June 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructures Update Newsletter

Friday, June 30th, 2017



Old School, New School, Current and Back to School (With Poll)

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Old School, New School, Current and Back to School Are you old school or new school? If you are new school or old school, then will you be stuck on those school's of thought or advanced to the current and future schools? Old School From the old school folks you will hear things along ...

Trick or treat: Have you seen any IT Frankenstacks

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Given that it is Halloween season, time for some fun.Over the past couple of weeks various product and solution services announcements have been made that result in various articles, columns, blogs and commentary in support of them. Ever wonder which if any of those products could actually be stitched ...

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Who is responsible for vendor lockin?Updated 1/21/2018 Who is responsible for vendor lockin? Is vendor lockin caused by vendors, their partners or by customers? In my opinion vendor lockin can be from any or all of the above.What is vendor lockin Vendor lockin is a situation where a customer becomes ...

Buzzword Bingo 1.0 – Are you ready for fall product announcemnts?

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Ever play IT buzzword bingo or perhaps you have and not realized it? Anyone can play, its easy and you don’t even need to know or understand the words or terms. Its actually quite common and very easy, it goes like this, someone perhaps a vendor, var, media, ...

Comfort Zones – Stating What Might Be Obvious to Some…

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Over the past couple of weeks I have talked with many IT professionals who work in IT data centers of varying size from different locations around the world. A couple of interesting patterns or trends if you prefer I have noticed are that while IT and storage professionals in ...

Mainframe, CMG, Virtualization, Storage and “Zombie Technologies”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

In case you missed the news, IBM today announced a new mainframe the z10, yes, that's right, the mother of all "Zombie Technologies" (and I say this with all due respect), you know, technologies that are declared dead yet are viable, working and still living thus purchasable. Some other examples ...