Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

Networking with Bruce Ravid and Bruce Rave

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Now also available via This is the eighth (here is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.In this episode, my co-host Bruce ...

Industry trends and perspectives: SNW 2012 Rapping with Dave Raffo of SearchStorage

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Now also available via This is the seventh (here is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to ...

Industry trends and perspectives: Ray Lucchesi on Storage and SNW

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Now also available via This is the sixth (here is the first, second, third, fourth and fifth) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to ...

Industry trends and perspectives: Catching up with Quantum CTE David Chapa

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

This is the third (here is the first and the second) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to occur in the hallways, lobbies and bar ...

Industry trends and perspectives: Chatting with Karl Chen at SNW 2012

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This is the second (here is the first SNW 2012 Waynes World) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast about Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to occur in the hallways, lobbies and bar ...

Industry trends and perspectives: SNW 2012 Wayne’s World

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

This is a StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast about Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to occur in the hallways, lobbies and bar areas of venues, what better place to have candid conversations with people from ...

How many degrees separate you and your information?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

In case you are not familiar, degrees of separation refer to how you are connected to other people. When you know somebody directly then you are a first connection, and you are a second degree of separation from people that they are directly connected to. The theory ...

Trick or treat and vendor fun games

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Trick or treat and vendor fun games Updated 6/26/18In the spirit of Halloween and zombies season, a couple of thoughts come to mind about vendor tricks and treats. This is an industry trends and perspectives post, part of an ongoing series looking at various technology and fun topics. The first ...

Cloud, virtualization, storage and networking in an election year

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

My how time flies, seems like just yesterday (back in 2008) that I did a piece titled Politics and Storage, or, storage in an election year V2.008 and if you are not aware, it is 2012 and thus an election year in the U.S. as well as in many other ...

More modernizing data protection, virtualization and clouds with certainty

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

This is a follow-up to a recent post about modernizing data protection and doing more than simply swapping out media or mediums like flat tires on a car as well as part of the Quantum protecting data with certainty event series. As part of a recent 15 city event series sponsored ...

What are some endangered IT skills species?

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Dan Tynan has a good piece over at InfoWorld discussing the 9 most endangered species (e.g. skill sets) in the IT workforce. His article is along the lines that the IT job landscape is evolving rapidly and provides some ideas and points for discussion how to avoid ...

Give HP storage some love and short strokin

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Following up from my last post over at InfoStor about metrics that matter, here is a link to a new piece that I did on storage vendors benchmarking and related topics. This new post looked at an storage performance council (SPC1) benchmark that HP did with their ...

3rd of July fireworks grand finale video

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Last week here in the U.S. was the independence day holiday also known as the 4th of July which means vacations, out side fun, backyard parties and barbeques, time in and around the water and other forms of fun. It also means fireworks which tend to be on the evening ...

Dell Storage Customer Advisory Panel (CAP)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Recently I was asked by Dell to moderate and host their North America storage customer advisory panel (CAP) session (twitter #storagecap) that followed their 2012 storage forum (see comments about 2011 storage forum here) event in Boston (Disclosure Dell covered my trip to Boston). This was an interesting event in many ...