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Just back from Varrow Madness 2013 (#VM13) in Durham, NC, a local event for me, and a great opportunity to connect with customers, partners, and cloud knowledge. Here are some highlights.

 Rusty Buzhardt (Cisco), Jason Nash (Varrow), Elijah Stukenborg (Chiquita)

Rusty Buzhardt (Cisco), Jason Nash (Varrow), Elijah Stukenborg (Chiquita)

Really enjoyed an inspirational keynote by VCE President Frank Hauck and the opportunity to learn about some new technologies that are emerging in the Data Center space. Look for upcoming #EngineersUnplugged episodes for some discussions around NetScaler, Flash Virtualization, and more.

Cisco Booth at Varrow, Why Were We Duke? (says UNC alum :))

Cisco Booth at Varrow, Why Were We Duke? (says UNC alum :))

Thanks to Brian Gracely and Aaron Delp from thecloudcast.net for passing the mic. We recorded a  lively panel discussion with Varrow’s Jason Nash (@TheJasonNash), Cisco’s Rusty Buzhardt, and Chiquita IT’s Elijah Stukenborg on Cloud buzzwords, industry trends (including all things software-defined), and the role of partners, vendors, and social media in an evolving IT marketplace. Great insights from all perspectives, give it a listen.

http://www.thecloudcast.net/2013/03/the-cloudcast-eps80-regional-cloud.html

On the flipside, we also had some fun arguing the merits of chicken and waffles in an intense #waffleboarding session.

Amy Lewis and AJ Kuftic take waffles to a whole new level.

Amy Lewis and AJ Kuftic take waffles to a whole new level.

I handed off #EngineersUnplugged hosting duties to the one and only Jason Nash while AJ Kuftic and I discussed Unified Wafflestructure. Hot sauce as an app? Watch and see:

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Waffles. Just because.

Waffles. Just because.

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4 Comments.


  1. I won’t say this is the *best* Engineers Unplugged I’ve ever seen, but it had the most puns. Also @ajkuftic was totally pwned.

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  2. I especially love how they keep trying to bring the conversation in as if it’s an actual infrastructure conversation. I’ll never eat chicken and waffles the same again. I love this community.

    Chicken and Waffle Lay’s chips – The Converged Chicken and Waffle infrastructure. Engineered to be consistent at scale and perform like a champ. It’s Chicken and Waffle without the mess!

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    • What do you mean “actual?” I’m sure there will be a CVD on bacon latency produced soon. ;)

      Thanks for your comments Josh!

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