IT and storage economics 101, supply and demand

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

In my 2012 (and 2013) industry trends and perspectives predictions I mentioned that some storage systems vendors who managed their costs could benefit from the current Hard Disk Drive (HDD) shortage. Most in the industry would say that is saying what they have said, however I have an alternate scenario. ...

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spin

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

As the Hard Disk Drive HDD continues to spinUpdated 2/10/2018Despite having been repeatedly declared dead at the hands of some new emerging technology over the past several decades, the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) continues to spin and evolve as it moves towards its 60th birthday. More recently HDDs have been declared ...

Seagate to say goodbye to Cayman Islands, Hello Ireland

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Seagate (NASDQ: STX) corporation, the parent of the company many people in IT and data storage in particular know as Seagate the disk drive manufacturer is moving their paper headquarters from the Cayman Islands where they have been based since 2000 to Ireland. ...

Industry Trend: Five year HDD (hard disk drive) warranties

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I received a note from Seagate the other day (they requested that this be embargoed until today) about changes to their warranty program for their various disk drive products.Now I get a ton of updates, press releases, briefing notes and other news from vendors, resellers, industry trade groups and ...

SSD activity continues to go virtually round and round

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Solid State Disk (SSD) (both FLASH and RAM based) activities and discussions continue to go round and round (pun intended) with announcements (here, here, here, here, here, and here and among others) of various improvements and evolution for technologies focused from the consumer to the small office home ...

Power, Cooling, Floor-space, Environmental (PCFE) and Green Metrics

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The Metrics and Measurement page on has been updated along with other pages covering IT data center PCFE and green topics for servers, storage, networks and facilities. Have a look.Ok, nuff said. Cheers gs Greg Schulz - Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press), The Green and Virtual Data ...

Do Disk based VTLs draw less power than Tape?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The tape is dead debates rage on as they have for a decades which make for good press and discussion or debate during slow times, similar to coverage of what Britney Spears or Paris Hilton are or are not wearing.In the on-going debates and Greenwashing of what technology or vendor ...

Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Heres a Link to a new article/column/opinion piece over at Enterprise Storage Forum by me about "Moving Beyond the Benchmark Brouhaha" in the storage industry.Have a read for yourself.Cheers GS