Who will be winner with Oracle $10 Million dollar challenge?

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

In case you missed it, Oracle has a ten million dollar challenge (here, here and here) to prove that their servers and database software technologies are 5 times faster than IBM. Up to 10 winners open to U.S. Fortune 1000 companies running an Oracle 11g data warehouse on IBM Power ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Summer Weddings: EMC+Datadomain and HP+IBRIX

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Are you friend or family of the bride or groom?Here's comes the bride! (Audio)That's a question me and Mrs. Schulz were asked recently when we attended a wedding.Summer months particularly June and August are known as wedding months (Hmmm, more merger & acquisition activity to come?). Summer is a ...

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 ...

Out and About Update

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

As part of the continuing on the road theme and series, this post is being done while traveling for this weeks adventures and events including stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and wrapping up the week in Minneapolis at the local CMG quarterly meeting event. At both last weeks events in ...

Recent StorageIO Media Coverage and Comments

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitters to other venues, here are some recent links among others to media coverage and comments by me on a different topics that are among others found at www.storageio.com/news.html.Business Wire: Comments on The Green and Virtual Data Center Book - Jan ...

Did someone forget to tell Dell that Tape is dead?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Did someone forget to send a memo to Dell that magnetic tape is dead, or, perhaps pre-occupied with other activities? Maybe no body at Dell read the "virtual" or "fictional" memo that tape is dead?Ok, enough with the cynicism and joking around, tape is not dead (See recent Computerworld and ...

Why XIV is so important to IBMs storage business – Its Not About the Technology or Product!

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Ok, so I know I'm not taking a popular stance on this one from both camps, the IBMers and their faithful followers as well as the growing legion of XIV followers will take exception I'm sure.Likewise, the nay sayers would argue why not take a real swing and knock ...