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Rich Tehrani from TMCnet recently interviewed our CEO, Nicos Vekiarides, at Cloud Expo to discuss TwinStrata solutions and industry trends in cloud storage. Watch the entire interview.
There’s a whole lot of talk about cloud revolutionizing IT, and a whole lot of argument about public versus private cloud, even a considerable amount of talk about what belongs in the cloud. But not much talk about helping you determine what applications and storage are a good candidat...
Lori's and my youngest daughter graduated from High School this year, and her class chose one of the many good Vince Lombardi quotes for the theme of their graduation – “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Those who know me well know that I’m not a huge football...
While plenty of people have had a mouthful (or page full, or pipe full) of things to say about the Amazon outage, the one thing that it brings to the fore is not a problem with cloud, but a problem with storage. Long ago, the default mechanism for “High Availability” was to have two ...
Amplidata, an object storage technology company specializing in petabyte-scale, unstructured data storage, has announced the availability of the AmpliStor AS20, a 1U rackable 20 Terabyte storage unit that uses Intel’s Atom microprocessor, consuming just 7watts per terabyte. Amplidata ...
Since I’ve mentioned it a couple of times, I thought I’d offer you all a link to my article in Computer Technology Review about The Cloud Tier. The point was to delve into how/when/where/why of cloud storage usage. While there is a lot to say on that topic and the article was of limite...
I was on the road last week, doing my bit for a roadshow with VMWare and NetApp sponsored by CDW. My team has spread these trips out amongst us, and I drew Nashville as my city to visit. I’ve been through and around Nashville, but never stayed there. This trip was no exception to that ...
With the exponential growth of information why are we not paralyzed yet? IDC had predicted 40-60% Y-O-Y growth of information. This translates to a ten times growth in about 6 years time. Here are some interesting analogies on information explosion from Infographic: The Information Ex...
As I was explaining Gladinet CloudAFS to a group of IT people as a file server with cloud storage attached, one question I got was: "How much bandwidth you need to run file server with cloud storage?"
For those who are big fans of Dell or Compellent (like I am), some great news is coming out of Round Rock, TX. Dell has just closed a deal to buy virtual storage company Compellent. I’ve heard figures ranging from $820 million to $960 million, but the acquisition could be worth much mo...
While helping Lori with her fishtank avocation, I have learned a lot of incidental information, like the fact that there are essentially three types of tanks – reef, fish, and mixed. Reef tanks hold corals, anemones, etc, while fish tanks hold fish, with a minimum of incidental coral o...
When I was in Radiographer (X-Ray Tech) training in the Army, we were told the cautionary tale of a man who walked into an emergency room with a hatchet in his forehead and blood everywhere. As the staff of the emergency room rushed to treat the man’s very serious head injury, his cond...
PCs are part of everyday life in just about every organization. First there’s the purchase of the hardware and the necessary software followed by an inventory recorded and maintained by the IT department. Then normal
The pendulum has shifted. We are in an era in which Storage Managers are in the ascendancy while vendors must shape up to meet customer demands in order to survive the current economic plight. Long gone are the days of disk happy vendors who could easily shift expensive boxes of FC dis...
Thinking about jumping on the cloud? True, I’ve had no qualms in showing my skepticism towards the marketing of ‘cloud computing’ and it being the mere repackaging of solutions which have existed for years, but the fact is it still addresses a concept and reality that exists and one wh...
The benefits of Storage administration becoming easier and more accessible via GUIs and single management panes has ironically led to the downside of an emergence of poor storage practices becoming more common place. Enterprise storage systems with unbalanced loads on their BEDs and FE...
Advocates of FCoE will immediately mention the benefits of simplified network management, elimination of redundant cabling & switches, reduced power and heat requirements, alongside enhanced data network performance yet despite that still today the FCoE revolution failed to take place....
2009 seems to have been the year of corporate marriages but whether they are marriages made in heaven is yet to be seen. The ongoing saga between Oracle and Sun and their child ZFS is already suffering from the clutches of the scorned mistress ECC, while the Dell/ Perot and HP/3Com mat...
Mark Urdahl, CEO, and Len Rosenthal, VP Marketing, of Virtual Instruments stopped by to let me know about VirtualWisdom, a product the company launched while at EMCword. Their product is designed to help organizations moving to a virtualized environment gain insight into and manage the...
Virtual Instruments , provider of the awardwinning NetWisdom SAN (storage area network) optimization solution, today announced VirtualWisdom.... Read more at VMblog.com.