The musings of an IT Consultant:

January, 2009

January 21, 2009  4:11 PM

Cisco might be entering the server market…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, server business

So here's a nice little tidbit. Cisco's CTO announced that they are looking to enter the server business in her blog.  Cisco making servers? That kind of struck me as odd. Sure they are the kings of the networking world but how well would they actually do making servers? Could they really...

January 14, 2009  2:14 PM

Building an ESXi computer for home

Posted by: Raj Perumal
build an ESXi computer, hardware compatibility with ESXi, HCL ESXi, home computer, storage controller, VMware ESXi, white box, Whitebox HCL

Hi folks, sorry I haven't posted as of late, I've been busy playing catch up after the Christmas holidays. Anyways now that things are more or less back on track I've decided to build a test ESXi white box for my computer lab at home. Over the next little while i'm going to look into different...

January 1, 2009  12:32 AM

My new years resolution….time to start preparing for the CCNP

Posted by: Raj Perumal
ccnp, certifications, Cisco, exams

Hi folks, as some of you may know, I've been studying a lot of Cisco lately and been working with it more and more in my daily work. I recently got my CCNA and now have set my sights higher. For this new year I am going to start preparing for the CCNP certification from Cisco. This certification...

January 1, 2009  12:24 AM

Rant about iPods…

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, expandable memory, expandable storage, iPod, iTunes, removable storage

Hi folks, i'd just like to take a moment to rant about iPods. I use my iPod all the time, in my house, in my car, and at work. I buy all my music off of iTunes and love using it. My rant comes down to the memory. I think it is the biggest cash grab by Apple not to allow removable memory. I have...

January 1, 2009  12:16 AM

Future Shop is still here….

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Best Buy, Circuit City, Future Shop, Future Shop's demise

So as you guys may have heard of late, Best Buy and Future Shop haven't been doing too well. Best Buy is an American electronics chain and Future Shop is a Canadian one. Best Buy bought Future Shop a few years back now. Anyways, this holiday season they haven't been doing to good as I've...

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