What industry pundits love and loathe about data storage

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Drew Robb has a good article about what IT industry pundits including vendors, analysts, and advisors loath including comments from myself. In the article Drew asks: What do you really love about storage and what are your pet peeves? One of my comments and perspectives is that I like Hybrid ...

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 ...

Trick or treat: 2011 IT Zombie technology poll

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Warning: Do not be scared, however be ready for some trick and treat fun, it is after all, the Halloween season. I like new emerging technologies and trends along with Zombie technologies, you know, those technologies that have been declared dead yet are still being enhanced, sold and used. ...

Industry trend: People plus data are aging and living longer

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Lets face it, people and information are living longer and thus there are more of each along with a strong interdependency by both. People living and data being retained longer should not be a surprise, take a step back and look at the bigger picture. There is no such thing as ...

Are Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) getting too big?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Lets start out by clarifying something, that is in terms of context or scope, big means storage capacity as opposed to the physical packaging size of a hard disk drive (HDD) which are getting smaller. So are HDDs in terms of storage capacity getting too big? This question of if HDDs ...

Using Removable Hard Disk Drives (RHDDs)

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Removable hard disk drives (RHDD) are a form of removable media which includes magnetic tape that address many common use cases. Usage scenarios include enabling bulk data portability for larger environments or for D2D backup where the media needs to be physically moved offsite for small and mid sized environments. ...

Tape talk time (tape summit and tape is alive, for some)

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Welcome to the tape summit resources and tape summit resources micro site with links for those who are interested in magnetic tape for backup, archive, BC, DR, big and little data tape ...

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 ...

Data footprint reduction (Part 2): Dell, IBM, Ocarina and Storwize

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 ...

Industry Trends and Perspectives: Tape, Disk and Dedupe Coexistence

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. The topic of this post is a trend that ...

Recent tips, videos, articles and more update V2010.1

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Realizing that some prefer blogs to webs to twitter to other venues, here are some recent links to articles, tips, videos, webcasts and other content that have appeared in different venues since August 2009.i365 Guest Interview: Experts Corner: Q&A with Greg Schulz December 2009SearchCIO Midmarket: Remote-location ...

Storage Efficiency and Optimization – The Other Green

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

For those of you in the New York City area, I will be presenting live in person at Storage Decisions September 23, 2009 conference The Other Green, Storage Efficiency and Optimization.Throw out the "green“: buzzword, and you're still left with the task of saving or maximizing use of space, ...

Upcoming Out and About Events

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Following up on previous Out and About updates ( here and here ) of where I have been, heres where I'm going to be over the next couple of weeks. On September 15th and 16th 2009, I will be the keynote speaker along with doing 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 ...