As we all wrap up the year, I thought it'd be fun to go back to all the posts I wrote, and surface a few of the bigger themes and ideas that I ended up continually writing about during 2010.
If you're a regular reader, you know I write a lot. Perhaps too much, in the eyes of some.
Regardless, it was fun to go back over 2010, and pick out the big, resonant themes that I think will carry forward into 2010 and beyond.
Journey To The Private Cloud
Actually, I started writing about this one at the very beginning of 2009, but 2010 is where the discussion went from esoteric to mainstream.
Indeed, the private cloud model has emerged as the dominant cloud approach for so many enterprise IT organizations -- either as a destination, or as a necessary step to using more hybridized approaches of internal and external.
The People Side Of The Business
Industry transitions aren't just about technology, they're about the people who use them -- and, especially the IT organizations who at every level are charting the changes and trying out how adapt to rapid changes.
During 2010, I made an effort to step away from the technology, and speak directly to the people who tirelessly deliver IT services to their organizations day in and day out.
Storage, Backup And More ...
I work for EMC. EMC does storage. It wouldn't be an EMC-oriented blog without a healthy dose of storage speak, wouldn't it?
2010 saw a lot of innovation, a lot of change ... and a lot of M&A!
FAST And The Continuing Virtualization Of Storage (multi-part post)
Building The Information Utility (multi-part post)
VCE And Converged IT Infrastructure
One of the most controversial topics during 2010 was Vblocks: pre-integrated private clouds in a box, ready to use and backed by a single sales and support organization.
The debate was very heated and still continues to this day -- but the idea isn't going away any time soon.
Like many of you, I tend to have a natural curiosity in just about everything around me. Sometimes that results in a blog post or two that's somewhat off the beaten path.
I'm Starting A New Blog (link to service provider blog!)
Oh Yes, My Most Popular Post Of All Time ...
If I ever thought there was a career out there, writing posts that pandered to more mainstream interests, I got conclusive proof last May when I wrote this post on a whim. It resulted in hundreds of thousands of page hits from all over the globe.
I even got a nasty note from my blog service provider wondering what I was doing. To this day, it still gets far more hits than it ever deserved.