Morning Summer Storms Walking Through The Midwest

Friday, June 21st, 2013

It is June 21st which means closet enough to Summer solstice to say it's also Summer here in Minnesota. Being Prepared Summers in Minnesota also means severe thunderstorms with lightning, strong winds and heavy rain along with hail, sometimes even tornadoes or straight line winds.When those occur it is also ...

Introducing Josh Apter and the Padcaster from NAB 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Now also available via This is a new episode in the continuing StorageIO industry trends and perspectives pod cast series (you can view more episodes or shows along with other audio and video content here) as well as listening via iTunes or via your preferred means using this RSS feed ...

The Human Face of Big Data, a Book Review

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

My copy of the new book The Human Face of Big Data created by Rick Smolan and Jennifer Erwitt arrived yesterday compliments of EMC (the lead sponsor). In addition to EMC, the other sponsors of the book are Cisco, VMware, FedEx, Originate and Tableau software. To say this is a ...

Little data, big data and very big data (VBD) or big BS?

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is an industry trends and perspective piece about big data and little data, industry adoption and customer deployment. If you are in any way associated with information technology (IT), business, scientific, media and entertainment computing or related areas, you may have heard big data mentioned. Big data has been a ...

3rd of July fireworks grand finale video

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Last week here in the U.S. was the independence day holiday also known as the 4th of July which means vacations, out side fun, backyard parties and barbeques, time in and around the water and other forms of fun. It also means fireworks which tend to be on the evening ...

Dell Storage Customer Advisory Panel (CAP)

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Recently I was asked by Dell to moderate and host their North America storage customer advisory panel (CAP) session (twitter #storagecap) that followed their 2012 storage forum (see comments about 2011 storage forum here) event in Boston (Disclosure Dell covered my trip to Boston). This was an interesting event in many ...

Cloud and travel fun

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Warning if you are a cloud purist who does not take lightly to fun in and around all types of clouds, well, try to have some fun, otherwise enjoy this fun in and around clouds post. On a recent trip to a video recording studio in the Boston (BOS) area, I ...

Congratulations to IBM for releasing XIV SPC results

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Over the past several years I have done an annual post about IBM and their XIV storage system and this is the fourth in what has become a series. You can read the first one here, the second one here, and last years here and here after the announcement of ...

Who or what is your sphere of influence?

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Disclosure: I used to be an IT customer working in different organizations, than worked for various vendors, than for an analyst firm before starting StorageIO. Thus I have been at various seats around the proverbial IT table, having listened to as well as being part of various stories from different ...