Author Archives: PiroNet

About PiroNet

Didier Pironet is an independent blogger and freelancer with +15 years of IT industry experience. Didier is also a former VMware inc. employee where he specialised in Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure products as well as Infrastructure, Operations and IT Business Management products. Didier is passionate about technologies and he is found to be a creative and a visionary thinker, expressing with passion and excitement, hopefully inspiring and enrolling people to innovation and change.

Do You VMOSA?

For the past many years as a contractor and several missions where I could help Organisations assess, diagnose, audit and evaluate their virtual infrastructures and cloud initiatives I stumbled upon the fact that many of them just lack a strategic planning process. Eventually those who actually have … Continue reading

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You Just Failed Your Private Cloud Project… Why?

I have witnessed private cloud projects going belly up many times and by that I meant that these projects did not address the primary goals the sponsors set. Not that the goals were impossible or unachievable or maybe too exotic. Not at … Continue reading

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The Importance of The Non-Functional Requirements

As an architect, one of my objectives is to collect, often to define, both the functional and non-functional requirements of a project. That seems so obvious, right!? As a former VMware employee, I was educated and trained to follow Zachman … Continue reading

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Back To The Basics

During my time at Bull I had the opportunity to setup a Lunch&Learn program. For those who don’t know what it is, briefly it is a training event during lunch time. Usually the employer offers a free complimentary lunch. The … Continue reading

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Physical Network Connectivity Lost And Intel® 82599 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

[UPDATE] Looks like the same issue shows up with Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controllers such the i350-T4. And the same fix is to be applied… [/UPDATE] It’s been a long time I haven’t published anything on me blog site. As you … Continue reading

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Could DINO Be The Future Of vSphere NUMA Scheduler?

Dee-No DINO the future of vSphere NUMA scheduler uh! First thing first, DINO is not Dino… Dino is one of the  The Flintstones’s fictional characters. Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. They’re the modern stone age family. From the town of Bedrock, … Continue reading

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Letter To Santa

Dear Santa, I’ve been terrific at virtualising low hanging fruit over the past years. I have reduced costs while increasing availability, reliability and performance for my applications. I’m a prodigy, I’m a super-hero! Now my CIO asked me to realize the … Continue reading

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