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TechOps Guy: Nate

So I apologize (again) for not posting much, and not replying to comments recently.

I suppose it's obvious I haven't posted in a long time. I have mentioned this many times before but there really isn't much in tech that has gotten me excited in probably the past two years. I see new things and am just not interested anymore for whatever reason.

I have been spending some time with the 3PAR 7450 that I got late last year that is a pretty cool box but at the end of the day it's the same 3PAR I've known for the past 8 years just with SSDs and dedupe (which is what I wanted, I needed something I felt I could rely on for the business I work for, I have become very conservative when it comes to storage over the years).

That and there's been a lot of cool stuff going on with me outside of tech so I am mostly excited about that and have been even less focused on tech recently.

I pushed myself harder than I thought possible for more than a decade striving to be the best that I could be in the industry and think I accomplished a lot (at one point last year a former boss of mine said they hired 9 people to do my job after I left that particular company. Other positions are/were similar, perhaps not as extreme.)

I am now pushing myself harder than I ever thought possible in basically everything BUT tech, in part to attempt to make up for sacrifices made over the previous decade. So I am learning new things, just not as much in technology and I don't know how long this journey will take.

I can't put into words how excited I am.

Tech interesting areas I have spent some time on in recent months that may get a blog post at some point include:

  • LogicMonitor - the most advanced/easy to use dashboarding/graphing system I've ever come across. It does more than dashboards and graphs but to-date that is all I've used it for and it pays for itself 5x over with that alone for me. I've spent a bunch of time porting my custom monitors over to it including collecting more than 12,000 data points/minute from my 3PAR systems! I can't say enough good things about this platform from the dashboard/graphing standpoint(since that is all I use it for right now)
  • ScaleArc - Sophisticated database availability tool. For me using it for MySQL though they support other DBs as well. Still in the very early stages of deployment.
  • HP StoreOnce - not sure I have much to write about this, since I only use it as a NAS, all of the logic is in my own scripts. But getting 33.6:1 reduction in data on 44TB of written user data is pretty sweet for me, beats the HELL out of the ZFS system I was using for this before(maybe 5:1 reduction with ZFS).

So, this may be the last blog post for a while(or forever) I am not sure, for anyone out there still watching, thanks for reading over the years, thanks for the comments, and wish you the best!

 

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