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Todd Mace

Todd Mace
Todd Mace has 17+ years of experience as a virtualization and storage expert and author. He has been a Tech Evangelist, Product Manager, Engineer, and Senior Director in the public, private, startup, and academic sectors. He currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and two daughters. His current certifications include: MCSE, MCT, VCP5 and he is also recognized as a VMware vExpert.

Datrium Blanket Encryption

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There is also no need to have SED’s (Self-Encrypting Drives), this implementation is software based and is included at no added cost to the customer. The amount of savings this brings to customers is huge, since SED’s are exorbitant upon procurement and on top of that you can’t mix differing disk types in most systems […]

Datrium Architecture – Differentiator Series

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Storage Operations in a Split Architecture:One example of these benefits in a split architecture is realized when disks die or disk (bitrot or Latent sector) errors occur on a primary or secondary storage system. A rebuild (system) operation is the process that is needed for any data system to be in an healthy fault tolerant […]

Azure Stack Ignite Notes

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Integrated Stack: I heard a lot of people say that they didn’t like the direction of an integrated system requirement for Azure Stack. The belief is that it will lock them into a hardware vendor that may not provide enough flexibility or choice. I attended a few sessions where Microsoft heard this feedback loud and […]

Microsoft Ignite 2016 Experience

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Last week I attended Microsoft Ignite 2016 here in Atlanta. It was nice to have this event in my own back yard as its always a bonus to sleep in your own bed at night!  This was the first Microsoft Ignite/TechEd I’ve been to in a while and here are a couple things that I […]

Profiling StacksWare

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Once my lab inventory data became available, I noticed how simple everything was to understand when browsing the UI. This, in my opinion, is one of the most difficult things to achieve when developing a new solution. When you are able to mask complexity for ease of use and understanding this provides an extreme low […]

Tech Evangelism Commentary

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It is interesting that many people understand the word, “Evangelist,” to have some religious connection to it. That would be true, as I can attest to this first-hand, since my formative years were spent in a Pastor-Evangelist family. This led me later in my life to pursue a “Theology” degree where I was given additional […]

New Book Released

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I’m proud to announce that I am a co-author on a new book just released. It’s available now for download and later via print edition. Frank Denneman announced on his blog the official release, as he was the main organizer and author for this project. This is not only my first published book, but also […]

Why I Decided Not To Put Flash In The Array

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My story starts about 3 years ago, where at the time I was the Information Systems director for a large non-profit in Atlanta, GA. One of the initiatives at the time was to become 100% virtualized in 6 months; and there were obviously many tasks that needed to be accomplished before reaching that milestone. The […]

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