Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the SSD storage I/O flash cash cache dash

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Cisco buys Whiptail continuing the Storage storage I/O flash cash cache dash Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two ...

VCE revisited, now & zen

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Yesterday VCE and their proud parents announced revenues had reached an annual run rate of a billion dollars. Today VCE announced some new products along with enhancements to others. Before going forward though, lets take go back for a moment to help set the stage to ...

Hardware, Software, what about Valueware?

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

I am surprised nobody has figured out how to use the term valueware to describe their hardware, software or services solutions, particular around cloud, big data, little data, converged solution stacks or bundles, virtualization and related themes.Cloud and virtualization building blocks transformed into Valueware Note that I'm referring ...

Cloud storage: Dont be scared, however look before you leap

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Here is a link to a web cast on BrightTalk I will be doing live on Thursday June 9, 2011 at 1PM Pacific, 3PM Central or 4PM Eastern time lasting about 45 minutes. The web cast is titled: Cloud storage: Dont be scared, however look before you leap.This web cast ...

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. ...