Part III: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the third in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what about the IBM Virtual Appliance Factory? Where PureFlex and PureApplication (PureSystems) are the platforms or vehicles for enabling your journey to efficient and effective ...

Part II: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the second in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the earlier post here, and the next post here.So what are the speeds and feeds of a PureFlex system? The components that make up the PureFlex line include:IBM management ...

Part I: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the first in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the next post here.For a certain generation of IBM faithful or followers the recently announced PureFlex and PureApplication systems might give a sense of DejaVu perhaps even causing some to ...

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, ...

Dude, is Dell going to buy Brocade?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Some IT industry buzz this week is around continued speculation (or here) of who will Dell buy next and will it be Brocade. Brocade was mentioned as a possible acquisition by some in the IT industry last fall after Dell stepped back from the 3PAR bidding war with HP. Industry rumors ...

Is FCoE Struggling to Gain Traction, or on a normal adoption course?

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Here is an article by Drew Robb over at Enterprise Storage Forum about Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and its state of adoption. Drews article includes comments and perspectives from myself around where FCoE is going and why it is on a long road and not a sprint for a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Kudos to HP CEO Mark Hurd for dignity to step down from his post

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Yesterday (Friday) late afternoon, HP announced (or read here) that their CEO Mark Hurd was resigning due to improprieties uncovered during an internal investigation. HP is far from being alone in the corporate world involving investigations, lawsuits by governments or allegations of bribes and impropriety. However what ...

Initial Virtumania Appearance (Episode 14) with fellow vExperts

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

This past week I was invited to join some fellow vExperts as a first time guest on Rich Brambleys (@rbrambley and VMETC) podcast show called Virtumania.Episode 14 (Virtualization and Networking Turf Wars) had as a theme as you can guest themes around physical, logical and virtual networking ...

EMC VPLEX: Virtual Storage Redefined or Respun?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

In a flurry of announcements that coincide with EMCworld occurring in Boston this week of May 10 2010 EMC officially unveiled the Virtual Storage vision initiative (aka twitter hash tag of #emcvs) and initial VPLEX product. The Virtual Storage initiative was virtually previewed ...

Infosmack Episode 34, VMware, Microsoft and More

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Following on the heals of several guest appearances late in 2009 ( here, here, here and here) on the Storage Monkeys Infosmack weekly pod cast, I was recently asked to join them again for the inaugural 2010 show (Episode 34). Along with VMguru Rich Brambley and hosts ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...