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Technology Short Take 126


Welcome to Technology Short Take #126! I meant to get this published last Friday, but completely forgot. So, I added a couple more links and instead have it ready for you today. I don’t have any links for servers/hardware or security in today’s Short Take, but hopefully there’s enough linked content in the other sections that you’ll still find something useful. Enjoy!



Nothing this time around!


I don’t have anything to include this time, but I’ll stay alert for content I can include next time.

Cloud Computing/Cloud Management

Operating Systems/Applications


  • Cody Hosterman, of Pure Storage, takes a look at Pure Storage’s support of the recently-released vSphere 7.
  • Chris Mellor reports on something of a “scandal” wherein Western Digital is selling drives that use shingled magnetic recording (SMR) in use cases where that technology can cause noticeable performance problems.


  • Frank Denneman follows-up his post on initial placement of vSphere Pods with an article on scheduling vSphere Pods (the link to the initial placement article was in Technology Short Take 125).
  • Stijn Vermoesen describes what’s involved in installing the vRealize Build Tools fling (part 1 and part 2).

Career/Soft Skills

  • I recently learned about the Johari window, an aid for understanding the self. It got me thinking about what my blind spots might be.

That’s all for now. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for how I can improve the Technology Short Take series (or this site in general), I welcome all feedback. Feel free to contact me on Twitter, hit me up in any one of a number of Slack channels (Kubernetes, CNCF, Pulumi, to name a few), or drop me an e-mail (my address isn’t too hard to find).

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