Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

What am I hearing and seeing while out and about

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

It has been a busy fall 2011 which started out with VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas just before the labor day weekend.Scenes from the CXI party (@cxi) at VMworld 2011 Besides activity in support of the launch of my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), I ...

Trick or treat: 2011 IT Zombie technology poll

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Warning: Do not be scared, however be ready for some trick and treat fun, it is after all, the Halloween season. I like new emerging technologies and trends along with Zombie technologies, you know, those technologies that have been declared dead yet are still being enhanced, sold and used. ...

Trick or treat: Have you seen any IT Frankenstacks

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Given that it is Halloween season, time for some fun.Over the past couple of weeks various product and solution services announcements have been made that result in various articles, columns, blogs and commentary in support of them. Ever wonder which if any of those products could actually be stitched ...

Industry trend: People plus data are aging and living longer

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Lets face it, people and information are living longer and thus there are more of each along with a strong interdependency by both. People living and data being retained longer should not be a surprise, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. There is no such thing as ...

Summer 2011 StorageIO News Letter

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Summer 2011 NewsletterWelcome to the Summer 2011 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) newsletter. This follows the Spring 2011 edition.You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions.   Click on ...

Are Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) getting too big?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lets start out by clarifying something, that is in terms of context or scope, big means storage capacity as opposed to the physical packaging size of a hard disk drive (HDD) which are getting smaller. So are HDDs in terms of storage capacity getting too big? This question of if HDDs ...

Happy 100th birthday or anniversary wishes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I would like to take a moment to wish a happy 100th birthday (or anniversary) to entities (or items) that Im involved with in one form or another. Both are technology and infrastructure related, both facilitate commerce and transportation and in active service. One is a company known to many as IBM ...

Industry adoption vs. industry deployment, is there a difference?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Industry adoption and deployment may be one and the same depending on your viewpoint.However they can also mean different things depending on what you do or your area of interest. For example, when I hear the term industry adoption that means that the industry (press, media, bloggers, analysts, consultants, evangelists, ...

Summer greetings and happy holidays V2011

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

I will keep this simple and short. For those of you in the US, happy fourth of July. For those of you elsewhere, enjoy the nice weather while it lasts. And to those who like fishing and catching, good luck. After all, for those who at least give it or something a try, ...

Full RSS archive feeds are now available for StorageIOblog

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

To speed up access to the StorageIO and StorageIOblog site RSS full and RSS summary feeds, older posts have been moved to a new archive RSS feed. Theese changes are only to the RSS full and summary feed files, no changes have been made to the StorageIOblog site. View or access ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

For those who have read any of my previous posts, seen some of my articles, news letters, videos, pod casts, web casts or in person appearances you may have heard that I have a new book coming out this summer. Here in the northern hemisphere its summer (well technically the ...

Congratulations to Infosmack on episode 100

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Congratulations to the Infosmack crew hosts Greg Knieriemen and Marc Farley with the Diva of Disruptive Technologies, Christina Weil on their 100th episode. This episode included Robin Harris of StorageMojo and myself as guests.Some items discussed in the 100th episode include Infosmack Live from the upcoming Dell Storage Forum, ...

Buzzword Bingo and Acronym Update V2.011

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

R U (e.g. Are you) JASSD about JACD or do you have a case of JAID and JACBUS? Will RAID RAIN on your cloud parade? For those who like to keep up on buzzwords (for buzzword bingo) and acronyms, perhaps even FTW (e.g. For the Win), here are some old and new, ...

The data storage prayer

Friday, April 15th, 2011

On a lighter note. For those who follow or are involved with data storage religiously with a passion, then this is for you. As for others who do not get or understand what this is about, just ask those who are devout data storage followers. Now I lay my data to sleep I ...