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ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: Turbonomic ACE Certification

As you may have seen, I changed jobs in July and now work for Turbonomic. Last week, I had the pleasure to go through Turbonomic ACE Training. I got to learn about how Turbonomic uses a Market Abstraction to optimize performance, while delivering efficiency, and maintaining compliance. At the end of the 2 day training, I took the ACE Certification exam. The exam consisted of a practical, hands on exam asking to perform actual tasks inside of Turbonomic, creating policies,

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Career Change

This post is a bit late, I apologize for that! But, as of July, I’m happy to announce that I have made a career change! For the majority of my IT career, I’ve worked for a company’s IT department. No matter if it was a formal IT department or not, I still worked for an individual company. I’ve learned a lot working for these companies and from the managers/supervisors that I reported to. Enter Turbonomic! Beginning July 1st, I moved

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Turbonomic – Adding Workloads to Production Cluster

My supervisor came to us to tell us about some VM requests that are going to be coming down the pipe. He asked if we could project to see if we have enough resources for these requests, or will we need to add to our production cluster. Some of these requests were quite large (64 cores, and 128gb ram). We talked them down on some of the requirements, saying we could always add down the road if necessary. Next, I

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Data Center Cooling System Maintenance – Turbonomic to the Rescue!

I work in an office building in NYC. We have a data center on-site which has a primary and a backup air conditioner unit. However, the building maintenance team came to us to say they had to do work on the cooling towers that provide water to our AC units, meaning they would have to be powered down for 24 hours. While my company’s management pursued renting some portable cooling units for the weekend, logged into Turbonomic… Here’s a little

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