Archive for the ‘Poll’ Category

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. ...

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 ...

Whats your take on open virtualization alliance and VMware?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Have you heard about the open virtualization alliance (OVA), their kernel based virtual machine (KVM) and their diverse membership list? If not, here is a link to the OVA FAQ, also take a moment and read this here that talks about OVA along with some perspectives commentary from others as well ...

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 ...

Winter 2011 Server and StorageIO News Letter

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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Dude, is Dell doing a disk deal again with Compellent?

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Over in Eden Prairie (Minneapolis Minnesota suburb) where data storage vendor Compellent (CML) is based, they must be singing in the hallways today that it is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Sure we had another dusting of snow this morning here in the Minneapolis area ...

Fall 2010 StorageIO News Letter

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

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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 ...

IBMs Storwize or wise Storage, the V7000 and DFR

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

A few months ago IBM bought a Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) technology company called Storwize (read more about DFR and Storwize Real time Compression here, here, here, here and here).A couple of weeks ago IBM renamed the Storwize real time compression technology to surprise surprise, ...

Re visiting if IBM XIV is still relevant with V7000

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Over the past couple of years I routinely get asked what I think of XIV by fans as well as foes in addition to many curious or neutral onlookers including XIV competitors, other analysts, media, bloggers, consultants as well as IBM customers, prospects, vars and business partners. Consequently I have ...

Apple iPad: Is it a Business iTool or iToy?

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Apple iPad via www.apple.com With the formal release and availability of the Apple iPad (See previous post here) along with networking capabilities including 3G and WiFi, needless to say there has been plenty of buzz in the tech sphere and beyond on both what you can do, as well as what ...

Spring 2010 StorageIO Newsletter

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Welcome to the spring 2010 edition of the Server and StorageIO (StorageIO) news letter. This edition follows the inaugural issue (Winter 2010) incorporating feedback and suggestions as well as building on the fantastic responses received from recipients. A couple of enhancements included in this issue (marked as New!) include a ...

RAID Relevance Revisited

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Following up from some previous posts on the topic, a continued discussion point in the data storage industry is the relevance (or lack there) of RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). These discussions tend to evolve around how RAID is dead due to its lack of real ...

Poll: Networking Convergence, Ethernet, InfiniBand or both?

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

I just received an email in my inbox from Voltaire along with a pile of other advertisements, advisories, alerts and announcements from other folks. What caught my eye on the email was that it is announcing a new survey results that you can read here as well as below. ...