Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform (and Ethernet HDD)

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Seagate Kinetic Cloud and Object Storage I/O platform Seagate announced today their Kinetic platform and drive designed for use by object API accessed storage including for cloud deployments. The Kinetic platform includes Hard Disk Drives (HDD) that feature 1Gb Ethernet (1 GbE) attached devices that ...

IBM buys Softlayer, for software defined infrastructures and clouds?

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

IBM today announced that they are acquiring privately held Dallas Texas-based Softlayer and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider.IBM is referring to this as Cloud without Compromise (read more about clouds, conversations and confidence here).It's about the management, flexibly, scale up, out and down, agility and valueware.Is ...

EMC ViPR software defined object storage part III

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

This is part III in a series of posts pertaining to EMC ViPR software defined storage and object storage. You can read part I here and part II here.More on the object opportunity Other object access includes OpenStack storage part Swift, AWS S3 HTTP and REST API ...

EMC ViPR virtual physical object and software defined storage (SDS)

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Introducing EMC ViPR This is the first in a three part series, read part II here, and part III here. During the recent EMCworld event in Las Vegas among other things, EMC announced ViPR (read announcement here) . Note that this ViPR is not the same EMC Viper project ...

Ceph Day in Amsterdam and Sage Weil on Object Storage

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part II)?

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

This is the second of two posts (here is the first post) that are part of ongoing industry trends and perspectives cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. So what does the first post have to do with Dell having a cloudy cloud strategy story? Simple, ...

Does Dell have a cloudy cloud strategy story (Part I)?

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

This is first of a two-part post (click here for second post) that is part of ongoing industry trends and perspective cloud conversations series that looks at Dell and their cloud strategy story. For background, some previous Dell posts are found here, here, here and here. Here is ...