Archive for the ‘fun’ Category

Cloud conversations: Loss of data access vs. data loss

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Have you hugged your cloud or MSP lately? Why give a cloud a hug and what does it have to do with loss of data access vs. loss of data? First there is a difference between actually losing data and losing access to it. Losing data means that you ...

From bits to bytes: Decoding Encoding

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

With networking, care should be taken to understand if a given speed or performance capacity is being specified in bits or bytes as well as in base 2 (binary) or base 10 (decimal). Another consideration and potential point of confusion are line rates (GBaud) and link speed which ...

Winter 2011 Server and StorageIO News Letter

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common? Several things it turns out:Some Value Added Resellers (VARS) (links to VAR related content and comments here, here and here) sell cloud services or solutions Some VARs are also cloud or managed solutions providers (MSPs) themselves, thus some cloud or ...

What have I been doing this winter?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Its been almost a month since my last post and want to say hello and let you know what I have been doing. What I have been doing is: Accumulating a long list of ideas for upcoming blog post, article, tips, webinars and other content. Recording some podcasts, web casts doing ...

What records will EMC break in NYC January 18, 2011?

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

What records will EMC break in NYC January 18, 2011? In case you have not seen or heard, EMC is doing an event next week in New York City (NYC) at the AXA Equitable Center winter weather snow storm clouds permitting (and adequate tools or technologies to deal with the snow ...

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spin

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spinUpdated 2/10/2018Despite having been repeatedly declared dead at the hands of some new emerging technology over the past several decades, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) continues to spin and evolve as it moves towards its 60th birthday. More recently HDDs have been declared ...

Happy Holidays 2010

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Here in the Stillwater Minnesota area we are on the verge of being the snowiest December on record, enough to even challenge SANta. With the snow we have been accumulating you can a) complain about it, b) go elsewhere, c) do nothing or d) enjoy it. Having the right technology and ...

SANtas IT elf limited time discount

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I received a note from Robin, one of SANtas IT elfs over at Shop Timberland.Robin said to pass along this information about the Timberland Friends and Family Event, Share the savings that starts Thursday December 2nd through Monday December 6th. Like many of you, I get tons of promotion material or ...

Happy Thanks giving 2010

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Taking a break from industry trends and perspectives activity, here is using some technology to show how even in the snow and cold, for those who are bold, they wont grow old, as kids of all ages enjoy snow sled sliding in the scenic St. Croix River Valley.Here is a ...

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?Updated 1/21/2018 Who is responsible for vendor lockin? Is vendor lockin caused by vendors, their partners or by customers? In my opinion vendor lockin can be from any or all of the above.What is vendor lockin Vendor lockin is a situation where a customer becomes ...

Have VTLs or VxLs become Zombies, Declared dead yet still alive?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Have you heard or read the reports and speculation that VTLs (Virtual Tape Libraries) are dead? It seems that in IT the all to popular trend is to declare something dead so that your new product or technology can have a chance of making it in to the ...

What do you do when your service provider drops the ball

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Do you have a web, internet, backup or other IT cloud service provider of some type? Do you pay for it, or is it a free service? Do you take your service provider for granted? Does your service provider take you or your data for granted? Does ...

Is the new HDS VSP really the MVSP?

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Today HDS announced with much fan fare that must have been a million dollar launch budget the VSP (successor to the previous USPV and USPVM). Im also thinking that the HDS VSP (not to be confused with HP SVSP that HP OEMs via LSI) could also be called the ...