Behind the Scenes, SANta Claus Global Cloud Story

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

There is a ton of discussion, stories, articles, videos, conferences and blogs about the benefits and value proposition of cloud computing. Not to mention, discussion or debates about what is or what is not a cloud or cloud product, service or architecture including some perspectives and ...

Is MAID Storage Dead? I Dont Think So!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Some vendors are doing better than others and first generation MAID (Massive or monolithic Array of Idle Disks) might be dead or about to be deceased, spun down or put into a long term sleep mode, it is safe to say that second generation MAID (e.g. ...

SSD and Storage System Performance

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Jacob Gsoedl has a new article over at SearchStorage titled How to add solidstate storage to your enterprise data storage systems. In his article which includes some commentary by me, Jacob lays out various options on where and how to deploy solid state devices (SSD) ...

The other Green Storage: Efficiency and Optimization

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Some believe that green storage is specifically designed to reduce power and cooling costs. The reality is that there are many ways to reduce environmental impact while enhancing the economics of data storage besides simply booting utilizing. These include optimizing data storage capacity as well as boosting performance ...

Green IT and Virtual Data Centers

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Green IT and virtual data centers are no fad nor are they limited to large-scale environments. Paying attention to how resources are used to deliver information services in a flexible, adaptable, energy-efficient, environmentally, and economically friendly way to boost efficiency and productivity are here to stay. Read more here in the article I did for ...

PUE, Are you Managing Power, Energy or Productivity?

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

With a renewed focus on Green IT including energy Efficiency and Optimization of servers, storage, networks and facilities, is your focus on managing power, energy, or, productivity? For example, do you use or are interested in metrics such as Greengrid PUE or 80 Plus efficient power supplies ...

Clouds are like Electricity: Dont be Scared

Friday, September 25th, 2009

IT clouds (compute, applications, storage, and services) are like electricity in that they can be scary or confusing to some while being enabling or a necessity s to others not to mention being a polarizing force depending on where you sit or view them. As a polarizing force, ...

Catch of the day or post of the day!

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Ok, I know, its been a couple of weeks since my last post. Sure I have been tweeting now and then, attending several briefings with new emerging as well as existing vendors for up-coming announcements, not to mention getting some other content out from webcasts, to podcasts, or videos, interviews, ...

March and Mileage Mania Wrap-up

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Today's flight to Santa Ana (SNA) Orange County California for an 18 hour visit marks my 3rd trip to the left coast in the past four weeks that started out with a trip to Los Angeles. The purpose of today's trip is to deliver a talk around Business Continuance ...

Remember The Alamo

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Yesterday I made a quick trip down to San Antonio Texas (SAT) to do a keynote talk about "BC/DR and Virtual Environments" along with a sprinkling of IT effieincy aka Green; consolidation, power, cooling, footprint, data management and cloud topics mixed in the discussion. The dinner event was put on ...

Downloads for fall 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions now available

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The TechTarget Storage Media Group has posted on Bitpipe the session presentations from the recent fall (November 17-19th) 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions event. If you have never been to a Storage Decisions event, it�s a great venue for meeting with IT and storage professionals as well as vendors who also ...

Storage Optimization: Performance, Availability, Capacity, Effectiveness

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

With the IT and storage industry shying away from green hype, green washing and other green noise, there is also a growing realization that the new green is about effectively boosting efficiency to improve productivity and profitability or to sustain business and IT growth during tough economic times.This past ...

Dutch StorageExpo Recap

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of presenting a keynote talk ("Storage Industry Trends and Perspectives: Beyond Hype and Green Washing") at the Dutch StorageExpo (produced by VNU Exhibitions Europe) event in Utrecht the Netherlands which was co-located in the ultra large Jaarbeurs congress center (e.g. convention center) along ...

Thank you Gartner for generating green awareness for my new book: The Green and Virtual Data Center!

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

The other day Gartner issued a press release about their new findings that Users Are Becoming Increasingly Confused About the Issues and Solutions Surrounding Green IT.This however what is missing from the Gartner report and action steps is to also say to read my new book "The Green and ...