John Blumenthal

The Customer is Their Data

The buying and selling of products and services in the IT industry has grown so complex that it’s now problematic for the vendor and customer to interact effectively. Vendors don’t understand customer problems and issues, while customers can’t comprehend vendors’ value propositions and how they might solve problems. Tremendous amounts of time, money, and energy… Read more »

Follow the White Rabbit: CloudPhysics Exploration Mode — Strong Correlation to Cause

CloudPhysics Releases Exploration Mode Funny tweets cause earthquakes. Stop laughing and keep us safe. Really. Here’s an equation drawing out the correlation:

Video: Cloud Ops Panel (Live Broadcast at VMworld 2015)

VMworld 2015: Here is a recording of a live broadcast panel on Cloud Ops with myself, Shiv Agarwal of Arkin and Madhura Maskasky of Platform9 with Brian Gracely moderating..

What changed? Why is VMware running slow?

Neo: Whoa. Déjà vu. [Everyone freezes right in their tracks] Trinity: What did you just say? Neo: Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu. Trinity: What did you see? Cypher: What happened? Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it. Trinity: How much like it? Was it the… Read more »

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Big Data, Little Data, and Your Decisions

There is a difference in knowing the path and walking the path. — Morpheus, The Matrix You do it every day. Make a decision and take actions with consequences. You change an HBA setting. VMotion VMs as part of an upgrade. Troubleshoot storage slowing application response times. You operate under the gun, with pressure to… Read more »

doubling down on storage analytics

Doubling Down on Storage Analytics

“Never send a human to do a machine’s job.” − Agent Smith, The Matrix Today begins a new phase in the development of CloudPhysics and the application of machine data to the design and operation of IT: we’ve raised a new round of funding to scale our young company to meet growing demand from users… Read more »

The Question: Neo and Trinity

The Question

“It’s the question, Neo. It’s the question that drives us. It’s the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.” — The Matrix Great companies start from simple problems It began with a simple question: “How many virtual machines can sit on my datastore?” And so CloudPhysics was born. As… Read more »

CloudPhysics at vmworld 2012

Hello VMworld 2012 – Where is CloudPhysics?

Hi VMworld San Francisco friends, If you’ve been following along on our web site, Twitter, or via the popular blogger vSphere community, you know that we’ve launched our beta product and that we will be at VMworld San Francisco.  We’d really like to meet you. Below is a schedule of where we’ll be and where… Read more »