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 ...

Cloud conversations: AWS Government Cloud (GovCloud)

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Following earlier cloud conversations posts, cloud computing means many things from products to services, functionality and positioned for different layers of service delivery or capabilities (e.g. SaaS, AaaS, PaaS, IaaS and XaaS). Consequently it is no surprise when I hear from different people their opinion, belief or perception of what is ...

Amazon cloud storage options enhanced with Glacier

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In case you missed it, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has enhanced their cloud services (Elastic Cloud Compute or EC2) along with storage offerings. These include Relational Database Service (RDS), DynamoDB, Elastic Block Store (EBS), and Simple Storage Service (S3). Enhancements include new functionality along with availability or reliability in the ...

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the NetFlix Fix?

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

I received the following note from Amazon Web Services (AWS) about an enhancement to their Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service that can be seen by some as an enhancement to service or perhaps by others after last weeks outages, a fix ...

AWS (Amazon) storage gateway, first, second and third impressions

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the beta of their new storage gateway functionality that enables access of Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Services) from your different applications using an appliance installed in your data center site. With this beta launch, Amazon joins other startup vendors who are providing standalone gateway ...

Visit my new Amazon authors page

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

In addition to my books The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC) and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier) being on Amazon, I now also have an Amazon Authors page.If you are an Amazon shopper, you may already know about authors pages, if, not, they are a feature available for book authors ...

Is There a Data and I/O Activity Recession?

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

With all the focus on both domestic and international economic woes and discussion of recessions and depressions and possible future rapid inflation, recent conversations with IT professionals from organizations of all size across different industry sectors and geographies prompted the question, is there also a data and I/O ...

Plenty of Industry Firsts at VMworld Europe

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Warning: Ok, I'm tiered and ready for a short vacation, so be advised, there is some industry and other tongue and check humor in this post, if you get it great, if not, don’t worry about it, ask around and someone can fill you in... ;).So with VMworld ...

Just for Fun: Roses are Red…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Ok, just for fun, Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue,You can download for free your Redbooks from IBM,or, you can go to Amazon and pay for them too...So that might beg the question, when will there be a download or Kindle version of my new book? Well, tell the ...

Do you have your copy of “The Green and Virtual Data Center” yet?

Monday, January 26th, 2009



Getting Caught Up – Its Been a Busy Year

Monday, December 29th, 2008

I'm taking a bit of a break during the holidays, getting caught up on some things, getting a jump on some others, doing some reflecting and planning for 2009 and doing a bit of relaxing and having some fun as well.As I look back on 2008, I realize why it ...

Getting Caught Up and Holiday Shopping

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Its a busy time of the year as things wind down and wrap up, including holiday shopping and applicable gift wrapping unless you outsource the wrapping to the likes of Amazon.com when shopping on-line in a cloud enabled world.For me this was a busy week with a quick trip out ...

Storage Magazine in a Virtual World

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Despite some internet chatter the other day that the TechTarget Storage magazine (not to be confused with a different Dutch magazine that I happen to have recently appeared in) had ceased to exist, the reality is that the print version like so many other publications is giving way to an ...