EMC VFCache respinning SSD and intelligent caching (Part I)

Monday, February 6th, 2012

This is the first part of a two part series covering EMC VFCache, you can read the second part here. EMC formerly announced VFCache (aka Project Lightning) an IO accelerator product that comprises a PCIe nand flash card (aka Solid State Device or SSD) and intelligent cache management software. ...

IT and technology turkeys

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Now that Halloween and talk of Zombies has past (at least for now), that means next up on the social or holiday calendar topics in the U.S. is thanksgiving which means turkey themes. With turkey themes in mind, how about some past, current and maybe future technology flops or where ...

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 ...

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 ...

Could Huawei buy Brocade?

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Disclosure: I have no connection to Huawei. I own no stock in, nor have I worked for Brocade as an employee; however I did work for three years at SAN vendor INRANGE which was acquired by CNT. However I left to become an industry analyst prior to ...

StorageIO aka Greg Schulz appears on Infosmack

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

If you are in the IT industry, and specifically have any interest or tie to data infrastructures from servers, to storage and networking including hardware, software, services not to mention virtualization and clouds, InfoSmack and Storage Monkeys should be on your read or listen list. Recently I was invited to be ...

SPC and Storage Benchmarking Games

Monday, July 6th, 2009

There is a post over in one of the LinkedIn Discussion forums about storage performance council (SPC) benchmarks being miss-leading that I just did a short response post to. Here’s the full post as LinkedIn has a short post response limit.While the SPC is far from ...

IBM Out, Oracle In as Buyer of Sun

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Following on the heals of IBM in talks with Sun that broke down a week or so ago, today's news is Oracle has agreed to buy Sun extending Larry Ellison's software empire as well as boosting his hardware empire from fast sport platforms to server, storage and other IT data ...