2012 industry trends perspectives and commentary (predictions)

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

2011 is almost over, so its wrap up time of the year as well as getting ready for 2012. Here is a link to a post of the top 25 new posts that appeared on StorageIOblog in 2011. As a companion to the above, here is a link to the all ...

Top 2011 cloud virtualization storage and networking posts

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Im in the process of wrapping up 2011 and getting ready for 2012, here is a list of the top 25 new posts from this past year at StorageIOblog. Looking back, here is a post about industry trends, thoughts and perspective predictions for 2010 and 2011 (preview 2012 and 2013 ...

The blame game: Does cloud storage result in data loss?

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I recently came across a piece by Carl Brooks over at IT Tech News Daily that caught my eye, title was Cloud Storage Often Results in Data Loss. The piece has an effective title (good for search engine: SEO optimization) as it stood out from many others ...

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common?

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

What do VARs and Clouds as well as MSPs have in common? Several things it turns out:Some Value Added Resellers (VARS) (links to VAR related content and comments here, here and here) sell cloud services or solutions Some VARs are also cloud or managed solutions providers (MSPs) themselves, thus some cloud or ...

The function of XaaS(X) – Pick a letter

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Remember the xSP era where X was I for ISP (Internet Service Provider) or M for Managed Service Provider (MSP) or S for Storage Service Provider, part of buzzword bingo? That was similar to the xLM craze where X could have been I for Information Lifecycle Management ...