expose the process by which I’ll make sure this project makes... Continue Reading →
A physical data center I work as an IT solution architect. My expertise revolves around data center technologies. I’m cumulating more than 25 years of experience in that field. Recently, I started to think about building a fully virtualized data center, in a box. As an avid Apple user, I’m looking to build it on... Continue Reading →
We rarely get to see initiatives trying to reinvent basic services like email. The recently introduced HEY email service from Basecamp is trying to do just that. Here are my thoughts and why I’m going to pay for emails in 2020.
I'm not into games. I'm not a gamer. I rarely play computer games. I don't play games at all actually. It doesn't mean I don't value this type of art, I do. I'm impressed by how games are evolving and taking all the juice of computer power to draw pixels on the screen. But, that's... Continue Reading →