Back to school shopping: Dude, Dell Digests 3PAR Disk storage

Monday, August 16th, 2010

No sooner has the dust settled from Dells other recent acquisitions, its back to school shopping time and the latest bargain for the Round Rock Texas folks is bay (San Francisco) area storage vendor 3PAR for $1.15B. As a refresh, some of Dells more recent acquisitions ...

Data footprint reduction (Part 1): Life beyond dedupe and changing data lifecycles

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Over the past couple of weeks there has been a flurry of IT industry activity around data footprint impact reduction with Dell buying Ocarina and IBM acquiring Storwize. For those who want the quick (compacted, reduced) synopsis of what Dell buying Ocarina as well as IBM acquiring Storwize means read ...

Its US Census time, What about IT Data Centers?

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It is that once a decade activity time this year referred to as the US 2010 Census. With the 2010 census underway, not to mention also time for completing and submitting your income tax returns, if you are in IT, what about measuring, assessing, taking inventory ...

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 ...

Intelligent Power Management (IPM) and second generation MAID 2.0 on the rise

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

In case you missed it today, Adaptec announced that they are the 1st vendor "This Week" to add support for Intelligent Power Management (IPM) to their storage systems. Adaptec joins a growing list of vendors who are deploying, or, who are program announcing some variation of IPM and second ...

Closing the Green Gap – Green washing may be endangered, however addressing real green issues is here to stay

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Here's a new article I wrote that just appeared over at Enterprise Storage Forum called Closing the Green Storage Gap.Not all 'green' IT solutions or messages are created equal. Regardless of political views, the reality is that for business and IT sustainability, a focus on ecological issues and ...

Links to Upcoming and Recent Webcasts and Videocasts

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Here are links to several recent and upcoming Webcast and video casts covering a wide range of topics. Some of these free Webcast and video casts may require registration.Industry Trends & Perspectives - Data Protection for Virtual Server EnvironmentsNext Generation Data Centers Today: What's New with Storage and NetworkingHot Storage ...

Green, Virtual, Servers, Storage and Networking 2008 Beijing Olympics

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

How about those opening 2008 Beijing Olympic ceremonies on NBC last night?If you were like me, I had my DVR capture the event while out enjoying the nice August evening with some friends doing some relaxing and fishing (we did catch and release fish!) on the scenic St. Croix ...

SMB capacity planning; Focusing on energy conservation

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Here's a link to a new tip I wrote that is posted over at SearchSMBStorage on Capacity Planning and energy conservation.Here are some added links to other recent tips I wrote and posted at a SearchSMBStorage:Improve your storage energy efficiencyData protection for virtual server environmentsData footprint reduction for SMBsIs ...

Data Proteciton for Virtual Environments

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Server virtualization continues to be a popular industry focus, particularly to discuss IT data center power, cooling, floor space and environmental (PCFE) issues commonly called green computing along with supporting next generation virtualized data center environments. There are many challenges and options related to protecting data and applications in ...

Spring 2008 Storage Descisions Wrap-Up

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Once again the Techtarget (TT) folks put on a great event at the spring 2008 edition of Storage Decisions (SD) event in Chicago, tip of the hat to the whole TT crew. SD is known as an IT consumer/user event as opposed to industry events like SNW that ...

Hot Storage Topics Converge on Chicago Next Week

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Next week in Chicago (May 12th) at Storage Strategies, the event for channel professional held the evening before StorageDecisions I will be talking about Hot Storage Topics for 2008 including addressing data protection for virtual environments, power cooling floor space environmental (PCFE) aka green items and the "Green Gap", ...