Mike Perks

Mike Perks is a Senior Principal Engineer at Lenovo and leads a team of architects, engineers and performance experts to produce Engineered Solutions using Lenovo hardware (servers, networking, and storage) and ISV software. Mike has a wide knowledge of solutions but specializes in SDI including hyper-converged systems, databases, DevOps, Cloud, VDI, and IOT/Edge. Mike is the author of many Reference Architectures and other technical documents.

Mike Perks has authored the following 22 documents. Click one of the links below to show just the documents of that type.

All Documents by Mike Perks

Reference Architecture: Microsoft SQL Server
Reference Architecture, first published 21 Feb 2019, last updated 13 Jun 2019

Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) with ThinkSystem Servers
Reference Architecture, first published 5 Sep 2017, last updated 10 Jun 2019

Reference Architecture: VMware Software Defined Data Center with ThinkAgile VX
Reference Architecture, first published 7 Aug 2017, last updated 7 Jun 2019

Reference Architecture: VMware vCloud Suite with ThinkSystem Servers
Reference Architecture, first published 7 Aug 2017, last updated 7 Jun 2019

Reference Architecture: Lenovo Open Cloud
Reference Architecture, first published 6 May 2019

Reference Architecture: Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Virtualization
Reference Architecture, first published 3 May 2019

OpenStack Reference Architecture for Service Providers
Reference Architecture, first published 18 Sep 2018, last updated 2 May 2019

Reference Architecture: Red Hat Ceph Storage
Reference Architecture, first published 2 May 2019

Reference Architecture: Red Hat OpenStack Platform
Reference Architecture, first published 26 Sep 2017, last updated 2 May 2019

Reference Architecture: Oracle Database Real Application Clusters (RAC)
Reference Architecture, first published 4 Feb 2019, last updated 29 Mar 2019

Reference Architecture: Splunk Enterprise with ThinkSystem Servers
Reference Architecture, first published 30 Jul 2018

30,000 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2016 using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520 Appliances and AHV
Planning / Implementation, first published 17 Jan 2018

30,000 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2013 using Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520 Appliances and AHV
Planning / Implementation, first published 4 Dec 2017

Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization (LCV) with System x Servers (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 27 Jan 2015, last updated 5 Sep 2017

Reference Architecture: Red Hat OpenStack Platform with System x Servers (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 22 Feb 2016, last updated 8 Aug 2017

Reference Architecture: Microsoft SQL Server and VMware vSAN with ThinkSystem Servers
Reference Architecture, first published 7 Aug 2017

Reference Architecture for Workloads using the Lenovo Converged HX Series Nutanix Appliances (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 7 Mar 2016, last updated 20 Jun 2017

Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with VMware Horizon and System x Servers (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 30 Jan 2015, last updated 29 Mar 2017

Reference Architecture: Lenovo Client Virtualization with Citrix XenDesktop and System x Servers (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 25 Jun 2015, last updated 27 Mar 2017

Reference Architecture: VMware Software Defined Data Center with System x Servers (withdrawn)
Reference Architecture, first published 3 Sep 2015, last updated 27 Mar 2017

30,000 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2013 using Lenovo Converged HX7510 Appliances and Hyper-V (withdrawn)
Planning / Implementation, first published 30 Aug 2016

30,000 Mailbox Resiliency Solution for Microsoft Exchange 2013 using Lenovo Converged HX7510 Appliances and AHV (withdrawn)
Planning / Implementation, first published 30 Aug 2016

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