Part I: PureSystems, something old, something new, something from big blue

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

This is the first in a five-part series around the recent IBM PureSystems announcements. You can view the next post here.For a certain generation of IBM faithful or followers the recently announced PureFlex and PureApplication systems might give a sense of DejaVu perhaps even causing some to ...

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 ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Public and Private IT Clouds

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

This is part of an ongoing series of short industry trends and perspectives blog posts briefs. These short posts compliment other longer posts along with traditional industry trends and perspective white papers, research reports, solution brief content found at www.storageio.com/reports. Are you clear on cloud conversation issues, topics and ...

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 ...

What is the Future of Servers?

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Recently I provided some comments and perspectives on the future of servers in an article over at Processor.com.In general, blade servers will become more ubiquitous, that is they wont go away, rather become more common place with even higher density processors with more cores and ...

Did HP respond to EMC and Cisco VCE with Microsoft HyperV bundle?

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Last week EMC and Cisco along with Intel and VMware created the VCE collation along with a consumption model based service joint venture called Acadia.In other activity last week, HP made several announcements including: Improvements in sensing technologies StorageWorks enhancements (SVSP, IBRIX, EVA and HyperV, X9000 and others) ...