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A few years ago a popular industry buzzword term theme included server less and hardware less. It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits,...
This past week HPE continued buying into server storage I/O data infrastructure technologies announcing an all cash (e.g. no stock) acquisition of Nimble Storage (NMBL). The cash acquisition for a little over $1B USD amounts to $12.50 USD per Nimble share, double what it had traded at....
Recently I found in my inbox a link to a piece 6 Dashboards for Managing Every Modern Data Center that caught my attention. I was hoping to see who the six different dashboard solutions were instead of finding list of dashboard considerations for modern data centers and data infrastruc...
Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption as part of data infrastructures. Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and informat...
Data Infrastructures exists to support business, cloud and information technology (IT) among other applications that transform data into information or services. The fundamental role of data infrastructures is to provide a platform environment for applications and data that is resilien...
Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD's, is that a lot? By Greg Schulz Seagate has shipped over 10 Million storage HHDD's, is that a lot? Recently Seagate made an announcement that they have shipped over 10 million Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDD) also known as Sol...
Rather than talking about what others should do or consider for their data protection needs, for this post I wrote down some notes using my Livescribe about what I need and want for my environment. As part of walking the talk in future posts I'm going to expand a bit more on what I'm d...
This is the second of a three-part series (read part I here) about how vendors are keeping backup alive, however what they can and should do to shift and expand the conversation to data protection and related themes. Modernizing data protection and what to do about it Building off of...
A few years ago I did a piece (click here) about the then emerging trend of tiered hypervisors, particular using different products or technologies in the same environment. Tiered hypervisors can be as simple as using different technologies such as VMware vSphere/ESXi, Microsoft Hyper...
Perhaps it is tied to the number of press releases, product or staffing announcements including who has joined the organization along with added coverage of it? Maybe its based on how many articles, videos or some other content and coverage that helps to show traction and momentum? O...
Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has gain more industry awareness as a competitor to FusionIO among others. Ther...
Depending on who or what is your sphere of influence, or your sources of information and insight are, there will be different views of tiering, particular when it comes to tiered storage and storage tiering for cloud, virtual and traditional environments. Recently I did piece over at ...
Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to see where things ...
This is a follow-up companion post to the larger industry trends and perspectives series from eariler today (Part I, Part II and Part III) pertaining to today's VMAX 10K enhancement and other announcements by EMC, and the industry myth of if large storage arrays or systems are dead. T...
Here is an interesting article from over at wired about proposed privacy law and court warrants for cloud data, along with this one over at information week. Both got me thinking about some things that I hear when out and about talking with IT professionals and their concerns around cl...
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) has announced and published more documents for data center customers of cloud usage. These new cloud usage models for to address customer demands for interoperability of various clouds and services before for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) among...
How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partne...
There is a new (free) book that I'm a co-author of along Bruce Grieshaber and Larry Jacob (both of LSI) along with foreword by Harry Mason of LSI and President of the SCSI Trade Association titled SAS SANs for Dummies compliments of LSI. This new book (ebook and pri...
Keeping in mind that there is no such thing as a data or information recession, not to mention that people and data are living longer, there is the need to discuss expanding data footprints. When researching his new article over on SearchSolidstateStorage.com John Hilliard reached out ...
This is the first of a two part series on my latest experiences with HHDD and SSD's About two years ago I wanted to start installing solid state devices (SSD's) into my workstations and laptops. Like many others, I found the expensive price for the limited capacity gains of th...
Are social media and networking including twitter, blogs, google+ and linkedin among other venues and mediums a waste of time or only for those who have nothing else to do? As with most things, the answer is it probably depends. However IMHO the answer is NO, social media and ne...
For consumers, the time leading up to the holiday Christmas season is usually busy including door busters as well as black Friday among other specials for purchasing gifts and other items. However savvy shoppers will wait for after Christmas or the holidays altogether perhaps well...
Of course, there are the cynics along with skeptics (not to be confused with being one and the same). Some are cynics and discount anything from Apple like their counter parts who discount anything from Microsoft or others that are not part of their preference. However there also seems...
This is the time of year when people make their predictions for the next year. Building on some recent surveys and polls including: What's your take on Windows 7? Is IBM XIV still relevant? EMC and Cisco Acadia VCE, what does it mean?
There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspective...
IT clouds (compute, applications, storage, and services) are a popular topic for discussion with some people being entirely sold on them as the way of the future, while others totally dismissing them, meanwhile, there's plenty of thoughts in between. I recently shared some of my tho...
This week is UN week in NYC, that annual fall event that results in traffic jams that make normal traffic seem like a breeze. What with the security lockdowns, sudden road closures, re-routes, news crews, security details and the like, its a wonder anything gets done. I was in NYC...
IT clouds (compute, applications, storage, and services) are like electricity in that they can be scary or confusing to some while being enabling or a necessity s to others not to mention being a polarizing force depending on where you sit or view them. Read more
Every play IT buzzword bingo or perhaps you have and not realized it? Anyone can play, its easy and you do not even need to know or understand the words or terms. Read more