Speaking of speeding up business with SSD storage

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Solid state devices (SSD) are a popular topic gaining both industry adoption and customer deployment to speed up storage performance. Here is a link to a recent conversation that I had with John Hillard to discuss industry trends and perspectives pertaining to using SSD to boost performance ...

Practical Email optimization and archiving strategies

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

Email is a popular tool for messaging, calendaring, and managing contacts along with attachments in most organizations.Given the popularity of email and diverse ways that it is used for managing various forms of unstructured data attachments including photos, video, audio, spreadsheets, presentations and other document objects, there are corresponding ...

Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking book VMworld 2011 debut

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Following up from a previous preview post about my new book Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press) for those for those attending VMworld 2011 in Las Vegas Monday August 29 through Thursday September 1st 2011, you can pick up your copy at the VMworld book store.Book signing ...

2011 Summer momentus hybrid hard disk drive (HHDD) moment

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

This is the fourth in a series of posts (others are here, here and here) that I have been doing for over a year now taking a moment now and then to share some of my experiences with using hybrid hard disk drives (HHDD) along side my hard disk drives ...

StorageIO Momentus Hybrid Hard Disk Drive (HHDD) Moments

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

This is the third in a series of posts that I have done about Hybrid Hard Disk Drives (HHDDs) along with pieces about Hard Disk Drives (HDD) and Solid State Devices (SSDs). Granted the HDD received its AARP card several years ago when it turned 50 and is routinely declared ...

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 ...

Have VTLs or VxLs become Zombies, Declared dead yet still alive?

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Have you heard or read the reports and speculation that VTLs (Virtual Tape Libraries) are dead? It seems that in IT the all to popular trend is to declare something dead so that your new product or technology can have a chance of making it in to the ...

What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?

Friday, September 17th, 2010

What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction?Updated 10/9/2018What is DFR or Data Footprint Reduction? Data Footprint Reduction (DFR) is a collection of techniques, technologies, tools and best practices that are used to address data growth management challenges. Dedupe is currently the industry darling for DFR particularly in the scope or context ...