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Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women

Walk around almost any software development shop or university CS department and you’ll be struck by the underrepresentation of women. At least you would be were this not an expected norm of our industry. And of course much has been written about this recently hot topic in Silicon Valley. What do companies and organizations do [...]





Posted on November 5, 2015 at 11:04 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Delphix Sync

Oracle OpenWorld is always a huge event for us at Delphix; it brings together our customers and partners like nothing else. And so it was the perfect venue to launch our new Delphix user group: Sync. In its history Delphix has learned best from our customers. As I heard Marc Benioff opine at Dropbox’s inaugural [...]





Posted on November 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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On Blogging (Briefly)

I gave a presentation today on the methods and reasons of blogging for Delphix Engineering. One of my points was that presentations make for simple blog posts–practice what you preach!





Posted on March 4, 2015 at 11:26 pm by ahl · Permalink · One Comment
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Delphix Week of Giving

In the frenzied, insular world of a Silicon Valley startup it can be easy to lose perspective on the broader community in which we live and work. Among the great hackathon projects to come from our bi-annual engineering event was the idea of “Angel Sharks”, a group of volunteers at Delphix who provide opportunities for [...]





Posted on December 24, 2014 at 10:09 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Enterprise support and the term abroad

Delphix customers include top companies across a wide range of industries, most of them executing around the clock. Should a problem arise they require support from Delphix around the clock as well. To serve our customers’ needs we’ve drawn from industry best-practices while recently mixing in an unconventional approach to providing the best possible customer [...]





Posted on June 13, 2014 at 12:03 am by ahl · Permalink · One Comment
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The Total Cost of Unmasked Data

Data breaches make headlines at a regular cadence. Each is a surprise, but they are not, as a whole, surprising. While the extensive and sophisticated Target breach stuck in the headlines, a significant breach at three South Korean credit card companies happened around the same time. The theft of personal information for 20m subscribers didn’t [...]





Posted on February 12, 2014 at 10:01 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Delphix plus three years

Today marks my third anniversary of joining Delphix. Joining a startup, I knew there would be lots to learn — indeed there’s been a lesson nearly once-a-day. Here are my top three lessons from my first three years at a startup. Even if the points themselves should have been obvious to me, the degree of [...]





Posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm by ahl · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Delphix and Flash

I started working with flash in 2006 — fortunate timing as flash was just starting to take hold in the enterprise. I started asking customers I’d visit about flash. I’ll always remember the response from an early adopter when I asked about how he planned on using the new, expensive storage, “We just bought it, [...]





Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:28 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Webex utilities

I wish that none of our customers encountered problems with our product, but they do, and when they do our means for remotely accessing their systems is often via a Webex shared screen. We remotely control their Delphix server to collect data (often using DTrace). While investigating a customer issue recently I developed a couple [...]





Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Delphix git integration

Tonight, my Delphix colleague Zubair Khan and I presented the integration we’ve done with git at the SF Bay Area Large-Scale Production Engineering meetup. When I started at Delphix, we were using Subversion — my ire for which the margins of this blog are too narrow to contain. We switched to git, and in the [...]





Posted on February 17, 2012 at 3:51 am by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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