Industry trends and perspectives: SNW 2012 Rapping with Dave Raffo of SearchStorage

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Now also available via This is the seventh (here is the first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth) in a series of StorageIO industry trends and perspective audio blog and pod cast discussions from Storage Networking World (SNW) Fall 2012 in Santa Clara California.Given how at conference conversations tend to ...

Back to School and Dedupe School

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Summers is over hear in the northern hemisphere and its back to school time. This coming week I will be the substitute teacher filling in for my friend Mr. Backup in Minneapolis and Toronto for TechTargets Dedupe School. If you are in either city and have not yet ...

On The Road Again: An Update

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

A while back, I posted about a busy upcoming spring schedule of activity and events, and then a few weeks ago, posted an update, so this can be considered the latest "On The Road Again" update. While the economy continues to be in rough condition and job reductions or layoffs ...

SNW (And other conferences) Want and Need You!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Not to worry, its not yet time for phrases such as "Ask not what a conference can do for you, ask what you can do for a conference...", at least I hope until some clever marketer tries that theme to stimulate conference participation short of an IT conference bailout package....

Hitting The Road Again

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

The phrase hitting the road can have different meaning these days with rash of layoffs, cutbacks, right-sizing and so forth that are hitting companies of all sizes include IT manufacturer, services, media and even analysts firms of the like of giant Gartner (who also canceled some of their upcoming shows/conferences) ...

Storage Magazine in a Virtual World

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Despite some internet chatter the other day that the TechTarget Storage magazine (not to be confused with a different Dutch magazine that I happen to have recently appeared in) had ceased to exist, the reality is that the print version like so many other publications is giving way to an ...

Remember The Alamo

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Yesterday I made a quick trip down to San Antonio Texas (SAT) to do a keynote talk about "BC/DR and Virtual Environments" along with a sprinkling of IT effieincy aka Green; consolidation, power, cooling, footprint, data management and cloud topics mixed in the discussion. The dinner event was put on ...

Downloads for fall 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions now available

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

The TechTarget Storage Media Group has posted on Bitpipe the session presentations from the recent fall (November 17-19th) 2008 San Francisco Storage Decisions event. If you have never been to a Storage Decisions event, it�s a great venue for meeting with IT and storage professionals as well as vendors who also ...